The G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic from Gretsch is yet another built-for-tone hollowbody from the company that has been bringing no-nonsense design and detailed appointments to their storied line of guitars for decades. Featuring a 5-ply maple body with a sleek gloss finish, the G5420TG is resonant and stage-ready. Its maple neck with rosewood fingerboard is responsive and playable — great for chords or leads. To deliver the tone, a pair of Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers delivers classic humbucking goodness, while an Adjusto-matic bridge with a Bigsby B60 provides incredible sustain and tone support.
Filter’Tron pickups are the stuff of legend. Considered the first humbuckers, they were designed by Chet Atkins’ friend Ray Butts as a way to combat the 60-cycle hum he would get when he turned up his volume. These pickups soon earned a solid reputation for keeping interference and noise at bay while accentuating the punch and twang that drove the music of then and now. With their robust character and trademark cut, the Gretsch Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers keep you ready for everything from rockabilly and country to blues and classic rock.
The Gretsch G5420TG Electromatic allows you to pull off a lot of tonal tricks. Volume controls for each pickup help you create a perfect balance between warmth, bite, and brilliance when both pickups are engaged. The master tone control lets you fine-tune your sound once you’ve got the pickups dialed in. And thanks to the master volume control, you can take your tube amp from clean to growling without changing the balance between your pickups. And of course, you’ll get sweet tone from the neck and bridge pickups individually.
Nothing beats the character and vintage vibe that the Adjusto-matic bridge and Bigsby B60 add to the G5420TG. Based on the original design created by Paul A. Bigsby, the Bigsby Licensed B60 tailpiece requires next to no effort to use, making it particularly easy to pull off slow, subtle, and extended bends. You’ll be able to bend into notes, give full chords vintage-sounding modulation, and imbue single notes with a character that isn’t attainable through other setups. Music Experience guitarists agree: a vibrato like this is the sound of Gretsch.
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 G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic® Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® and Gold Hardware 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. Draped in our classic and stately Cadillac Green finish with all-gold hardware, this limited edition’s premium features include dual Black Top Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups, versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble bleed circuit, oversized bound F-holes and aged multi-ply body binding, smaller late-1950s G6120 bound headstock, secured Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with rosewood base, Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail fingerboard inlays, Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece and G-arrow knobs.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||5-ply Maple|
|Top Material||5-ply Arched Maple|
|Body Finish||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Material||Maple, Set|
|Neck Shape||U profile|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnails|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic Bridge, Bigsby B60 Vibrato|
|Tuners||Vintage Style Open-Back|
|Neck Pickup||Black Top Filter'Tron Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Black Top Filter'Tron Humbucker|
|Controls||Master volume, master tone, neck volume, bridge volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
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