Gretsch G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby (HH) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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The Gretsch G5435T was featured on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from November 2016 until May 2018.


Established back in 1883, Gretsch have helped shape music as we know it today, used by a long list of iconic guitarists that include Chet Atkins, John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and many more.

The company maintains its distinct old school appeal up to this day, their designs have been made more affordable via the Electromatic line.

While they are well known for their hollow body guitars, the Gretsch G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby was their top rated solidbody offering in the sub $500 price bracket. It features a basswood body with arched laminated maple top, two Blacktop Filter’Tron humbucker pickups for authentic Gretsch tones, and a Bigsby Licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece which expands playability and adds to the overall visual charm of the instrument.

If you are into the Gretsch style and sound, or if you are simply looking for an old school looking versatile instrument, then the Gretsch G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby is highly recommended.


  • Body: Basswood with Arched Laminated Maple Top
  • Finish: Black (Pictured), Gold
  • Bridge: Bigsby Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Neck Pickup: Blacktop Filter’Tron Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Blacktop Filter’Tron Humbucker
  • Neck: Maple (Standard Jet Shape)
  • Scale Length: 24.6”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.6875”
  • Controls: 3-volume (Neck, Bridge & Master), 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch
If you can’t find one for sale then take a look at our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.


Check out the demo video below to see and hear the Gretsch G5435T Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby in action:

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