- Powerful dreadnought body produces generous warmth
- Solid spruce top resonates beautiful to create a big sound
- Laminated mahogany back and sides generates a strong timbre
- Robust mahogany neck feels firm yet comfortable in the hand
- Sumptuous 21 fret rosewood fingerboard with offset position inlays
- Fishman Sonicore under saddle pickup and Isys+ pre-amp system
- Delightful model that deserves a place in every musician's arsenal
Gretsch's distinctive Rancher dreadnought electro acoustic guitars, give everyone the chance to own an incredible instrument at an affordable price.The basis of the G5024E's tone comes from the powerful dreadnought body. The bright-sounding solid spruce top is supported by scalloped ""X"" bracing - a technique utilised on much more expensive models - which allows the top to reverberate efficiently to project a ""huge"" sound. The spruce top is back up by laminated mahogany back and sides, which offers up tonnes of low to mid-end clout.
The top features a glorious sunburst finish that is protected by a sleek coating of gloss polyester, whilst the lower bout of the body is protected by a lavishly decorated 3-ply tortoiseshell pickguard that carries the distinctive Gretsch logo.
A solid mahogany neck is fitted to the body, providing a highly resonant support for the sumptuous rosewood fingerboard. Neo-classic thumbnail position inlays guide your way along the 21 vintage-style frets.
The G5042E is fitted with the excellent Fishman Sonicore under saddle pickup and Isys+ pre-amp system. The pickup and pre-amp are design to accurately amplify and project the tonal output of the guitar without colouring its sound, and it does a perfect job with the greatest of ease. The onboard system consists of the volume, treble, bass and phase controls, which allow you to craft your signal to suit your environment. The onboard tuner allows you to keep your tuning in check and a useful battery life indicator ensures you don't have to worry about how much power is left.
The gold-plated hardware offsets the sunburst body finish and the natural rosewood fingerboard perfectly. Deluxe die-cast tuning machines keep your strings perfectly in tune every time you play, the synthetic bone string nut ensures string action and tension is accurately maintained, and finally, the expertly crafted compensated synthetic bone saddle supports the strings' connection to the body.