Get classic ‘50s & ‘60s -inspired Gretsch sound and style with the all-new Electromatic® Classic Hollow Body guitars. Crafted with essential Gretsch hollow-body sound, style and playability, these no-nonsense guitars are your next-step Gretsch.
The G5420T Electromatic® Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby® features a laminated maple body with vintage-inspired perimeters and refined arches, as well as all-new trestle block bracing to help reduce unwanted feedback. By increasing rigidity and contact between the top and back of the body, the new trestle block design also results in the sound having a faster attack with more focus, snap, and increased sustain. Coupled with all-new FT-5E Filter’Tron™ pickups, this hollow build’s voice explodes with huge full-bodied punch, classic chime and enhanced presence, clarity and note definition.
An all-new Classic “C”-shaped maple neck offers a more comfortable playing feel for improved playability and performance, and is topped with a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard.
Alive and resonant, the G5420T also features a versatile upgraded control layout including master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and three-position pickup toggle switch, oversized bound F-holes, multi-ply body binding, smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock, vintage-style open-back tuning machines, Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays, secured Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and a Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece.
This resplendent instrument comes in standout Airline Silver with black pickguard or in Azure Metallic, Orange Stain and Walnut Stain with silver pickguard. All models feature nickel hardware.
It’s the sound of honor itself—play proud.
Model Name: Hollow Body Single-
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™ with Secured Laurel Base/Bigsby® B60
Bridge Pickup: FT-5E Filter’Tron
Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone
Fingerboard Radius: 16″ (406 mm)
Fret Number: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Materials: Maple
Neck Pickup: FT-5E Filter’Tron
Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
Pick Guard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch® and Electromatic® Logos
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
Position Inlay: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
Scale Length: 24.6″ (625 mm)
String Nut: Graph Tech® NuBone™
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
Color: Orange Stain