Gretsch Electromatic G5135 Corvette Cherry 2008
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 an upgraded Tonepros bridge and some handy Gotoh tuners, so it's holding tune nicely and feeling great. 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: cherry red
Body: solid mahogany
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 24.6" scale
Mods: tuners replaced, Tonepros bridge installed
Pickups: original Gretsch MegaTron humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a couple of scuffs on the end and some extra holes from since removed tuners. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a handful of light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have a couple of things: light dimples in the elbow area, a decent chip and some scuffs near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples around the bridge and play wear on the guard and top horn. 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.