Summer NAMM 2019: In advance of Summer NAMM, Gretsch has announced a variety of new Electromatic guitars—the Electromatic Double Jet, Electromatic Center Block and the limited edition Electromatic Hollow Body.
The G5232T Electromatic Double Jet features a double-cut chambered mahogany body with an arched maple top, mahogany neck and a laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays. There’s also a pair of Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, a Bigsby B50 tailpiece, aged white body binding with multi-ply purfling, a silver pickguard, silver pickup bezels and chrome hardware.
Finishes include Casino Gold, Dark Cherry Metallic, Midnight Sapphire and Tahiti Red.
The G5622T Electromatic Center Block features a double-cutaway maple body with a chambered spruce center block, maple neck and a laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays. Pickups are a pair of Black Top Broad’Tron humbuckers. Other features include an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, a Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece, a Graph Tech NuBone nut and G-arrow knobs.
Finishes include Aspen Green, Dark Cherry Metallic or Georgia Green with a silver pickguard and silver pickup bezels, and Imperial Stain or Orange Stain with a gold pickguard and gold pickup bezels.
The guitar is also available in a lefty model finished in Georgia Green, with a V-Stoptail in place of the Bigsby vibrato.
The G5420TG Limited Edition Electromatic ’50s Hollow Body sports an arched maple top with sound-post bracing and oversized F-holes, as well as a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. There’s also dual Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, a secured Adjusto-Matic bridge, Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs and a Bigsby B60G tailpiece.
The guitar comes finished in classic Black with an early Fifties enlarged headstock, pearloid Hump Block inlays, a tortoise pickguard with matching pickup inserts and gold hardware.
The limited edition G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body, meanwhile, sports a thinner, fully hollow build. Features include an arched maple top with sound-post bracing and oversized F-holes for increased acoustic projection, a maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.
There’s also dual Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, aged white body binding and multi-ply purfling, gold pickguard, vintage-style open back tuning machines, gold hardware, a secured Adjusto-Matic bridge, a Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs, a Bigsby B60G vibrato tailpiece and a limited-edition Midnight Sapphire finish.
For more information on the new Electromatics head to Gretsch Guitars.