This is a used guitar in mint condition! The photos in the listing are of an identical model. If you'd like some pictures of the actual guitar you'll receive please let us know!
This is the Tim Armstrong Signature model Gretsch G5191BK from the Electromatic series. This is a very unique Gretsch and is based on the very guitar that Mr. Tim Armstong has recorded with and played on stage for many years. This model and the Billy Duffy Falcon are currently the only modern recreations from the "Baldwin Era" offered by Gretsch. This is one guitar we can unapologetically say is even better than the original! The guitar is a full hollow body arch top with a floating bridge design and parallel bar bracing with 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 G5191BK is great with nice low action and excellent fretwork. The neck is a "C" 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 just a bit "twangy" with a well defined mid range and responds very well some overdrive. The neck pickup is mellow and springy with a more "scooped" tonal character and sounds great when played clean. We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer.
About the G5191BK (from Gretsch.com)
Punk rock war-lord, Tim Armstrong makes no apologies that the music radiating from his soul at times can be loud & ferocious. His guitar tone alone has become as infamous as his world renown persona. Gretsch is proud to introduce the G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollow Body guitar. A big sound resonates from the parallel tone bars and sound post mounted under the top of the 17" wide body, which has a harp tailpiece and a pair of "Black Top" Filter'TronTM pickups for maximum sustain and tuning stability. Grover® tuners, big block fretboard inlays and gold-plated hardware set against the ominous FLAT BLACK urethane finish are a recipe to incite your senses to euphoria. Also available LEFT-HANDED.
-Model Name:G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollow Body
-Model Number: 2516000506
-Series: Electromatic Collection
-Colors: (506) Black
-Category: Hollow Body Guitars
-Body Style: Single Cutaway
-Scale Length: 24.33" (618mm)
-Top: Laminated Maple
-Bracing: Parallel Tone-Bars with Sound Post
-Back & Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2.75" Deep
-Neck: 1 Piece Maple
-Pickups: 2 "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups
-Position 1. Bridge Pickup
-a Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
-Position 3. Neck Pickup
-Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
-Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
-Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
-Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup),
-Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
-Fretboard: Rosewood 12.5" Radius (320 mm)
-Bridge: Rosewood Based Adjusto-MaticTM Bridge
-Tailpiece: Harp Tailpiece
-Finish: Matte Urethane
-Case: Sold Separately
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.