Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body

Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body

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G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Gretsch in the Professional Collection series.

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Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gretsch
  • Model: G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body
  • Series: Professional Collection
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/15/2013

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Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 5 reviews )
 2 reviews40 %
 3 reviews60 %
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body
Gretsch made in korea, equipment under license Bigsby


super race but settle, I have all set upon delivery, coach hollow at the handle
malgres controls the quality, original rope game has changed, tuning intonation
at the beginning the string change surprises but with practice it is sy
gorgeous red


then the armonds of this is the slap, vacuum it sounds gypsy, a once connected it is the Gretsch sound more than the 5120, the sound rockabilly, surf music, jazz, it is no problem models
high-end brand, I have a prestigious model battery at home, but frankly it
take pleasure and more value for money is really groovy.
the sound is beautiful


1 day, no regrets, great deal compared to € 3,000 Japanese models

RawDeltaBlues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good at all!"

Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body
This is a Korean maple, short scale, 2 DeArmond pickups in 2000, 22 frets anecdotal, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, aluminum nut (I am not) Corrected for the octave, Bigsby B60, the radius is fairly flat, thick neck, a volume microphones, a master, a tone, a 3-position switch ...


It is not for this shredder is clear! but the handle is still very playable for an archtop. You can "glue" the string to the handle, it borders not ...
It is very easy to adjust, I sometimes pass a high action low action on stage time a joke.
The pickups and electronics are very good and allow many sounds with adjustable pads and pots reagents.
In fact everything is good except access to acute. If you're not an octopus oversights that guitar more than 12 frets ...


It is very versatile, a little fat still, demand for good and patient settings microphones p ***** but it sounds!
However, you may be disappointed on a transistor amp, it is made for lamps ...
Anyway, a transistor amp is not really an amp, no?


Its versatility and limitations have made a second eternal but first come and go, as we all know ... ;)
I do not divide them!
Musician and son of a musician (I made you grace my complete CV ...), so I played on many instruments, it is objectively a very good scratch and I almost wish I would have preferred that the only guitar that I'm all for 10 years an indestructible solid body that I could throw in a cover of folk with his two younger sisters, but unfortunately for my life showman, the sound is there!
And do not be fooled by the Argus, it is much more than that ...

omeglass64's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body
Fabiquée Korea
22 frets
United States De Armond pickups single coil
Bigsby vibrato
Chevallet floating Bigsby
1 master volume, 2 tone and volume that controls the micro switch activated by the micro
Channel varnish rather round
7.5 cm box ep
color red face Sides and back black with white binding
The finish is more than acceptable with a kind of polyurethane varnish the most beautiful effect.


Handle fairly thick but very nice fast and flowing
access to acute not easy
the guitar is pretty light (lighter than my strato!) is very nice.
When I plug into an all-tube amp (TWIN) and even on my Tone LAB (vox) it sounds regardless of the microphone used.


The microphone at the top is very hot jazz and rhythm powerful
the microphone at the bottom is more acute for Chuck Berry style solo
Technical Info and gain ca crunch pushes more and more to reach saturations used in DIFFERENT styles of music.
But for me the top is the config selector in the middle with two microphones. Gretsch is really the sound that the pickups are single coils that. It twang style stray cats or other rockab.


I've had four months and fell in love since his trial although a priori from the price I really parissait "too much" affordable.
This is a total success but it is a matter of taste (aesthetic typical).
I tried to Autes brand models 3 times more expensive and apart from the microphones that are duplicates filtertron with her even hotter, I could not find a difference.
I will go soon to try again to see if my impression is confirmed.
K I just try three models, one with TV jones on an amp orange. Well my impression is confirmed the G5129 is on a par with models to 3000 euros if not at the finish !!!!! so I began to note 9

Only weak point which lowers the average to 8 is that the guitar comes bare without even a bag or a carton. (At least in the store and I bought it)

Clearly I do it again this choice. And I advise anyone who wants a half crate, to try it.

Vicomte²'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gretsch G5129 Electromatic Hollow Body
What country does she makes?
22 frets
2 microphones Dynasonic
2 Tone knobs for each of the microphones
1 master volume
A microphone to microphone volume chosen by the slecteur.
Slecteur 3 positions


Channel really screwed.
We are far from Jackson to the handle ironing board.
It is also far from the trs Fender and their sleeve too curved.

The ergonomics are impeccable.
It is lgre.
I am a scne with m'empche and not moving anywhere,
to mount on the low-cons included, to linger in the public.

Access in acute is not ais.
But this is not what is asked.
I do not see how a shredder on the can (although ...)
Be careful, I do not say we could not do a solo pass the octave.
But as I play rockabilly, it plutt in aa severe bend that all its charm.

Sound good?
Hh. Clearly.
The sound is trs diffrent between the bridge pickup and neck pickup.
on the other hand, for recording studio, as was going to stay on a cake, I buy two TV Jones Classics.
The only BMOL I meet at the moment is not the result of six strings.
I have a transistor amp Hughes & Kettner Matrix Combo that does not sound good.
Yes, it is "good." But when the food Setzer length of journalists, one in front of a Fender bassman rve 72.

L o this guitar gives all she has the guts, it is with an amp lamp
a delay (all costs avoid incorporates Fender reverb that are horrible ...) between 120 and 150 ms (depending on the speed of the song). And BAM! THE Slap-Back rv!


So, Hell Yeah, the bte turns history.
It can move from the Rockabilly Psychobilly, with small excursus to the countries of Jazz and its chords, a few stoppages in the right vintage rock. For cons, I can not believe those who tell me that AC / DC goes well over. For this kind of a more "hard rock" nothing beats a solid body. Okay, now everyone's dgouts and colors.

on the other hand, with my current configuration, the feedback is hard master trs.
My Hughes & Kettner Matrix Combo there may be something to do, but do let's face it. It is not meant to.

The two microphones are Dynasonic "honntes".
Trs But quickly, we want to spend anything.


I have a year and a few months.

Pot shot, I went to the Music Store in Germany and I have tried
DIFFERENT MODELS, the Ibanez copy that please do not buy!
Put the price and acqurez a real Gretsch.
Such an ibanez you can never sell it while a Gretsch is like good wine. It gets better with the tone.

In addition, blow pot, as the c'tait MODEL exposure and that there were three poor claws
I for one Monney flycase with. And happiness.

With exprience, so I would do the same choice.
The models most expensive I was not sure if it's their microphone.
As I do the scne that a move, we are not a shelter accident
Yes, I would resume the same guitar. For cons, I would buy directly from TV Jones.
And may be another bridge, like a Gibson Tune-O-Matic you can rgler.
The floating bridge is sometimes quite dstabilisant rglage harmonic and is quickly broken - c. ..

In conclusion;
Fan of big sound go your way.
The other approach a little .. yes more .. Listen to me and this wonder!

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