This month we’re taking a deeper look into the Gretsch G5620T, a modern-classic slimline semi-hollow in Rosa Red gloss finish with a rosewood topped maple neck, and layered maple body.
The Gretsch company was founded by German immigrant Friedrich Gretsch in Brooklyn at the age of twenty seven building banjos, tambourines, and drums. In 2002, Fender (FMIC) picked up the brand and they continue to run development and distribution to this day.
The G5620T has a Spruce center block feature that helps to manage feedback while keeping the semi-hollow qualities at higher volumes which makes this a very versatile guitar for the stage.
‘Cat-eye’ soundholes and full binding throughout means it’s as comfortable to play as it is to look at.
The 12 ½” radius fingerboard with 22 frets and classic ‘thumbnail’ neck inlays is topped with Grover tuners and a tusq nut at a width of 1.685” Holding it all together is an anchored adjustomatic bridge and flat-handle Bigsby B70 trem system running an .011”-.049” gauge string set.
Pickups are a black-top ‘Filter’Tron’ at the bridge and a dual-coil ‘HiLo’Tron’ at the neck with plenty of high-end sparkle and output resting in molded surrounds. Controls from the classic G-Arrow chrome knobs are vol and tone for each pickup and Gretsch’s classic master volume on the upper bout.