Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet (Gold)Item ID: G5438G
Chambered Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Filter'Tron Pickups - Gold
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The Distinctively Different GuitarThe Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet is a solidbody electric guitar for the unconventional guitarist. If you march to your own drummer, you don't want to be seen (and heard) with the same axe everyone else plays. Enter the distinctively different G5438 Pro Jet. Gretsch started with a chambered basswood body and maple top, then loaded in two "Blacktop" Filter'Tron pickups, for great gobs of glassy grunt. With comfy playability, affordability, and unique sonics and visuals in its corner, the Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet is a contender for your next guitar.
Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Your Sonic Arsenal Needs a Pro Jet
If you're a recording guitarist, you've probably got more than one guitar - and you treasure each one for its unique tonality and playing feel. Consider this: the Gretsch Pro Jet - with its chambered body - has a sound and feel all its own. Twin Filter'Tron pickups deliver a glassy chime that you'd be hard pressed to duplicate with any other guitar - and when pushed, they churn out a guttural grind that's tailor-made for causing your amp some serious pain. Regardless of your musical genre, you need the Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet in your sonic palette.
Hey, you don't want to sound and look like everyone else, do you? Then you certainly don't want to play the same guitars! The Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet is an axe for the iconoclast; the musician who isn't afraid to think outside the box. Fact: if you venture onstage with a G5438 Pro Jet, you're not going to be mistaken for the guitarist in the act that took the stage the night before. With its vintage-y quirky-cool visuals this Pro Jet announces to your fans that they're about to hear something off the beaten path. (Once you've set the expectations, of course, now it's up to you to deliver!)
Gretsch's legacy in American music
The Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet electric guitar is a proud part of Gretsch's legacy in American music. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that got their start in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn't long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you pick up a Gretsch guitar, you're holding more than a great axe, you're holding a piece of American music history.
Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
a very good value for the money - Gretsch G5438 Gold Top
by Chuck Bonifield from Monroe, OHThis guitar is made in China. The build quality is similar to a Korean made guitar, which in my estimation is EXCELLENT ! The fit and finish are flawless, and I looked very closely for any defects and... read more [+] could not find ANY. The playability is great right out of the box thanks to Sweetwater's inspection / setup and no adjustments were needed.
December 31, 2012
Music Background: semi-pro musician
This guitar has that true Gretsch tone and the blacktop Filtertron pickups sound top notch, clean when played lightly and they have that 'grind' when pushed -- nice !! The body and neck have good feel and balance and the Kluson style tuners are tight and responsive.
The only issue with this guitar is that it is not well shielded from 60 cycle hum, but I will get out the copper foil and do this myself.
All in all this guitar is sweet ! Thanks for reading ! close [-]
by Mark from CTI am really impressed with this guitar!
August 21, 2012
Music Background: Active Musician
I now know what the Gretsch tone is all about and it sounds really, really good!
This is a great guitar for rythym playing......In clean, or slig... read more [+]htly overdriven modes it really shines.
I have had a few other guitars in this price range and this is right up there with the best of them. close [-]
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