The G5420LH is a full hollow body arch top with parallel tone bar bracing and a sound post. 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. Its "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. Whether it's rock & roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, fingerstyle or punk rock and beyond, the G5420LH is right at home delivering the quintessential Gretsch sound.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent overall condition. The guitar does have some small surface scratches at various points on its body, but is very clean as a whole. Plus, it comes with fresh strings and low action, courtesy of Cream City Music's signature setup.
Neck: Maple "U" shaped neck, 12" radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid neo-classic thumbnail inlays.
Body: 5-Ply Maple body finished in gloss black. Silver plexi pickguard with black Gretsch logo, Adjusto-Matic bridge with secured rosewood base, chrome hardware, and G-Arrow knobs.
Electronics: 2x Blacktop Filter'Tron humbucking pickups with 3-position toggle switching. Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone.
Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
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.