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Gretsch presents classic electromatic models

A collection that includes six and twelve strings, baritones and basses, lap steel and left-handed hollow body options.


Gretsch today announces that its Electromatic collection of electric, bass, baritone and lap-steel guitars are refreshed and refined with modern features for today’s players. Electromatic’s classic hollow bodies are available today, while the collection’s Jet and Lap Steel models will launch on March 30.

​Classic Electromatic Hollow Bodies

These big, bold electric guitars bring the brand’s treasured slam and roar to life. Whether you’re looking for the punch of a six-string or the shimmer of a twelve-string, the FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups will deliver the vintage thunder on the booming deep tones that only a hollowbody can deliver. All models feature a beautiful, refined laminated maple body reinforced with bridge block bracing. A classic “C”-shaped maple neck with a laurel fingerboard gives the guitar a classic feel in the hand, and the Graph Tech NuBone nut and Adjusto-Matic bridge provide impressive sustain. Master volume with treble bleed circuit keeps the tone bright at high volumes. Electromatic Classic hollow bodies are available in single or double cutout, with a Bigsby B60 tremolo or G-cutout tailpiece. These Classic Hollow bodies are available in a variety of model-specific colors, such as Orange Stain, Azure Metallic Airline Silver and Snowcrest White.

BT Electromatic Jet

These models are perfect instruments for those looking for a new step in the classic tone that Gretsch is famous for. Their chambered mahogany body with a maple top produces a rich, present midrange with the perfect combination of attack and resonance. A pair of Black Top Broad’Tron pickups deliver the tone you desire from a Jet: capable of aggressive overdrive with the definition needed for clean, pristine tone. The combination of individual pickup volume controls, master tone, and master volume with treble bleed circuitry provides global control over your pickup and tone parameters. The Jet BT Single-Cut is available in a left-handed configuration finished in Jade Metallic and a right-handed configuration finished in Jade Metallic, Bristol Fog or Midnight Sapphire.

Electromatic jet baritone

These guitars bring a sound all their own to the Electromatic series. If you’re looking for deep lows, thick mids, and snappy highs, the Jet Baritone delivers. Thanks to the excellent balance of its solid mahogany body, the mini humbuckers produce subsonic tones while keeping every note beautifully distinct. Measuring at 29.75″, the extended scale neck allows for B-to-B tuning – use it to add color and texture in the studio or to double a lead on stage for fiery live sound. The Electromatic Jet Baritone is available with a fixed v-stoptail tailpiece finished in Bristol Fog or Imperial Stain or with a Bigsby tailpiece available in Midnight Sapphire.

Electromatic Junior Jet Bass II Short Scale

These bass guitars sport all the classic Gretsch appointments, delivering massive, room-filling subsonic tones that spring from the solid basswood body and versatile pickups. The Junior Jet Bass has a smooth, balanced tone that is easily delivered thanks to the comfortable and easy-playing small-scale maple neck (30.3″) with laurel fingerboard. Low-end color, smoothness and comfort make this a guitar bass worthy of the Electromatic name. Available in Imperial Stain, Bristol Fog and Shell Pink.

Electro-coated steel

Lap Steels produce one of the most unmistakable sounds: the rich Hawaiian electric guitar. Featuring a solid mahogany body and an intense tonal response that new players and veterans alike will appreciate. The single-coil pickup offers excellent note clarity, which the sealed die-cast tuners keep locked in. Available in all new colours: Broadway Jade, Tahiti Red and Vintage White.

Introducing the new Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body models

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