Gear Reviews

Gretsch Electromatic G5655T Center-Block awarded “Top Gear”

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.”

Gretsch Electromatic G5655T Center-Block


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.