Gretsch Electromatic G5420T Hollowbody Orange Stain 2013
Gretsch Electromatic G5420T, orange, made in Korea 2013. This is a basic version of the Chet Atkins 6120 Nashville. These Electromatic hollow bodies enjoy a great reputation; they're a very good instrument for a great dollar. This one is in pretty tidy shape and handily includes a Gretsch case. The combo of a huge fully hollow body, Filtertron pickups and a Bigsby trem is a lot of fun... there's enormous quantities of bite, snap and sizzle on offer, all balanced by a thick and generous bottom end. The neck is moderate in profile and features a tasty streaky Indian rosewood board, a luxury not seen on the new models. If you're going to buy a Gretsch, surely it should be big and obnoxiously orange, right?
Model: Gretsch Electromatic G5420T
Made: Korea, 2013 (serial KS13014435)
Body: laminate maple, fully hollow, 405mm across, 72mm depth
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 24.8" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: Gretsch Black Top Filter'Tron humbucker x2
Case: Gretsch wood hard case, usually approx $250aud new, very good quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a tiny scuff on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has widespread light scuffs and dimples but no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, no major marks. The front has a few scuffs near the knobs and on the shoulder, otherwise it's just 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 little visible wear, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.