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Gretsch G5438 Pro Jet Gold

Electric Guitar

  • Electromatic series
  • Design: Single cut
  • Chambered basswood body
  • Arched maple top
  • Set-in maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Pearloid hump-block inlays
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: 2x Black Top Filter'Tron
  • 2x Volume-, master volume-, master tone control
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby® B50 vibrato tailpiece
  • G Arrow knobs
  • White pearl pickguard
  • Colour: Jet Gold
  • Case: Article Nr 129350 (not included)
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Colour Gold
Body Basswood
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 625 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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Good sound but less than perfect

Fabio992, 06.08.2016
This is an extremely nice looking instrument, a stunning beauty. To note that the back is is painted dark brown, so the wood grain cannot be seen. I was not expecting this from the pictures.
There are some traces of oxidation on a few saddles. Tuners are pretty hard to turn and have a somewhat cheap look. The pick ups output the expected powerful Gretsch sound but were too close to the strings, resulting in a muddy tone, and not parallel to the strings. The action was far too high. About half of the frets, on the high side, shows discolouration (yellow) and would need polishing.
The finish is impeccable, no dents, scratches etc. The gold top is absolutely beautiful.
All in all I am happy despite the flaws above, which however I did not find the Epi's in the same price range or less.
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Gretsch G5438

18.08.2014
I've had this guitar for about a month and a half now and I'm very impressed with it's quality.
You get a beautifully finished guitar for a very affordable price. It comes in the same price range as an Epiphone and is of a similar quality to those guitars.
I've a tele and an SG and this guitar is somewhere between the two tonally.
If you're hankering for new guitar I'd highly recommend this Gretsch. Considering a Duo Jet would force you to remortgage the house, this guitar allows you to experience the Gretsch vibe and not feel too guilty.
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  • Colour: Gold
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Colour: Black
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: Bigsby-Style
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Colour: Silver
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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