Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Corvette - Cherry Stain

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Mega'Tron Pickups, and Bigsby B50 Vibrato Tailpiece - Cherry Stain
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Take This Corvette for a Drive!

Buckle up for the Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Corvette. With newly designed Mega'Tron pickups that conjure up some serious tone, the G5135 Electromatic Corvette also features an ultra-slim, lightweight design so you can take it here, there, and everywhere. Featuring a solid mahogany body, a mahogany set-neck, and an anchored Adjusto-matic bridge alongside chrome-plated die-cast tuners, there's even a Bigsby Licensed B50 tailpiece on this baby - an excellent value at this affordable price. Stylish and dripping with tonal possibilities, you'll drive your sound to entirely new places with the Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Corvette.

Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Corvette Features:
  • Cherry stain with a gloss finish
  • Double cut solid mahogany body
  • 24.6" scale length
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • 2 Mega'Tron pickups
  • 3-position pickup switching
  • Neck volume, bridge volume, and master tone controls
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Anchored Adjusto-matic bridge
  • Bigsby Licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece
  • Chrome-plated hardware
The Gretsch G5135 Electromatic Corvette is stylish and Bigsby-equipped!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape CVT
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Cherry Stain
Neck Material Mahogany, set
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay White dot
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 24.6"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Synthetic bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Adjusto-Matic Bridge/Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuners Standard tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Mega'Tron neck
Bridge Pickup Mega'Tron bridge
Controls 2 x volume; 1 x tone; 3-position toggle
Strings D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
Manufacturer Part Number 2505200566

Customer Reviews

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Everything i wanted and more. Love the unique sound of this guitar
Music background: hobbyist


I have been playing guitar for over 45 years now...and I compare this with some of the greats that I have owned but let slip away...I have the 2008 125TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL...and I love it. It feels like an old guitar and yet there has been no pseudo-aging job done to it. Gretsch/Fender just got the vibe right. I love the MEGATRONS...they are akin to a P-90 with more higher end...a sort of FAT-TWANG that teles and strats do not have. The neck seems custom fitted to my not so large hands.....just chunky enough for great and comfy chording and super bending....I WILL KEEP THIS.
Music background: bands, songwriter-published


I don't compare my guitars to one another, as each is I'm not one to get into the techy stuff. I buy for the different, distinct sounds they have. I'm not an accomplished player, but do love to play and own 14 guitars. I knew this solid body Gretsch would be great to have and it would add a new sound, not to mention the cool body. I play mostly 60's stuff, and after giving it a workout today, it is now my official "Surf & Twang" guitar. The short scale neck is perfect for my non-stretchable fingers (I'm 62). I played from the Ventures to Old Motown, and this baby was amazing. Very versitle in it's sounds. The finish is absolutely georgous. And the body is a perfect fit whether you sit or stand. I'm very satisfied! Next stop is to let the studio guys run the 440 with it!
Music background: Grew up in bands in the 60's. Just getting back into it and finished a recording with old-time friends.

Really Great Gutiar, except... should have come with a roller-bridge. This is a really great sounding guitar. One can get a much cleaner sound than I expected and still pull off a more grungy sound. It is very comfortable to play and the Bigsby works well. While I suspected I'd want to replace the bridge at some point I was surprised at just how soon. When using the Bigsby, the strings especially the low E don't move across the bridge as much as pull it to the side and back. If one used the Bigsby a lot, sooner or later the posts would break. Sometimes the string would go back in tune and sometimes not so much. After installing a roller-bridge the tuning is excellent. One can use the Bigsby all day and it will snap right back in perfect tune. With the simple upgrade this guitar is a solid 5 stars.
Music background: Hobbist/Gearhead

Guitar of my dreams

I always wanted a Gretsch. This thing for a Gretsch started from the old Beatles days. I was guitar shopping when the clerk handed me a brand new CTV. Not just Trons but wow Mega Tron ? I have no idea what they but the name sounds good. The guitar was ok till the 14th month when the wood started to become saw dust. The strap holder popped out when I was on stage. The tuners started to become loose. The Bibsby pulled up out of the body. I fixed it up and traded it for great $300.00 Jay Turser. From $700.00 to almost nothing in just over a year. No more dreams, this really woke me up.
Music background: Played guitar for 46 years. Semi professional.
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