Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 15, 2019) — Gretsch® today debuts several additions to its Electromatic® Collection, including the G5260T Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with Bigsby®, G5260 Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with V-Stoptail, G5222 Electromatic® Double Jet™ BT with V-Stoptail, G5410T Electromatic® “Rat Rod” Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigbsy® and G5655T Electromatic® Center Block Jr. Single-Cut with Bigsby®.
The unique G5260T Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with Bigsby® and G5260 Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with V-Stoptail models rattle foundations with dual Gretsch® mini humbucking pickups that capture thundering lows while retaining a piano-like articulation and definition for intoxicating sonic size and width at every level of gain. Simple tone-shaping is provided by a three-position toggle switch as well as master volume and master tone controls.
An elongated 29 ¾”-scale accommodates lower tunings without loss of string tension, while the sturdy bolt-on maple neck is topped with a comfortable 12” radius laurel fingerboard featuring 22 medium jumbo frets.
Other premium features and appointments include an anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, pearloid Big Block (G5260) or Neo-Classic™ (G5260T) inlays, white binding with purfling and chrome hardware.
Featuring a V-Stoptail, the G5260 shines in several finishes including Dark Cherry Metallic or Jade Grey Metallic with silver pickguard, as well as in London Grey with black pickguard. Featuring a Bigsby® vibrato tailpiece, the G5260T is available in classic Black with silver pickguard or in a striking Airline Silver finish with black pickguard.
The all-new G5222 Electromatic® Double Jet™ BT with V-Stoptail delivers Broad’Tron™ power with classic Jet clarity.
At the heart of each G5222 is a chambered mahogany double-cutaway body with maple top that produces a rich, present mid-range that accentuates big lows and shimmering highs.
A pair of Black Top Broad’Tron pickups provide thick, aggressive overdrive while maintaining astounding definition and note balance suitable for the most pristine clean tone. The combination of individual pickup volume controls, master tone and master volume with treble bleed circuit provides intuitive global control over pickup and tone settings.
The G5222 also features a lower set mahogany neck for effortless access, 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays and anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge.
Loud and resonant, the all-new G5410T Electromatic® “Rat Rod” Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigbsy® has a fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron™ voice that explodes with roaring punch and hallmark late-‘50s “snap.” Like all Electromatic guitars, these models deliver a fearless and electrifying voice that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock guitars from the very beginning.
Premium features of the G5410T include a thinner 2.25” body for maximum playing comfort during long sets, dual Black Top Filter’Tron humbucking pickups, versatile controls including master volume with treble bleed circuit, oversized bound F-holes, smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock, Graph Tech® NuBone® nut, pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays, secured Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece.
Mimicking the primer-laden “beater” vibe of classic rat rods, the G5410T comes in three Matte finishes—Matte Black with red pickguard, Matte Phantom Metallic with black pickguard or Matte Vintage White with black pickguard. The Matte Black and Matte Phantom Metallic models feature aged white binding with black/white purfling, red pickup inserts and chrome hardware, while the Matte Vintage White model features black binding with white/black purfling, red pickup inserts and chrome hardware.
Designed for that pure and powerful Gretsch sound at high volume, the G5655T Electromatic® Center Block Jr. Single-Cut with Bigsby® features a smaller-sized body with a chambered spruce center block for dynamic resonance, high gain power and lightweight comfort. A lower set maple neck offers effortless access and performance, while the 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic™ inlays offers excellent playability.
Dual Black Top Broad’Tron™ humbucking pickups deliver bold, dynamic and articulate tone with enhanced sonic punch. The combination of individual pickup volume controls, master tone and master volume with treble bleed circuit allows for flexible harnessing of this instrument’s sonic power.
Boasting stage-stealing style, the G5655T is available in Casino Gold, Dark Cherry Metallic or Jade Grey Metallic with a silver pickguard and nickel hardware, including the Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and G-arrow knobs.
For more information, visit www.gretschguitars.com.