Gretsch Guitars

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Treat yourself and audiences to decades of delectable Gretsch tone with this incredibly affordable yet professional-grade hollowbody. Loaded with vintage-voiced FT-5E Filter'Tron humbucking pickups, an Adjusto-matic bridge, and a Bigsby B60 vibrato, the G5420T Electromatic conjures the subtle pitch modulation and articulate chime Gretsch is known for. A 3-way pickup switch and four controls — including a master volume with treble-bleed circuitry — ensure you'll have no problem summoning the legendary sounds this hollowbody was built to produce. The G5420T Electromatic melds vintage style with modern playability.

FT-5E Filter'Tron Pickups Deliver Legendary Gretsch Tone

The G5420T Electromatic is equipped with a pair of FT-5E Filter'Tron humbucking pickups that provide the punchy, full-bodied tone Gretsch is renowned for. These vintage-voiced pickups are wound to vintage specs to authentically capture the chime and articulate snap of classic Gretsch hollowbodies from the 1950s and '60s. With a 3-way pickup switch, you can select either pickup individually or blend them together for complex tones with enhanced lows, clear mids and chiming highs.

Bigsby B60 Vibrato Tailpiece Adds Signature Gretsch Shimmer

No Gretsch hollowbody would be complete without a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. The G5420T Electromatic features a Bigsby B60 vibrato that provides the subtle pitch modulation Gretsch guitars are known for. Adding a shimmering quality to your tone, the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece lets you bend notes up and down to create signature Gretsch sounds. Coupled with the Adjusto-matic bridge, the Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece helps this hollowbody sing with articulate chime and punch.

Maple Neck and Laurel Fingerboard Balance Playability and Tone

The G5420T Electromatic hollowbody features a maple neck with a comfortable C profile and 12" radius laurel fingerboard. The maple neck provides rigidity and focus to the tone of the hollow mahogany body. The laurel fingerboard, which is slightly softer than rosewood, helps balance playability and tone. Together, the maple neck and laurel fingerboard make this hollowbody a joy to play while complementing its articulate, vintage-inspired tone.

Classic Gretsch Style with Modern Refinements

With elegant arches, bound F-holes and gold hardware, the G5420T Electromatic exudes Gretsch style. The smaller late-1950s-inspired bound headstock, pearloid thumbnail inlays, secured Adjusto-Matic bridge and open-back tuning machines offer a nod to Gretsch's storied past. However, modern refinements like a treble-bleed circuit, GraphTech NuBone nut and simplified electronics ensure this hollowbody plays and sounds its best while being incredibly affordable.

Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Classic Hollowbody Single-Cut Electric Guitar Azure Metallic
Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Classic Hollowbody Single-Cut Electric Guitar Azure Metallic
Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Classic Hollowbody Single-Cut Electric Guitar Azure Metallic

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  • Maple top and body
  • Maple neck with Classic C profile
  • Laurel fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Dual FT-5E Filter'Tron humbuckers

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  • Body Type: Hollow body
  • Top wood: Laminated maple
  • Body wood: Laminated maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 24.6"
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Thumbnail
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/GraphTech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone, Individual volume, Individual volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Special electronics: Treble-bleed circuit
  • Bridge type: Fixed bridge
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • 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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