Gretsch G5024E Rancher 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Gretsch G5024E Rancher Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Gretsch G5024E: Highest Rated Acoustic-Electric Guitar from $300 to $500 - 2020.04

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The G5024E Rancher first appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500 in August 2018 where it remained until August 2022 when it was out-ranked by the Yamaha FGX800C.


The Gretsch G5024E easily stands out from other acoustic electrics with its triangular soundhole and stylish pickguard. It carries over Gretsch' brand of eccentric design for acoustic players to enjoy at a very affordable price point.

And it's not just about looking different because it does follow conventional acoustic guitar builds with its solid spruce top, scalloped X-bracing and laminated mahogany back and sides. For plugging in, it comes with the Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup and Isys+ preamp system, which comes standard with many acoustic-electric guitars on the market.


  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body: Rosewood
  • Finish: Gloss Sunburst / Gloss Natural
  • Bridge: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Electronics: Fishman Sonicore Pickup and Isys + Preamp System
Although this was previously on our recommended list there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars.


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