Gretsch Guitars

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The Gretsch Electromatic John Gourley Broadkaster center block electric guitar gives you a perfect combination of that distinctive Gretsch sound and playability upgrades suited for today's players. Its double-cutaway maple body features a chambered spruce center block, reducing feedback and increasing sustain for your solos and power chords. The USA Full'Tron humbucking pickups deliver a clear, balanced tone with chimey highs and a tight low end.

Center Block Body Provides Rock-Solid Tone

The center block design revolutionized semi-hollow body guitars. A chambered spruce center block runs through the middle of the maple body, increasing sustain and tightening up the low end. The result is a guitar with outstanding note definition and clarity, even when playing at high volumes. The reduced feedback also gives you more control over squeals and squeaks, allowing you to unleash screaming leads with confidence.

USA Full'Tron Pickups for Classic Gretsch Sound

The Gretsch Broadkaster is equipped with USA Full'Tron humbucking pickups that deliver a balanced tone with chimey highs and a tight low end. The bridge pickup has an articulate, twangy sound suited for rockabilly and country leads. The neck pickup produces a warm, rounded tone perfect for jazz chords and bluesy solos. A 3-way toggle switch lets you select bridge, neck or both pickups for a variety of tones.

Bigsby Tailpiece for Expressive Pitch Bends

A Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece allows you to add subtle pitch variations and shimmer to your notes. Bigsby vibratos have been used by iconic guitarists like Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy and Brian Setzer to produce their signature sounds. The B70 features a rocker bar that you move up and down to bend notes and add a swirling, modulated effect.

Playability Upgrades for Modern Guitarists

While the John Gourley Broadkaster has vintage-inspired looks and tone, it has several upgrades suited for today's players. The 12" fretboard radius and medium jumbo frets make bending and fretting chords comfortable and effortless. The control layout features master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and a three-position pickup selector switch, giving you simple yet flexible control over your tone. These enhancements result in a guitar that looks, sounds and plays like a classic but handles like a modern instrument.

Gretsch Guitars Electromatic John Gourley Broadkaster Center Block Electric Guitar Iridescent Black
Gretsch Guitars Electromatic John Gourley Broadkaster Center Block Electric Guitar Iridescent Black
Gretsch Guitars Electromatic John Gourley Broadkaster Center Block Electric Guitar Iridescent Black

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  • Double-cutaway maple body with a chambered spruce center block
  • Thin “U” shaped maple neck, 12"-radius laurel fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, and pearloid “cloud” inlays
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, locking tuners, Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece
  • USA Full'Tron humbucking pickups, 3-way pickup switch

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Body type: Double Cutaway Center Block
  • Top wood: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body wood: Laminated Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Thin “U”
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-Neck
  • Scale length: 24.6"
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Clouds
  • Nut width/material: 1.6875"/Graph Tech NuBone
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: USA Full'Tron
  • Bridge: USA Full'Tron
  • Control layout: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge design: Adjusto-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuning machines: Die-Cast Sealed Locking
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right-Handed

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Gretsch's Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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