Gretsch Guitars G5425 Electromatic Jet Club Electric Guitar Silver

  • The Electromatic series gains a fresh sound with a basswood body and an arched maple top.
  • Fast-playing fretboard, classic Gretsch humbucker tone
  • 3-way Pickup Selector, Master Volume, Master Tone
  • NPS XL110 Regular Light (.010-.046 Gauges)
Brand Gretsch Guitars
Color Silver
Top Material Type Maple
Body Material Basswood
Back Material Type Aluminum
Neck Material Type Maple
Fretboard Material Type Rosewood
Guitar Pickup Configuration H
String Material Type Steel
Hand Orientation Right




Buying an inexpensive guitar a few decades ago would have restricted you to to a few options – generally a Strat, Tele, or Les Paul variant. The G5425 from Gretsch’s famous Electromatic series is one of the most unusual guitars you’ll ever see. This contemporary electric guitar features attractive vintage styling, excellent playability, and a terrific price. This is one that comes up frequently, regardless of your pricing range, so we’re going to take a deeper look.

An arched maple top chambered basswood body, and a bolt-on maple neck makes up the Electromatic Jet Club electric guitar. The grounded Adjustomatic bridge, stop tailpiece, and dual-coil pickups provide rich tone and powerful sustain. The two-tone body color scheme (black or silver top with walnut stained back and sides) is crafted with an arched maple top chambered basswood body that reverberates with “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Timeless features include Neo-Classic “Thumbnail” fretboard inlays, “G” Arrow Knobs, and the Gretsch emblem on the pickguard. The case is available for purchase separately.

The G5425 sounds fantastic, with a sturdy Gretsch, build, and no-nonsense gear that punches well above its budget-friendly price tag. It’s warm and jazzy when played clean, and the humbuckers offer enough power when distorted – perfect for everything from vintage blues to current rock. As a bonus, because it’s chambered, the unplugged resonance is surprisingly loud, making it ideal for late-night practice.

There’s not much to critique here given the low price — Gretsch has created a guitar that will suit everyone from beginners to expert musicians. Whether playing through a strong stack or fully unplugged, it’s a beautiful guitar with a lovely tone. It’s a good pick for novices because of the comfort and the low price.

2 reviews for Gretsch Electromatic G5425 – Electric Guitar For Beginners

  1. August Tha Great

    I have a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Telecaster, but the Gretsch has always appealed to me. This instrument has a completely unique tone. The action is decent straight out of the box, but I’ll spend a few dollars to have it set properly. The guitar is, in my opinion, excellent value for money. I’m very happy.

  2. Ethan B.

    The one I bought has a bit edgy fretboard that a file can cure in minutes, but generally, it’s a really nice build with a substantial body and big sound from the humbuckers and resolution. Holds the tune nicely after being set up; I simply lowered the bridge a bit more for my comfort because it was still rather low. No buzzing from the bottom to the top of complete bends As a result, a 9/10.

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