TopGuitar is proud to announce that the Electromatic G5655T Center-Block electric guitar from Gretsch had been reviewed for the December issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month.
Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Grzegorz Ufnal, which may serve as reasons for the award:
“This is not a guitar for everyone, but it’s able to impress everyone with its capabilities. It offers playing comfort equal to that of modern type instruments with unparalleled looks and style. In its sound you can hear a piece of good old tradition that has been dusted off and adjusted to today’s needs. A very interesting instrument.”
“The icing of this cake called Electromatic CB are obviously the pickups: a Dual-Coil Super HiLo’Tron in the neck position and a Black Top Filter’Tron at the bridge.”
“If you’re looking for this type of instrument to use with some heavier stuff, ceramic magnets are undoubtedly a good thing here as well as the solid wood block in the center of the body. Using spruce wood gives a bright, resonant tonal characteristics which connected with the other elements (scale, pickups) results in a very extraordinary instrument.”