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Get classic ‘50s & ‘60s -inspired Gretsch sound and style with the all-new Electromatic® Classic Hollow Body guitars. Crafted with essential Gretsch hollow-body sound, style and playability, these no-nonsense guitars are your next-step Gretsch.
The G5420T Electromatic® Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® features a laminated maple body with vintage-inspired perimeters and refined arches, as well as all-new trestle block bracing to help reduce unwanted feedback. By increasing rigidity and contact between the top and back of the body, the new trestle block design also results in the sound having a faster attack with more focus, snap, and increased sustain. Coupled with all-new FT-5E Filter’Tron™ pickups, this hollow build’s voice explodes with huge full-bodied punch, classic chime and enhanced presence, clarity and note definition.
An all-new Classic “C”-shaped maple neck offers a more comfortable playing feel for improved playability and performance, and is topped with a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard.
Alive and resonant, the G5420T also features a versatile upgraded control layout including master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and three-position pickup toggle switch, oversized bound F-holes, multi-ply body binding, smaller late-'50s G6120 bound headstock, vintage-style open-back tuning machines, Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, secured Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and a Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece.
This resplendent instrument comes in standout Airline Silver with black pickguard or in Azure Metallic, Orange Stain and Walnut Stain with silver pickguard. All models feature nickel hardware.
It’s the sound of honor itself—play proud.
Color: Azure Metallic
Country Of Origin: CN
Fingerboard Material: Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Headstock Binding: White
Neck Construction: Set-Neck
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Classic "C"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Material: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
Side Dots: Black
String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Body: Laminated Maple
Body Back: Arched Laminated Maple
Body Binding: White with B/W/B Purfling
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Body Shape: Electromatic® Hollow Body
Body Style: Gretsch® Hollow Body Guitars
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Bracing: Trestle Block
Cutaway: Single Cutaway
Sound Hole: F-Holes, Bound
Waist: 9.625" (244.48 mm)
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ with Secured Laurel Base
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Bigsby® B60
Bridge Mounting: Secured
Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Pickguard: Silver Plexi w/ Black Gretsch® & Electromatic® Logos
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Strap Buttons: Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
Bridge Pickup: FT-5E Filter’Tron™
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone
Neck Pickup: FT-5E Filter’Tron™
Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Body Depth: 2.75" (70 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Lower Bout: 16" (406 mm)
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Upper Bout: 11.625" (295 mm)