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Billy the King

Gretsch Guitars G5120 Electromatic Hollow Body with Dual-Coil Pickups



Sound Quality

Great heavy sound , very gibson like. I play in rockabilly/post punk type band so I like the pickups very much. I play threw a marshall lead JMC800 ,so I can get that heavy sound , and twang when needed. Since its hollow bodied , it will feedback at high volumes ,but that will happen with any hollow body electric. I would say it has a rich ,and full sound (bassy)I really don't like the bridge , but that is easely replaced if desired.

Reliability/Durability

I have played with this guitar live and its great,bigsby does not wack the strings out of tune, strap button can come loose but easily fixed.Dependable axe for giging.i have used it with out a back up.

Price/Value


General Comments

First to all the Gretsch snobs, this is a first rate guitar , just becuase I did'nt lay out 3 grand from chet or setzer modal , does not make this unprofessional. The pickups are fine for rockabilly/counrty/blues and roots rock n roll.


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