Here we have the 3 pickup double cut Gretsch Electromatic G5105 in black! This Gretsch G5105 comes in a lightweight design with 3 humbuckers all ready to play anything from Jazz to Rock to Blues! It can handle a wide range of styles and with three independent pickups it can give a load of different tones! So whether it's a smooth jazz chord or an ACDC style thrash it's ready and sounds great. So at the cheap price, it's a perfect guitar for the beginner who wants a slice of that Gretsch heritage but for a fraction of the price.
The body is made from Mahogany giving it a full resonant sound. The finish is in gloss black and the hardware is finished in Chrome. The bolt on neck is made from Maple and is in a glossy finish. It's pretty smooth and allows quick chord changes or fast transitions between licks.
The fingerboard is made from Rosewood and holds 22 Medium Jumbo frets which are marked by white pearloid dot inlays. The scale length of this guitar is 24.6" (425mm) but it feels extremely short! The bridge is quite far back meaning that the neck feels shorter, it's a very comfortable design! Bends and vibrato are really easy on this guitar allowing you to put your full expression into your playing unhindered.
The nut width here is 43mm and the factory set action means the strings sit at around 3mm above the fingerboard at the 12th fret making it comfortable to play up the neck. Access to the very top frets, although it's more than possible, it's made a little hard due to where the cutaway on the treble side joins the body. You do get used to it though after 10 or so minutes and then you're away!
The headstock is the small Gretsch design with the 'GRETSCH' logo at the top followed by the 'ELECTROMATIC' logo. There are 3 a side vintage style die cast tuners that look great and do the job of tuning well!
Moving down to the bridge we have the anchored Adjust-Matic bridge with adjustable height followed the stopbar tail piece. The distance between the strings (E-e) at the bridge is 52mm.
There are 3x Gretsch Mini Humbuckers in this guitar which gives a range of tonal possibilities with the 3-way toggle switch and tone control knob. Select the bridge humbucker for a treble sounding crunch or funk. Use the middle pickup for that Fender-esque tone for country or beefed up rock and then use the neck pickup for those smooth cleans and sustaining solos. These pickups are really responsive to your playing and they clean up nicely by rolling back the volume on your guitar. The tone control is also really flexible and responsive allowing you to shape the tone of the pickup really accurately.
Take a look at what Music Radar say: "With the bridge pickup engaged the CVT comes across like a miffed Rickenbacker; that explosive power-chord thing that you hear on Jam records."
Overall, this Gretsch Electromatic G5105 CVT III Guitar is a really good, simple guitar that comes in at awesome value. It covers a large array of tones and styles and is adequate for all your beginners and even up to intermediate. Whether you want to play at home, at lessons or even a gig then you can confidently! A brilliant feel, cool looks and a great sound. The Gretsch G5105. Why not pop into Guitarbitz Guitar Shop and give this one a little try?
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|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
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