Gretsch G5260 Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with V-Stoptail Laurel Fingerboard Dark Cherry Metallic
The all-new G5260 Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with V-Stoptail captures essential Jet power and fidelity at sub-sonic levels.
The Jet Baritone rattles foundations with dual Gretsch® mini humbucking pickups that capture thundering lows while retaining a piano-like articulation and definition for intoxicating sonic size and width at every level of gain. Simple tone-shaping is provided by a three-position toggle switch as well as master volume and master tone controls.
An elongated 29 ¾”-scale accommodates lower tunings without loss of string tension, while the sturdy bolt-on maple neck is topped with a comfortable 12” radius laurel fingerboard featuring 22 medium jumbo frets.
Other premium features and appointments include an anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, pearloid Big Block inlays, white binding with purfling and chrome hardware.
Crafted with unmistakable Gretsch sound, style and playability, the G5260 Electromatic Jet Baritone with V-Stoptail shines in Dark Cherry Metallic with silver pickguard.
- Solid mahogany body
- Bolt-on maple neck for effortless access and performance
- 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Big Block inlays
- Dual Gretsch® mini humbucking pickups
- Three-position toggle switch and master volume and master tone controls
- Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge
- Chrome hardware
U.K. guitarist Rabea Massaad demoed the Dark Cherry Metallic Gretsch G5260 Electromatic® Jet™ Baritone with V-Stoptail, and highly enjoyed the instrument’s complex tones and diversity.
Rabea kicked off his demo with atmospheric rock tones in A-standard tuning before diving into guttural, Soundgarden-esque hard rock riffs.
“One thing I really like about this being tuned to A-standard, is you can take any normal chord progression in a standard tuning that might be a bit bland, and it sounds awesome in this tuning,” said Massaad. “If you’ve got a baritone handy, try it on that. Sometimes even the simplest chord progression in a lower tuning can sound really moody and deep.”
The expanded 29 ¾” scale accommodates lower tunings without sacrificing string tension, so notes ring out bright and clear. Indeed, after riffing through a djent-inspired number in a dropped tuning, Massaad admitted he was impressed.
“I was certainly not expecting this guitar to sound that good in dropped G playing djent-y, palm muted, clunk-y progressive metal,” he said. “Ultimately, I really like this guitar. “It’s a different vibe completely. It’s really easy to play, and so vibe-y down there in dropped [tunings].”
Watch Rabea’s demo of the G5260 in the video below.
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