Gretsch G5191 Tim Armstrong Signature - Black

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black
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Tim Armstrong's Signature Axe Takes No Prisoners

Great news - you can own punk godfather Tim Armstrong's signature axe! Loud and obstreperous, the Gretsch G5191 Tim Armstrong Electromatic hollowbody guitar bears the personal stamp of Rancid's iconic founder. Ginormous tone resonates from deep within the G5191's bound, single-cutaway hollowbody. Parallel tone bar bracing and a sound post ensure this guitar will survive the wildest of stage antics. Bound f holes and gold-plated hardware lend an elegant - if incongruous - touch to this purveyor of sonic frenzy.

Gretsch has detailed this guitar according to Mr. Armstrong's personal guitar preferences. You get a one-piece fast-action maple neck, fitted with a white graphite nut and a bound rosewood fingerboard with acrylic block inlays. Belligerent tone belches from twin "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups bedecked with gold-plated bezels. A three-position pickup switch, bound headstock with pearloid Gretsch inlay and Armstrong's signature on the truss rod cover, Grover tuners, Adjusto-Matic bridge, harp tailpiece, and ominous flat black finish complete this menacing package.

If you're in the market for a 6-string carnage machine, you've found it. The Gretsch Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollowbody takes no prisoners.

Gretsch Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • From the Gretsch Electromatic Collection
  • Body Shape: Nashville
  • Body Back: Laminated Maple
  • Body Sides: Laminated Maple
  • Body Top: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Flat
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars
  • Sound Holes: Single Ply Bound F Holes
  • Body Depth: 2.75"
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 17"
  • Body Binding: 4-Ply Bound, Top and Back
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12.5" Radius
  • Head Stock Binding: 3-Ply
  • Neck Binding: 3-Ply Bound Fingerboard
  • Bridge Pickup: "Blacktop" Filter'Tron Bridge
  • Neck Pickup: "Blacktop" Filter'Tron Neck
  • Hardware Finish: Gold-plated
  • String Nut: Graphite
  • Strap Locks: Knurled strap retainer knobs
Get Rancid with the Gretsch Tim Armstrong Signature Axe!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Nashville
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple
Top Material Laminated Maple
Color Black
Body Finish Flat
Neck Material Maple, Set
Neck Shape Gretsch
Scale Length 24.33"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Block Acrylic
Number of Frets 22 jumbo
Nut Width 1.688"
Nut Material Graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood Based Adjusto-Matic, Harp Tailpiece
Tuners Grover gold-plated enclosed
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup "Blacktop" Filter'Tron Humbucker
Bridge Pickup "Blacktop" Filter'Tron Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, master volume
Manufacturer Part Number 2516000506

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Gretsch g5191 Tim Armstrong

If your into Punk, Elvis, or Ted Nugent this is your Guitar. It's very easy to hit clean and crisp chords, it plays like butter. I bought a B6 Bigsby for it and was concerned if I was going to hurt the quality of the sound. But, it just as clean and concise with it's delivery as it was without the Bigsby, if not better. I like the sound it gives as much as a Gibson Byrdland with it's own unique punch. The best bang for your buck if your looking for a great mid priced Guitar.
Music background: Hobbyist

Great guitar for the money

I was impressed right out of the box. I was a skeptic of overseas built guitars, but this one is well-built, and detail was taken to both finish and fit. It's been well over 10 years since my last guitar purchase, and didn't believe that overseas guitars was of the same quality as US built, but this one is. Money well spent this time !!
Music background: Hobbyist
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