Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought - Sunburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Fideli'Tron Humbucking Pickup - Sunburst
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$649.99
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Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought - Sunburst
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This Dreadnought Delivers Hotrod Electric Tone!

Anyone who regularly plays acoustic rock, blues, country, or even jazz will get a real kick out of the Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar. Part of Gretsch's Roots series, this instrument gives you the timeless acoustic sound of a mahogany dreadnought bolstered by the electrified punch of an iso-chamber-mounted Fideli'Tron pickup. As a result, you'll get both warm acoustic shine and electric-guitar punch from the G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought, making it a perfect choice for live playing and studio work as well. Deluxe tuners, gold-plated hardware, and beautiful binding and inlays as well all add up to make the G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought one mighty fine acoustic.

Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Unique acoustic-electric tone from the Fideli'Tron humbucking pickup
  • Premium tonewoods and craftsmanship deliver sweet sound and sustain
  • Take home a remarkable piece of Gretsch guitar history
Unique acoustic-electric tone from the Fideli'Tron humbucking pickup

Normally found on hot-rod electric guitars, the Fideli'Tron humbucker on the Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought Rancher gives you a wide tonal range and aggressive output. It can sound sweet and clean at lower volume levels, but it's ready to get nice and dirty when you turn your volume knob up and hit your amp harder. For an exceptionally rich sound when recording, try treating the pickup signal to an amplifier or amp modeling plug-in, and blend that signal in with the mic'd acoustic sound.

Premium tonewoods and craftsmanship deliver sweet sound and sustain

Sweetwater customers often ask their Sales Engineers why two guitars with the same tonewoods sound nothing alike, and the answer often comes down to the construction. In the case of the G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought, Gretsch reinforced the solid spruce top with scalloped X bracing, a premium touch that enhances the projection and tonal balance while minimizing the vibration dampening of the G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought's solid spruce top, providing you with singing sustain. And the rosewood bridge features compensated saddles, for optimum intonation and tuning performance. With extra care like this, you can tell that the G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought was made to be played for a lifetime.

Take home a remarkable piece of Gretsch guitar history

While most of the Gretsch guitars you see at Sweetwater are hollowbody electric guitars, Gretsch has been producing top-notch acoustic guitars longer than most of us have been alive. The G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought Rancher pays homage to the distinctive Rancher guitars from the early '50s, retaining their iconic triangular soundhole and priced so that anyone can enjoy this piece of Gretsch's history. Whether you're a performing artist or just want a great vacation guitar, you'll love the classic vibe you get from the Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought Rancher.

Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Unique dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar, based on classic Rancher guitars from the '50s
  • Tap into a wide range of articulate plugged-in tone with the Fideli'Tron humbucking pickup
  • Unique pickguard and triangular soundhole creates a classic eye-catching look
  • Scalloped X-bracing and arched spruce top enhances projection and tonal balance
  • Compensated saddles help optimize intonation and tuning performance
Get old-time style with hotrod sound from a Gretsch G5031FT Rancher Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Sunburst
Finish Gloss Polyester
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Arched Laminated Mahogany Back, Laminated Mahogany Sides
Body Bracing Scalloped X
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
Number of Frets 16, Vintage-Style
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Deluxe Die-Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Compensated Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics Fideli Tron Humbucker Pickup
Manufacturer Part Number 2714031552

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