This is the newly redesigned G5420LH Electromatic hollow body from Gretsch! Since its introduction, the Electromatic series has embodied the essential Gretsch design and tone elements at an affordable price. With a few new tweaks, Gretsch has taken this outstanding line of electrics to a new level of professionalism and value.
The new Electromatics have modifications and improvements both cosmetic and functional. For the new G5420LH they’ve gone back to the classic ’59 style Neo Classic “thumbnail” fretboard inlay and the body is now quadruple bound and finished with an aged white binding giving the guitar more luxurious yet vintage vibe. They’ve added a Graphtech Nubone nut for increased sustain and reduced string friction. Gretsch has also modified the electronics, adding a treble bleed circuit to the volume pot, so your tone stays clean and crisp as you swell the volume.
The G5420LH is a full hollow body arch top with parallel tone bar bracing and a sound post. The sound post adds stability to the structure and increases sustain while allowing the guitar to retain the essential hollow body sound. The neck angle is just right allowing the guitar to be set up with perfect action all along its 22 frets. The playability of the G5420LH is phenomenal with nice low action and excellent fretwork. The neck is a "U" style shape with a low profile but not too thin. The new "Black Top" Filter’Tron pickups are excellent with full bodied tone and a warm vintage character. The bridge pickup is bright and snappy and has just the right amount of "twang". It has a well defined mid range and responds very well with as much overdrive as you like. The neck pickup is mellow and springy with a more "scooped" tonal character and sounds jazzy and mellow when played clean or smooth when overdriven. When combined, the pickup set creates the classic and lush, full bodied and articulate tone you’d expect from a Gretsch. Wheather it's rock & roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, fingerstyle or punk rock and beyond, the G5420LH is right at home delivering the quintessential Gretsch sound. The G5420LH is a wonderfully versatile guitar that looks as good as it sounds, and that’s saying something!
We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer. This is a brand new guitar and comes with the full Gretsch Limited lifetime factory warranty. Please give us a call if you have any questions about this guitar!
***Though not included from the factory we have hard cases for this model in stock and ready to ship along with your order. Please contact us for details regarding the cases we suggest for this instrument.
Weight: 7lbs 3oz
Neck Measurements: 1st Fret .82” , 9th Fret .86”
Part Number: 251-6021-506
Body Material: 5-Ply Maple, Gloss Finish
Upper Bout: 11.625” (295mm)
Lower Bout: 16” (40.64 cm)
Waist: 9.625” (245 mm)
Neck: Maple, “U” Shape, Gloss Finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” (305 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech® NuBone™, 1.6875” (43mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
Scale Length: 24.6” (625 mm)
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™, Secured Rosewood Base
Tailpiece: 1970's "Harp" Style Tailpiece
Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
Pickups: Blacktop™ Filter’Tron™ (Bridge) Black Top Filter’Tron™ (Neck)
Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
Knobs/Hardware: G-Arrow, Chrome Hardware
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046
Case/Gig Bag: Not Included from the factory, several case options are available through Cream City Music, please enquire for details!
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.