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Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar Demo

hey this is Joey Brasco from Guitar
Center today I want to show you the
Gretch G 54 20 T in what has become
known as Gretch Orange
Gretsch began producing guitars in the
1930s in the 50s mr. guitar Chet Atkins
became an endorsee in the 60s Beatle
George Harrison Brian Jones from the
Rolling Stones and many more British
Invasion rock stars flew the Gretsch
flag the G 5420 is from the affordable
Gretsch Elektra Matic series the tuna
three-quarter inch deep body is made of
5-ply maple and features sound post
bracing sound post bracing is a vertical
wooden dowel that is under the bridge
that connects the top of the body to the
back of the body and its main function
is to prevent feedback the body features
binding on the top and back and it also
has F hole binding the 24 and a half
inch scale maple neck has a rosewood
fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
binding and hump block inlays the G 54
20 t has an adjusted with a rosewood
base and a Bigsby licensed b60 vibrato
you
other features include a silver plexi
pickguard knurled strap retainer knobs
and classic Gretsch G tone and volume
one really cool thing about the Gretsch
g54 20t guitars is that they took an old
filter tron pickup and pulled it apart
to see what made it tick and from that
they built these great Gretch blacktop
filter Tron’s they’re very powerful
punchy and they have that great Gretsch
twang that everybody’s looking for
you
Pete t’ousand Stephen Stills Neil Young
Joe Walsh and of course Brian Setzer
have all slung wretches around their
necks and you know by that great Gretch
sound when they’re playing one so check
out the Gretch G 5420 T at your local
Guitar Center

Hollow-Body Electric Guitars

The hollow-body electric guitar is one of the most popular electric guitars around today. With its familiar round neck, it can fit into any kind of sound hole. The hollow-body allows a player to create a variety of sounds by playing notes through the entire length of the neck. But in order to make hollow-body guitars sing, there must be some effort on the part of the guitarist. This article will help any beginner get started quickly playing hollow-body electric guitar styles.

A favorite hollow-body electric guitar sound is that of a jazz or blues guitar played with a tight jazz tone or a hot rock tone. The hollow-body guitar’s sound is characterized by its “chunky” tone and big bass notes. Like many hollow-body guitars, they lack the inner block found in their more regular semi-hollow counterparts. However, the combination of a thin neck and large pickups can create such a warm tone that it almost sounds like you’re performing at a jazz club.

A popular sound produced by hollow-body electric guitars is a hot jazz tone. This type of tone is commonly created by playing a chord with the thickest string and letting the notes ring out as the strings are pushed down. Many hollow-body guitars also feature a “thick” tone, similar to a resonator. This type of guitar sound is great for driving a song towards the chorus. A skilled guitarist can even make short choruses sound long by changing the intonation.

A hollow-body electric guitar can be made very clear and bright by using the appropriate wiring. Most hollow guitars are equipped with a pickup switch that produces an additional humbucker pickup so that you can further add a treble or other sound characteristic. However, a good guitar player can get the best sound simply by changing the intonation of a note. Different guitars will have different sets of strings and picking requirements. Before you change your string, check the standard size of the strings that are currently being used on the guitar you plan to purchase.

There are many great brands of hollow-bodies available today. Guitars made by Fender, Yamaha, and Jaguar are all considered fender thinlines. Guitars by Epiphone, Martin, and Gibson are also known fender thinlines. Epiphone hollow guitars are considered one of the best sounding guitars because of its thin body and spruce soundboard. These guitars are known for their extended high tones that stay in tune much longer than a regular acoustic guitar.

Many acoustic guitar players prefer solid body electric guitars over hollow-bodies because they can easily take an abuse position and do not need to be reassembled after each use. However, many guitar players who prefer the latter would still prefer to have a hollow-body guitar. They can find endless styles and models of solid body guitars online that can help them find the right model for them.

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3 verified buyer reviews
  1. It just took about 15 minutes for this to become my first guitar. The price was what eventually convinced me to take the plunge. I’d had my eye on the 5120s for a long time. I grew up listening to Brian Setzer and Billy Duffy, so I’ve always wanted a hollow body Gretsch. When the fairlane blue 5420’s were released, I knew that was the one, but I’m on a tight budget and was looking for a used one on craigslist or from reverb/guitar center. Then, one day, while searching, I come across a warehouse deal on an open box one. It cost $543! For the price of a streamliner, you can get an electromatic! What kind of cretin would say no to that? I ordered it, it arrived (with SLIGHT flaws that only the most discerning person can notice), and it played well right out of the box. It played great after I got a setup and put my favorite strings on it. Superb collar, fantastic color, and a real eye-catcher. I’ve had Squiers and Epiphones that played well enough, but none of them were of the caliber of this instrument. It’s not often that you actually get everything you’ve wanted since you were a kid and it turns out to be even better than you expected, but that’s exactly what happened with this guitar.

  2. Out of the box, four of the six strings had perfect intonation. The two bass strings, the E and A, were both flat. However, the guitar’s playability is adequate right out of the box, with no need for truss rod adjustments or lowering bridge saddles to achieve a lower action. Pickups are audible. There is no muddiness. The tuners are smooth, and the strings remain in tune. I can’t think of anything negative to say about this Ibanez hollowbody guitar. It’s well worth the money.

  3. I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and have owned or currently own Fender, Gibson, Paul Reed Smith, Ernie Ball, Taylor, and Rickenbacker, but this is my first Gretsch and I couldn’t be happier. This guitar plays and sounds as good as, if not better than, guitars costing 3-5 times the price. This guitar is exceptional in every way. It looks great, feels great, plays great, and sounds awesome.

    I mostly work in my studio, direct into the package, and while my ES-335 and Epiphone Casino need treble boost, this guitar sings on the top end even without my Neve DI or treble booster. Running straight via my Universal Audio into Guitar Rig 5 produces a magical tone (for lack of a better word). For me, this is “the” ideal recording guitar.

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