Last January, Gretsch announced a number of changes to its line of electric and acoustic guitars.
Among these was a redesign of the legendary company’s compact and affordable G5021E Rancher Penguin Parlor acoustic-electric guitar. Available now, this new G5021E comes in nice new finishes, along with a few other tweaks.
The guitar is still built with a solid spruce top and laminated maple back and sides, but now features a rosewood fingerboard. However, this rosewood board only comes with the new G5021E Black, Mint Metallic and Shell Pink – the previously available White G5021E comes with a Laurel fingerboard.
Regardless of the fingerboard, the G5021E’s mahogany neck features 20 vintage-style frets and pearlized neo-classic vignette inlays.
The guitar’s sounds can be amplified by its built-in Fishman Presys III pickup/preamp system, which features a built-in tuner, volume knob, and three-band EQ featuring Bass, Middle, and Treble controls.
Hardware – most of which is beautifully finished in gold – includes deluxe die-cast tuners, synthetic bone nut and Laurel bridge.
The Gretsch G5021E Rancher Penguin Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar is available now for $549. It joins the re-tooled Streamliner range, the refreshed Electromatic Jet range and the reinvented Electromatic hollow body collection in the new Gretsch range for 2022.
For more information on the model, visit Gretsch.