USED 2011 Gretsch Electromatic G5120 with SKB molded hard case MIK
Looking to satisfy your Rockabilly cravings? Here’s an excellent condition Gretsch 2011 G5120 Electromatic with SKB molded flight case. The G5120 is an affordable and expertly build entry into the world of Gretsch with typical Gretsch touches such as their master volume control, bound rosewood neck, and unique 24.56″ scale.
- Translucent red finish, 7.4 pounds
- Laminated Maple top
- Laminated Maple back and sides 16″ Wide, 2.75″ Deep
- Laminated maple neck with bound rosewood fretboard
- Scale Length: 24.56″
- 2 Chrome Covered Dual Coil Humbuckers
- 3 way pickup switch
- Neck Pickup Volume control, Bridge Pickup Volume, Master Tone, Master Volume
- Rosewood adjustable bridge
- Bigsby Licensed B60 Vibrato tailpiece
- Locking strap buttons
- Includes SKB molded flight case
- Made in Korea
For the past several decades Gretsch has carved their own niche in country, pop and rockabilly from the likes of Chet Atkins, George Harrison and Brian Setzer. The G5120 is designed to bring the Gretsch tone to players at an approachable price. The Gretsch humbucker pickups have the look of their famous Filter-Tron pickups, but have the dimensions and mountings of a traditional humbucker. Which means you can drop in any standard humbucker if the spirit moves you. The wider coil spacing and construction means they don’t have the same type of spank and clarity of the Filter-Tron, but still have that traditional Gretsch midrange emphasis, and some of the most iconic tones are found when blending both pickups together. Moderate in output they have a loose lo-fi sort of grind when pushed, which is just the ticket in this type of guitar.
Different guitars make you play differently, and the feel and tone of a hollow body Gretsch occupies a particular space and place. Depending on your tastes, the easily playing qualities and attractive aesthetic could make it your go-to instrument. Or if your styles run the range, the G5120 is an economical path to “that” sound.