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The Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet model takes on a new voice and identity, with a chambered Mahogany body and arched Maple top that resonate true to “That Great Gretsch Sound”, dual “Black Top” FilterTron pickups and a Bigsby tremolo tailpiece.
Other classic features include Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and “hump block” inlays, three-position pickup toggle switch, “G” arrow knobs, white pearloid Gretsch-logo pickguard and threaded/knurled strap buttons.
The Pro Jet has a slim, sleek looking headstock, gently tapering inwards at it's waist. We have a blocky gold Gretsch logo at the top and ELECTROMATIC written vertically down through the middle of the tuning posts.
The back of the headstock is plain gloss black, with the country of manufacture and serial number in gold, and 2 rows of vintage style, Chrome enclosed machine heads, that have small buttons for tuning.
The Maple neck also has a gloss black finish, the neck feels like a pretty modern C shape, so should be good for most players. The Rosewood fingerboard is fully bound in cream plastic, and we have large pearloid 'hump-block' inlays, a traditional Gretsch feature.
The 22 medium jumbo frets are all finished to a high standard, and the board itself plays very nicely. Well set up by the factory, we have an action of 2-3mm cross the board at the 12th fret.
The set Maple neck joins the Mahogany body at the 16th fret on the bass side and 19th on the treble, so no upper fret access problems here.
The body is bound to the front in cream plastic, the back is plain black, apart from 3 access plates to get to the electrics.
The front of this model is finished in a none more black gloss.
So, we have an array of controls, all retro looking Chrome Die-Cast affairs. A 3 way pickup selector, the the top rotary up near the scratchplate, this is the master volume. The the 2 rotaries at the bottom of the scratchplate, they're individual volumes for the 2 pickups, then lastly a master tone control.
The body is chambered, so the guitar itself is probably not as heavy as you might imagine, this also leads to a very hollow, loud and woody tone when played acoustically.
Onto the pickups, a pair of Gretsch 'Blacktop' FilterTrons. Beautiful to look at, Chrome plates enclosing it all, black tape across the top and 12 polepieces (all adjustable if you wish) poking out of the top.
The scratchplate is white pearloid plastic, very traditional looking, and the bridge is a Bigsby licensed tremolo, a beauty with a long, flat wide arm and feather lite touch.
Plugged in the guitar is responsive and powerful, the pickups are bright and vibrant, on your clean channel, expect bright highs and ringing mids from the bridge pickup, the neck is, as expected, a little warmer and more mellow.
On your lead channel, both pickups perform admirably, plenty of drive, sustain and screaming on offer for everything from rock, blues, country, even a little metal maybe.
A beautiful guitar, very traditional 60's styling perhaps, but with some very 21st century appointments. Excellent pickups, great playability and plenty of vibe make this a definite contender for your new sub £500 single cut.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|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|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
Interlink Express Courier Delivery
The Home Delivery Service You Have Been Waiting For. Interlink Express will provide you with a one hour delivery window so you don’t have to wait in all day for your parcel.
When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.