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Gretsch Launch Electromatic Double Jets

Gretsch Electromatic Double Jets
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Gretsch has just unveiled the latest additions to their Electromatic Collection.

Inspired by the essential sounds of the ‘50s & ‘60s, these electric guitars are well regarded for their incredible value for money, delivering classic tones in a variety of eye-catching colors.

New to the range is a quartet of double-cutaway Double Jet models: the right-handed, Bigsby-equipped G5232T and V-stoptail G5222, and the left-handed, V-stoptail G5232LH and G5222LH.

Gretsch’s double-cutaway Jet design superseded the single-cutaway format in 1961. These guitars were originally fitted with Gretsch’s famous Filter’Tron humbucker and are known for their quintessential rock ‘n’ roll tone.

Featuring a chambered mahogany body with arched maple top, Gretsch says their new Electromatic Double Jets boast a “strong and balanced acoustic foundation fit for a variety of tones.”

Here’s a rundown of each of the four new models…

G5232T Electromatic Double Jet FT with Bigsby

G5232T Electromatic Double Jet FT with Bigsby

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Priced $699.99, this guitar is available in a choice of three finishes, including Broadway Jade (pictured), Fairlane Blue and Firestick Red.

Specs include:

  • Double-cut chambered mahogany body with arched maple top
  • Lower set mahogany neck for effortless access and performance
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays
  • Black Top Filter’Tron pickups
  • Master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, bridge pickup volume control, neck pickup volume control and three-position toggle switch
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby-licensed B50 tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware

G5232LH Electromatic Double Jet FT, Left-Handed

G5232LH Electromatic Double Jet FT, Left-Handed

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Priced $699.99, this guitar appears in Midnight Sapphire finish only.

Specs include:

  • Double-cut chambered mahogany body with arched maple top
  • Lower set mahogany neck for effortless access and performance
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays
  • Black Top Filter’Tron pickups
  • Master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, bridge pickup volume control, neck pickup volume control and three-position toggle switch
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • V-Stoptail
  • Silver pickguard
  • Chrome hardware

G5222 Electromatic Double Jet BT with V-Stoptail

G5222 Electromatic Double Jet BT with V-Stoptail

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Priced $599.99, this guitar comes in a choice of three color schemes, including Black with Gold pickguard, Vintage White with Black pickguard, and Ocean Turquoise with Silver pickguard (pictured.)

Specs include:

  • Double-cut chambered mahogany body with arched maple top
  • Lower set mahogany neck for effortless access and performance
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays
  • Black Top Broad’Tron pickups
  • Master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, bridge pickup volume control, neck pickup volume control and three-position toggle switch
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • V-Stoptail
  • Chrome hardware

G5222LH Electromatic Double Jet BT with V-Stoptail, Left-Handed

G5222LH Electromatic Double Jet BT with V-Stoptail, Left-Handed

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Priced $699.99, this guitar appears in a Natural finish only, à la Malcom Young’s famous double-cutaway Gretsch.

Specs include:

  • Double-cut chambered mahogany body with arched maple top
  • Lower set mahogany neck for effortless access and performance
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays
  • Black Top Broad’Tron pickups
  • Master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, bridge pickup volume control, neck pickup volume control and three-position toggle switch
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • V-Stoptail
  • Chrome hardware

Watch the demo video to see and hear these new Gretsch guitars in action…

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Rod Brakes
Rod Brakes

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