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No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability.Alive and resonant, the G5420T has fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron™ voice that explodes with huge punch and...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability.
Alive and resonant, the G5420T has fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron™ voice that explodes with huge punch and clear, strong presence. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll guitars from the very beginning. It’s the sound of honor itself—play proud.

Features

  • Gloss-finish 5-ply maple hollow body and top
  • 24.6"-scale set-in maple neck with 22-fret, 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Black-Top Filter'tron pickups with 3-way pickup selector
  • Adjusto-matic bridge with fixed rosewood base, vintage-style open-gear tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: 5-ply Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.6 in.
  • Truss rod: Not specified
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Thumbnail
  • Nut width/material 1.69 in. (43 mm) GraphTech
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Blacktop Filter'Tron
  • Middle:
  • Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron
  • Brand: Gretsch
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Adjusto-matic with rosewood base
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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Gretsch GuitarsG5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar at a Great price !!!!

I am 52 years old and I have been playing since I was seven years old. I'm not a pro, but I consider myself a well rounded player. I have played cheap guitars...Read complete review

I am 52 years old and I have been playing since I was seven years old. I'm not a pro, but I consider myself a well rounded player. I have played cheap guitars and really nice ones too. I play Bluegrass, Country, and Rock from every era. I owned a 70's Chet Atkins Super Axe and played a Country Gentleman for a while also. The new Electromatics took me back to that time in my life. This guitar is a dream to play. I would say this Gretsch is worth every penny! Fit and finish are flawless. The pickups deliver, no matter what you ask for. Clean, clear, crisp Jazzy sound to some over-driven southern Rock. They just sound great! I'm currently playing through a Fender HotRod Deluxe which I believe is a good match for the Gretsch's ability. I've also played this guitar through a Fender Twin Reverb where its tone and personality really came through. The only negative thing I can say about this guitar is the pickup toggle switch had some noise in it, and the intonation wasn't set properly when I bought it. Both issues have been rectified and I couldn't be happier. I have owned my orange Gretsch G5420T for just over 2 years now and I have never regretted my purchase. If you want a great guitar at a reasonable price and one that can do it all, the Gretsch is the one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tuning Issues

Purchased this guitar and it is a great looking instrument with great tone and playability. The bridge is pinned to the top of the guitar so it can not be moved. My guitar was...Read complete review

Purchased this guitar and it is a great looking instrument with great tone and playability. The bridge is pinned to the top of the guitar so it can not be moved. My guitar was not tunable as the bridge was too far forward so the harmonics were all off. Guitar Center Took VERY Good Care of me and I purchased another instrument. With some extra guitar tech work, this could be a great guitar!

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar at a Great price !!!!

By JSS

from Winson-Salem, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I am 52 years old and I have been playing since I was seven years old. I'm not a pro, but I consider myself a well rounded player. I have played cheap guitars and really nice ones too. I play Bluegrass, Country, and Rock from every era. I owned a 70's Chet Atkins Super Axe and played a Country Gentleman for a while also. The new Electromatics took me back to that time in my life. This guitar is a dream to play. I would say this Gretsch is worth every penny! Fit and finish are flawless. The pickups deliver, no matter what you ask for. Clean, clear, crisp Jazzy sound to some over-driven southern Rock. They just sound great! I'm currently playing through a Fender HotRod Deluxe which I believe is a good match for the Gretsch's ability. I've also played this guitar through a Fender Twin Reverb where its tone and personality really came through. The only negative thing I can say about this guitar is the pickup toggle switch had some noise in it, and the intonation wasn't set properly when I bought it. Both issues have been rectified and I couldn't be happier. I have owned my orange Gretsch G5420T for just over 2 years now and I have never regretted my purchase. If you want a great guitar at a reasonable price and one that can do it all, the Gretsch is the one.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fantastic guitar well worth every penny.

      By Keith

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Bought the orange stain version to replace my older G5120. The blacktop filtertron pickups are a huge improvement over the old Gretsch humbuckers and the subtle design changes (F hole binding, smaller bound headstock and different neck angle) improve the looks and playability. It feels less boxy than the G5120. Build quality is excellent and I would highly recommend this guitar.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Bubba

      from Dayton

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Love how it looks and plays.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Guitar for the money

          By Fingers

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              Great sound. I had a Gretsch Tennessean Chet Atkins model as a teenager. The electronics are better on this guitar. Workmanship is OK but doesn't compare to the way they use to make them. No name tuners are OK. I had to set this guitar up, adjust bridge, and tune it so don't expect any care and feeding from guitar center when you buy it, it's never been looked at or taken out of the box from the manufacturer.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              its a great guitar and the beatles had it so it enspires me

              By ringo

              from fl

              About Me Child

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                its great

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar!

