Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby, Orange Stain

Kein Versand, nur Abholung. (Übergabe im Hauptbahnhof Zürich wäre möglich).

Pas d'expédition, seule collecte.

Will not post. The guitar must be collected in central Zürich, for example the handover can be in or near Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

Excellent condition. Hardly played. Minor signs of use. I'm selling it because I prefer guitars with a thinner body.

Note that this is the 2016 revamped and improved-sounding version of the G5420T Electromatic. It gets excellent reviews online and in videos.

According to information on the reverb page on dating Gretsch guitars, the serial number of KS16034331 tells us the following:

KS: made in Korea Samick factory

16: made in 2016

03: during March

4331: as the 4331st Gretsch guitar made at the factory that year.

Some differences in the 2016 model compared to the earlier models include a slimmer late-50s style headstock, the fretboard inlay (thumbnail instead of hump-block), the placing of 'Electromatic' on the pickguard instead of on the headstock, aged 4-ply binding, binding on neck and headstock, Graph Tech NuBone nut, bigger frets (medium jumbo instead of medium), and a treble bleed master volume circuit so that reducing master volume does not reduce top end and Gretsch twang.

There are small cracks in the 'plastic' bracket (not in the instrument body) which surrounds the neck pickup at the point where the two larger screws are inserted in the bracket - see photo 3. The bracket is firmly attached, it is not loose.

No case or bag.

Check the Gretsch website page for this model - G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby, Orange Stain - where you can find full specifications, manual and videos. The following info is taken from the Gretsch website:

BuildHollow Body 

CutawaySingle Cutaway 

Body FinishGloss

Body ShapeElectromatic® Hollow Body

Body Material5-Ply Maple

BracingSound Post 

Body BindingAged White with B/W/B Purfling

Body Depth2.75" (7 cm)

Neck MaterialMaple

Neck FinishGloss Urethane

Neck ShapeStandard "U"

Neck BindingAged White

Scale Length24.6" (625 mm)

Fingerboard Radius12" (305 mm)

Fingerboard MaterialRosewood

Number of Frets22

Fret SizeMedium Jumbo

Nut MaterialGraph Tech® NuBone™

Nut Width1.6875" (42.86 mm)

Position InlaysPearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail

HeadstockLate '50s Gretsch

Bridge PickupBlack Top Filter'Tron™

Neck PickupBlack Top Filter'Tron™

ControlsVolume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Pickup ConfigurationFilter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™ 


Hardware FinishChrome

TailpieceBigsby® B60 

Tuning MachinesVintage-Style Open Back

PickguardSilver Plexi w/ Black Gretsch® & Electromatic® Logos

Control KnobsG-Arrow