Back in January, Gretsch announced a number of changes to its lineup of electric and acoustic guitars.
Among these was a revamping of the storied company's compact, affordably-priced G5021E Rancher Penguin Parlor acoustic-electric guitar. Available now, this new-look G5021E comes in some nice new finishes, along with a couple of other tweaks.
The guitar is still built with a solid spruce top and laminated maple back and sides, but now features a rosewood fretboard. However, that rosewood 'board only comes with the new Black, Mint Metallic and Shell Pink G5021Es – the previously available White G5021E boasts a Laurel fretboard.
Regardless of the fretboard, the G5021E's mahogany neck features 20 vintage-style frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.
Sounds on the guitar can be amplified by its onboard Fishman Presys III pickup/preamp system, which features a built-in tuner, volume knob, and a three-band EQ comprising Bass, Middle and Treble controls.
Hardware – most of which is finished nicely in gold – includes deluxe die-cast tuners, a synthetic bone nut and a Laurel bridge.
The Gretsch G5021E Rancher Penguin Parlor acoustic-electric guitar is available now for $549. It joins the re-tooled Streamliner line, refreshed Electromatic Jet lineup and re-imagined Electromatic hollowbody collection in Gretsch's new-for-2022 lineup.
For more info on the model, visit Gretsch.