                By AJ

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    It's absolutely everything I expected from a legendary brand. Just a joy to sit down and play!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    One of the best

                    By Scott

                    from Pleasant Grove, Utah

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                      I have always loved Gretsch, and have always wanted one. I have tried other hollowbodies and just could not get the sound that you only get from a Gretsch.
                      The 5420 is a well built and great sounding guitar without breaking the bank.
                      I went in with the intention of buying the orange stain, but, the fairlane blue just pops.
                      The sales folks at the Orem, Utah store are great.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Everything you'd expect from a Gretsch!

                      By Jeff

                      from Corning NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                        I haven't had much time to play this guitar yet but I've loved every minute of it so far. It brings that perfect big bodied Gretsch sound without breaking the bank.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Well Crafted Gretsch Electromatic G5420T

                        By Bill W2

                        from Reno, Nevada

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                          Beautifully made Gretsch Electromatic Hollowbody, Fairlane Blue just Pops. Fit and finish are well crafted from Korea. Sound from the Blacktop Filter Tron pickups are the Gretsch sound I was hoping for. Perfect.

                          (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Tuning Issues

                          By Pat

                          from Pueblo

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                          Purchased this guitar and it is a great looking instrument with great tone and playability. The bridge is pinned to the top of the guitar so it can not be moved. My guitar was not tunable as the bridge was too far forward so the harmonics were all off. Guitar Center Took VERY Good Care of me and I purchased another instrument. With some extra guitar tech work, this could be a great guitar!

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Guitar I've ever had

                          By TK

                          from Utah

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                          • Takes time away from family

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                          Easily the best guitar I've ever owned.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cool guitar

                          By CJ

                          from South of Richmond, VA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                          • Fret Buzz

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                            Pros: Great neck, classic Gretsch sound and comfy to play. While I'm not a fan of Bigsbys in general, this one at least seems to stay in tune.

                            Cons: It had a bit of fret buzz but it adjusted out easily when I reset the neck relief.

                            I haven't had too much playing time due to other commitments but it's definitely a keeper.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gretsch G5420T Electromatic "Fairlane Blue "

                            By Bill W2

                            from Reno, Nevada

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics
                            • Well Made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Learning
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                              Beautifully made, fit and finish are very well done. The color ( Fairlane Blue) is brilliant. Fully bound body, neck, F Holes and head stock. Sound is what I was looking for in a Gretsch Hollowbody with the Blacktop Filter Tron pickups and Bigsby B60 tremelo. Sound Post style bracing under the Adjusto-Matic bridge works well. And the Treble Bleed/ Master Volume is a nice feature. Love it.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              This is my first Gretsch guitar, Love, Love, Love it,

                              By The Musicman

                              from Cleveland, Ohio area

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel
                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                Great guitar!

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very nice guitar

                                By Vince

                                from Cleveland

                                About Me Novice

                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Good Tone

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                  Very nice guitar. I've always wanted a gretsch and I just fell in love with this fairlane blue color. It played pretty well out of the box aside from a slight intonation adjustment. I really like the upgrades they did this year be removing the electromatic logo from the headstock and the thumbnail inlays. I definitely would buy this again.

                                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love my G5420T!!

                                  By Garold

                                  from undisclosed

                                  About Me Novice

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Solid Electronics

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing
                                    • Recording
                                    • Rock Concerts
                                    • School Bands
                                    • Small Venues

                                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                    Love it. Great tone.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    It is a great guitar! Everything I expected.

                                    By TJ

                                    from North Canton, Ohio

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Feel

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming
                                      • Practicing
                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                      The guitar was shipped intact, no damage. The tec at GC in Akron did a quick setup. It played and sounded good. I will take it in to GC for a full setup after two weeks playing per the tec's advice.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Smooth and Full of Tone!!

                                      By JJ

                                      from Saint Cloud, FL

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Pros

                                      • Fun To Play
                                      • Good Feel
                                      • Good Pick Up
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Solid Electronics

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                          I played this Gretsch Guitar this week. Played some Wes Montgomery Jazz, Some Bill Haley type Rock , Some downright Rockabilly stuff, through a Deluxe Reverb. And this Guitar was as smooth and as full of Tone as can be!!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          A dream guitar

                                          By DevinT

                                          from Reno, NV

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Almost in perfect tune when unboxing.
                                          • Fun To Play
                                          • Good Feel
                                          • Good Pick Up
                                          • Good Tone
                                          • Solid Electronics

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Jamming
                                            • Recording
                                            • Small Venues

                                            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                            The 5420T in Fairlane Blue is a eye catcher and hard to put down. Easy to play, east setup and intonation. Will definitely get you comments.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Everyone Needs at least one Gretsch

                                            By Dave

                                            from undisclosed

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                                            Really fun to play and very close to being set up right out out the box.

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