Gretsch G5120 Electromatic Hollow Body
Gretsch G5120 Electromatic Hollow Body
songsmith333 05/01/2015

Gretsch G5120 Electromatic Hollow Body : songsmith333's user review

« Great guitar with some problems »

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I never liked Gretsch guitars before but when I saw it I had to pick it up, and when I played it I fell in love! The neck on this guitar fit me like a glove. I usually like very thin necks with light strings. This neck isn't that thin and I now use 011s on my first E string and I still can bend and get good vibrato with it. The sound is very warm, especially the bass pickup. The treble pickup has a little less bite and is lower but not bad. I'll replace it though in time. The main problem I've had with this guitar is that it came with very cheap tuners and it never stayed in tune. I spent a lot on set ups and then replaced the tuners with good Grover ones. It got a little better but still didn't stay in tune that well. Now about a year later for some reason it's settled in and finally is staying in tune. I don't know if I just got a bad one, but from other reviews I've read it seems that others have had problems with the tuners on this model. It is a gorgeous guitar and I love it now that it's staying in tune!
I play it through a 5 watt Bugera tube amp and it really sounds sweet!