Gretsch G5435T Pro Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby

If you’re looking for the most unique guitar on the list, the Gretsch Pro Jet is a strong contender. From headstock to the tailpiece, it has features you won’t find on most (or any) of the other options in the price range. Fans of Gretsch guitars love the brand’s distinctive sound. The Pro Jet uses […]

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Gretsch G5435T Pro Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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If you’re looking for the most unique guitar on the list, the Gretsch Pro Jet is a strong contender. From headstock to the tailpiece, it has features you won’t find on most (or any) of the other options in the price range.

Fans of Gretsch guitars love the brand’s distinctive sound. The Pro Jet uses Filter’Tron humbuckers for a rich tone with a lot of overdrive power. The sound is definitely on the brighter side, especially for a humbucker. If you prefer a biting guitar tone but don’t want any extra noise, you’ll especially appreciate the Filter’Tron pickups.

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The construction contributes to the tone too. The combination of the archtop with the chambered body greatly enhances the resonance, letting you get more of that Basswood mahogany warmth into your tone. The maple top balances the tone so it doesn’t get too heavy. The end result is a full tone with lots of high-end shimmer.

The Pro Jet is also just a blast to play. The neck is pretty quick, and the solid hardware makes it highly responsive across the strings. And of course, there’s the tailpiece and the option of a whammy bar for those extra bends and effects. It is on the higher end of the budget spectrum, but for players in jazz, blues, and similar genres, that extra couple hundred bucks you’ll spend on this over an LP-Special, for example, is well worth it.

Features:

  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Scale length: 24.6”
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Tonewoods: Basswood body, maple top and neck
  • Body shape: Chambered single cutaway, Jet style
  • Hardware: Bigsby B50 tailpiece, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Pickups: Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers

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