NAMM 2018: Gretsch announces new Players Edition & Electromatic Jet models
Gretsch introduces new Players Edition and Electromatic®Jet™ models, as well as additional finishes for the G2220 Junior Jet™ Bass II.
For 65 years the Gretsch Jet; has fuelled stages and studios producing some of the greatest sounds in rock ‘n’ roll history. For 2018, Gretsch is extending its player-centric Players Edition line-up with brand new Jet; models, available with either Broad’Tron; or Filter; Tron pickups.
The G6228 Players Edition Jet™ BT with “V” Stoptail models feature the all-new Gretsch Broad’Tron™ BT65 pickups. Designed by the famed Tim Shaw, the BT65 meticulously captures the guitar’s sonic palette and reproduces powerful mids, extended lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth high end.
The Player Edition Jet™ BT has a select 1.85” chambered mahogany body with maple top that produces the signature strong, punchy response that has made the Jet™ famous, while the no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox™ paper-in-oil capacitor and master volume with treble bleed circuit provide total tonal control and flexibility.
Equipped with the Players Edition premium feature set, the G6228 Pro Jet also has a full-access rolled cutaway, mahogany neck, 12” radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, aged pearloid Big Block inlays, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, Gretsch “V” stoptail tailpiece, Gotoh® locking tuning keys, TUSQ XL nut and strap locks.
The G6228 is available in a number of gorgeous finishes including Black, Cadillac Green, and Dark Cherry Metallic, as well as the left-handed G6228LH option in Cadillac Green.
Also available is the elegant G228FM featuring a Bourbon or Dark Cherry stained tiger flame maple top with matching headcap and an ebony fingerboard.
A culmination of over half a century of tonal and performance magic, the Players Edition Jet™ FT with Bigsby® models feature a pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups that complements its chambered body to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone that is equally adept at cutting through the mix or laying a solid sonic foundation.
Responding to a player’s need for increased comfort, the Jet FT features a lowered neck set that greatly improves fret-hand mobility while also giving the picking hand a closer approach, increasing comfort and accuracy.
Available in a sleek Black finish, the G6128T and left-handed G6128LH feature a rosewood fingerboard and a String-Thru Bigsby® B7CP vibrato tailpiece.
Completing the Jet™ FT models are the stunning Silver Sparkle G6129T and Vintage Firebird Red G6131T.
Boasting incredible Gretsch quality at an attainable price, the new G5520 Electromatic® Jet™ BT Single-Cut with “V” Stoptail features the all-new Black Top Broad’Tron™ pickups that produce enhanced Gretsch power and articulation with classic Jet clarity. An upgraded chambered mahogany body with maple top provides a strong sonic profile and exceptional acoustic balance, while the master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone and individual pickup volume controls provide complete tone-shaping flexibility.
Other features include a mahogany neck, 12” radius black walnut fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, Gretsch “V” stoptail tailpiece, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, bound headstock, plain-face head cap, vintage purling, Big Block inlays, closed back tuning keys, Silver plexi pickguard and chrome hardware. The G5220 comes in Black, Dark Cherry Metallic or Casino Gold finishes, while the G5220LH left-handed model is available in Dark Cherry Metallic.
The thundering G2220 Junior Jet™ Bass II is now available in new Torino Green and Walnut Stain finishes, and features a 30.3” scale, two Gretsch mini dual-coil pickups, walnut fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, four-saddle bridge, black plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo, synthetic bone nut and die-cast tuners.
For more information, visit www.gretschguitars.com.
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