Gretsch G5445T Double Jet with Bigsby (FF) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Gretsch G5445T

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 100+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Double Jet is Gretsch speak for double cutaway, so the G5445T is essentially a double cutaway version of their popular solidbody guitar design.

And like its single jet sibling, Gretsch manages to make this design distinct, with some subtle but well placed changes to conventional double cutaway guitars.

As the title suggests, this model comes equipped with a Bigsby tremolo bridge, which adds to its overall visual flair and allows for more note expression. Finally, it comes equipped with "Blacktop" Filter'Tron Pickups that give it a distinctly Gretsch sound.

Specifications

  • Body: Chambered Basswood with Maple Top
  • Finish: Black, Firebird Red
  • Bridge: Bigsby B50 Tremolo
  • Pickups: Blacktop Filter'Tron
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.6”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.6875”
  • Controls: 1-master, 2-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch

Pros

Overall market response to the G5445T is favorable, with many users initially taken in by its appeal. But it's not just about looking good, because there are many who are happy with the tones that they are able to coax with its controls.

Cons

There are a few reports of action related issues out of the box, and there are some who felt that the Bigsby bridge system has room for improvement.

Overall

With its stylish double cutaway profile and Bigsby tremolo, its hard to not like the Gretsch G5445T.

There are Filter'Tron equipped guitars with higher ratings which you can see in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.