Apparently not content to be offering one of the coolest, most affordable hollowbodys on the market, at last week’s NAMM 2006 Summer Session Gretsch announced their newly upgraded G5120 Electromatic – a guitar that absolutely screams good old-fashioned American Rock & Roll.
The earlier version of the G5120 has been quite popular, due most likely to its incredibly reasonable price point, trademark Gretsch “Twang!” and of course some seriously retro good looks.
Among other things the new Electromatic G5120 sports newly designed pickups (a pair of Gretsch-made dual-coils,) Gretsch’s Tone-Pot control system, an authentic Bigsby vibrato unit, and vintage-styled chromed tuners.
IMHO this is a very nice set-up for a guitar running in the $600 price range. It’s no wonder these things are popular!
The Gretsch G5120 Electromatic Hollowbody Features–
- Laminated Maple Body
- Maple Neck
- 24.6“ Scale-Length
- Rosewood Fretboard With 21 Frets
- Two Gretsch Dual-Coils
- Master Volume, Master Tone, And Individual Pickup Volume Controls
- 3-Wap Pickup Switching
- Vintage-Styled Tuners
- Adjust-o-Matic Bridge/Rosewood Base
- Authentic Bigsby B60 Tailpiece
They’re also offering the G5120 in all new finishes, including orange, sunburst, and everyone’s favorite… black.