Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody - Aspen Green

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides; Maple Neck; Rosewood Fretboard; 2 Humbucking Pickups; and Bigsby Vibrato - Aspen Green
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A Great-playing, Distinctive Single-cutaway Hollowbody

Take home the Gretsch G5420T Electromatic single-cutaway hollowbody electric guitar to get that unmistakable Gretsch twang. Incredibly affordable, yet laden with professional features, the G5420T Electromatic single-cutaway hollowbody boasts vintage-voiced Gretsch "Black Top" humbucking pickups, an Adjusto-matic bridge, and a Bigsby B60 tailpiece for the subtle pitch modulation that has become synonymous with Gretsch. Three-way pickup switching and four controls, including a master volume, ensure you'll have no problem conjuring the legendary tones the G5420T hollowbody was built for.

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Single-cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Bright and spanky "Black Top" humbucking pickups
  • Exceptionally flexible electronics
  • Smooth vibrato action
Bright and spanky "Black Top" humbucking pickups

Gretsch uncovered a set of Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickups with incredible punch and twang - perfect for the G5420T Electromatic single-cutaway hollowbody. They reverse engineered those special pickups to create the set of "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbucking pickups that you'll find loaded in this G5420T. With their robust character and trademark cut, the Gretsch Black Top Filter'Tron humbuckers keep you ready for everything from rockabilly and country to blues and classic rock.

Exceptionally flexible electronics

The Gretsch G5420T Electromatic allows you to pull off a lot of tonal tricks. Volume controls for each pickup help you create a perfect balance between warmth, bite, and brilliance when both pickups are engaged. The master tone control lets you fine-tune your sound once you've got the pickups dialed in. And thanks to the master volume control, you can take your tube amp from clean to growling without changing the balance between your pickups. And of course you'll get sweet tone from the neck and bridge pickups individually.

Smooth vibrato action

Nothing beats the character and vintage vibe that the Bigsby-style tailpiece adds to the G5420T Electromatic single-cutaway hollowbody. Based on the original design created by Paul A. Bigsby, the Bigsby Licensed B60G tailpiece requires next to no effort to use, making it particularly easy to pull off slow, subtle, and extended bends. You'll be able to bend into notes, give full chords vintage-sounding modulation, and imbue single notes with a character that isn't attainable through other setups. Sweetwater guitarists agree, a vibrato like this is part of the sound of Gretsch.

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Single-cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Single-cutaway hollowbody electric guitar
  • Laminated maple top, back, and sides add snap and definition to your sound
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbucking pickups deliver exceptional punch and twang
  • Bigsby licensed vibrato offers subtle pitch modulation
  • Sound-post bracing helps enhance sustain
  • Binding on fingerboard and soundholes adds class and distinction
People notice when you play a Gretsch G5420T Electromatic single-cutaway hollowbody.

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Gretsch 5420-T

Going on two years now since buying my Gretsch 5420-T in Aspen Green ,and I've been blown away by it ever since receiving it from day one! Sweetwater has the best people in the world to deal with all your needs when it comes to being a musician ;there is from north to south and east to west in the good 'Ole U.S.A.' I did make a few changes by switching out the standard "Kluson" Tuners for Hipshot Locking Tuners ,because I bend my strings pretty far on leads and they wouldn't hold tune for my style of playing & made some other minor tweaks to meet my needs & suit my taste. Something I can't change however! that agitates me is Gretsch took the model name "Electromatic" off the Headstock last year just a year after my purchase.. giving it the appearance of being a more expensive Axe. But for $ you can't beat a guitar like this. The sounds I get out of it are never ending with taste. I've been playing for 47 years professionally and the Gretsch 5420 T is one of the greatest guitars I have ever owned.
Music background: Songwritter and musician for 47 years.

A sweet surprise...

This is another excellent guitar from Asia. I have many guitars (classical, acoustic and electric) made in Europe, USA, Mexico and Asia. They all have great workmanship and playability. You must check and try guitars before purchasing them. This is rule number 1 for musicians. The blacktop filtertrons are very good PUs. They have less output than the TV Jones or other filtertrons, but they are very twangy with good dynamics. Ideal for country, old rockabilly, blues and jazz. They provide a cleaner tone. Typical Gretsch sound. PUs are different, not better or worse. BTW, the quality of a PU is not based on the type of magnet (ceramic or alnico). Professional and good musicians know this. Check "southpawjay" in YouTube. Jay Smith plays an Aspen Green 5420. That's one of the best reviews out there. Also scroll down and check his comments about the 5420. He knows what he is talking about. Many others don't, especially the cork sniffers who judge an instrument based on price or origin only. This is a guitar you can use on stage or in the studio. Tuners and PUs are great. No issues there. I just modified the output jack by installing a Switchcraft jack along with an output jack plate to properly secure it to the body of the guitar. I do this to all my hollow or semi hollow guitars to avoid problems when I'm on stage. I've seen some idiots on YouTube trying to hide the electromatic word or cover the back of the headstock to hide the serial number and "made in Korea" letters. How pathetic is that? If you are ashamed of your guitar, don't buy it. There are tons of people out there playing like pros and using less expensive guitars, and you can't tell the difference. And they are proud of the guitars they have, not afraid of showing that they use a Mexican or Asian guitar, which have, in most cases, better workmanship than many guitars made in the US. These are the real musicians and kudos to them. Great tone with a Fender amp (Princeton, Deluxe) on stage or in the studio. She also sounds great with my Vox and Carvin amps. A versatile and cool working guitar.
Music background: Experienced

55-point inspection!!

I bought a Gretsch G5420T along with a case. I got my hands on it in about a week’ss time. Guitar and case were very inspected and was ready-to-play right out of the box. Difnitly would recommend Sweetwater to everybody who’s loo for a guitar!!
Music background: Church musician
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