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Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008

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  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008
  • Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008

Topshelf Instruments

Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette 2008

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Gretsch Electromatic Corvette, made in China 2008, burgundy finish. This is a reissue of the original Corvette model from the 60s. It's quite close in feel and look to a Gibson SG: slim profile body, set neck pointy horns... but it has a bit of that classic Gretsch-vibe too. The tone is somewhere between the hi-fi sparkle of a Duo Jet and the dirty aggression of an SG; it's a rock and roll guitar through and through. This one has the deluxe chunky roller bridge which works nicely with the tremolo system, whereas the new models feature a more basic adjust-o-matic bridge. It's nice and light, and the neck is finished in satin and has a moderately slim round profile to it; it's very comfortable to play and feels well put-together. If you're after a powerful tone for classic rock and don't want to play the same guitar as everyone else, this is a cool option!

Model: Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette
Made: China, 2008 (serial CYG08120659)
Finish: burgundy
Body: solid mahogany
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 24.6" scale
Mods: none
Pickups: original Gretsch MegaTron humbuckers
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of minor nicks around the edge: near the rear strap pin, down from the switch, top horn. There's a skinny, shallow chip approx 40mm long on the bottom edge near the jack. There's a bit of minor buckle rash on the back and some normal play scratches on and above the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10)

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have very minor wear only, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s and ready to roll.