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Gretsch G5220 EMTC JET BT CSG

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Electric Guitar

  • Electromatic series
  • Top: Maple
  • Chambered body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Pearloid block fretboard inlays
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Black Top Broad'Trons
  • 2 Volume, 1 master volume and 1 master tone controls
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Gretsch V-stop tailpiece
  • G Arrow Knobs
  • White pearl pickguard
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Colour: Casino Gold
  • Suitable cases: Article number 316310 (not included)
Colour Gold
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Walnut
Frets 22
Scale 625 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
available since February 2018
Item number 428252
$428
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Such a great instrument
billy bob 08.08.2019
This arrived in perfect condition and was already setup ready to go, I put some locking tuners on and changed the strings to a gauge I prefer and, well this is such a great guitar.
It’s a nice weight, feels substantial without being an anchor. Necks not too thick, sort of cross between 60s les Paul and an older style tele, quite comfortable in the hand and not fatiguing when playing stuff like bar chords etc. Lovely finish. The colour is much nicer in real life than in the photos, its not so yellow gold, very classy in-fact, hardware is nice, well built, chrome well finished, nut is cut properly, not sure the material but it’s not worth changing as it does its job very well. Frets are level, fret ends are well finished, nothing sharp although the fret board was quite dry so worth an oil, (12” radius) incidentally I wasn’t sure what the walnut board was going to be like and I think it’s a surprisingly nice alternative to rosewood, prefer it to pau ferro once its oiled.
But it’s the pickups that I got this Gretsch for, and they are great. sort of modern and old fashion all at the same time so they’re sort of doing their own thing and that’s really pleasing to the ear. Great for bluesy stuff, great for jazz, great for country great for pub pop tunes, both ballads and quick stuff. Sits in a mix so neatly (especially with single coils) and great live through my Vox-ac30, nice clean and nice overdriven, (although its happier with classic overdrive rather than very hot modern distortion tones, that’s just my ears though, I guess it could djent at a push lol).
The main issue I have now is that I can’t find a case it will fit in properly. Its too wide for the normal single-cut cases so for now I’ve put it in a semi-hollow case, it’s a bit lose but I’ve just stuffed some random padding in it and it make do for now
So that’s my recommendation, its not a lot of money for a great axe, defiantly give it a go id say
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Ridicolous for the money
JimiSteveSatchPassWesPaco 12.08.2021
What a high quality instrument for this money, I couldn't find any visual flaws and the fretwork was amazing. The only con were the volume and tone pots they can do with an upgrade but this is easy to fix.
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Almost perfect.
Jeff The Fish 23.05.2021
Well I love this guitar. It simply sounds great, and the finish and detail is perfect. The only problem which stopped it getting full marks was the tuners that wouldn't stay in tune and clicked and clanked. I had to replace them (Gotoh SG381-20 Tuners 3L/3R C - easy to replace simply unscrew the originals and drop these in - took 20 mins) and now its fine. It looks and sounds great. Even with the extra €38 I had to spend on the new tuners its an amazing guitar for the money.
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Outstanding!
Kuze 18.01.2021
Outstanding straight out of the box. All it needs is to be tuned and you're away. Sounds brilliant and the action on it is fantastic.
One of the best built guitars I have ever played. And at this price, it is an absolute steal. Amazing. Feels like it should be at least 3 times the price.
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