Is It That Great Gretsch Sound?

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Today is a cloudy day and i can’t get bright picture of silver sparkle of my new guitar (but it’s okay though, my old cellphone camera can handle this), oh yes it’s a Gretsch guitar. The Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary with silver sparkle finishing. It’s a beautiful pre-owned guitar with nice deal, no scratch and made in China. here are bunch of pictures about it:

Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar
Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar
Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar
Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary

And I like it!! this electromatic pro jet defines overdrive and distortion effects in wide range although it seems i’ll never get tele twang sound or strat glassy tone from it (of course, it’s a Gretsch!). it has unique sound, yes that great Gretsch sound does exist. Its pickups and chambered body deliver tones nicely through amps, even direct input to mixer.

Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar
Gretsch G5236 electromatic pro jet 125th anniversary
gretsch mini humbucker pickups
Gretsch mini humbuckers pickups
gretsch mini humbucker pickups
Gretsch mini humbucker pickups

well, this series isn’t the perfect one actually. my first negative review is about the fretboard craftmanship. it has deadnote on 9th fret and it bothers a lot. i had to take it to my luthier shop to repair it. some say that the Gretsch quality decreases after they put their factory overseas and i think this is the prove. It’s made in China. but enough about it since that will be my only negative review.

overall this Gretsch came with gorgeous looks. it’s Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar, you can see the logo on its headstocks:

Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar logo
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar logo plate
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar logo headstocks
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar logo headstocks
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar headstocks
Gretsch 125th anniversary guitar headstocks

beautiful vintage accessories in affordable price. i should put this guitar in “on budget guitars” list.
can’t wait to take it on stage with me 🙂

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