Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet Bigsby (Black) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Baltimore, MD
February 1, 2013Music Background:
MUSICIAN FOR OVER 40 YEARS
PLAYS LIKE A $2000 GUITAR....GOT MINE ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO, AFTER A RATHER MINOR ADJUSTMENT OF THE BRIDGE, SHE WAS GOOD TO GO. THE FILTERTRON PUPS ARE AMAZING. GREAT FOR JAZZ, BLUES
AND OF COURSE I TRIED SOME BEATLES AND STONES WITH
FANTASTIC SUCCESS. NOT LIKE MOST GRETSCH'S, THE
BRIDGE ISN'T "FLOATING". NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. THE TUNERS
ARE EXCELLENT. FOR THE $$$$$ YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS GUITAR...TAKE ONE FOR A "SPIN", YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
Mark D. Jaeger
from Lafayette, IN USA
July 13, 2012Music Background:
Gretscherrific!Being a "Dapper Dan Gibson Man" for much of my playing career, I haven't had too many close encounters with Gretsch instruments. I once recall taking a 6120 out for a test drive but wasn't too enamored with it--not surprising since I've mostly owned and played 335-style instruments over the years.
However, I took a chance with the Pro Jet and was very pleasantly surprised when I strapped it on and hit the strings. Excellent workmanship, action, and--most importantly--sound! I couldn't believe I got this guy for less than $700--it sounds and plays like instruments costing 2-3 times as much. The pickups on the Pro Jet are very impressive: to my ears they fill a niche between Fenders and Gibsons: heavier and darker than Fender single-coils yet lighter and brighter than Gibson humbuckers. The Pro Jet is a very interesting, good-looking (love the penguin shape!), and versatile instrument on which one can play just about any style of music. Well, maybe not shred metal! ;)
Last word: my new Pro Jet is an outstanding guitar and a fantastic buy. Indeed, I've just made it "my new best friend"--it's definitely a keeper. Check it out!
from Lisle, IL
March 27, 2012Music Background:
Gretsch Pro Jet rocks the house!I took the Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby to a gig the same day it arrived on my doorstep. Very little set-up work was needed to adjust it to my preferences. I also took an American 72 Telecaster Reissue and a Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The Gretsch was the only guitar I played all night! For Classic Rock covers this guitar has it all! From Shania Twain to the Kinks to the Beatles to Arrowsmith it really shows off its versatility and playability. I've played a lot of guitars in my band, and they all agree that this is by far the best sounding! Rock on!
from east coast
March 2, 2012Music Background:
hobbyist ( playing about 3 decades )
great instrument ,, great sound ..Got this gretsch about 3 weeks ago & love it .. Was within days of buying an American Strat when I caught this @ Sweetwater site.. Owned fenders in the past and wanted a change .. Took a chance and really got lucky .. This guitar gives a ton of warmth from those humbuckers..And when you want bite ,, hit the treble and just a little gain on the amp.. think early ZZtop .. I have an '83 les paul that I compare all guitars to and for 3 weeks ,, I've only played the Gretsch .. Says abit about what I think of this guitar .. And when your finished playing ,, look down @ the black and chrome and think ,, I can not believe that I paid under $700 for this guitar .. love the sound ,, love the look ... > no - bull ...