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ben.franklin
post Sep 9 2008, 02:10 PM
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Have got approximately £300 to spend on a second electric guitar, and I'm really keen on the G5265 (Electromatic) Jet Baritone (with Bigsby)

You can see it here.

Has anybody played/seen this guitar? Really like it, and I'm a big fan of Gretsch guitars, so it seems like an ideal choice. Is the 'Baritone' part of the title significant, or is that just a model name?

Any thoughts welcome guys.
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:15 PM
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Don't know about this particular guitar but I'm nearly definite a baritone guitar is one that is tuned B-E-A-D-G-B instead of E-A-D-G-B-E.
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Sep 9 2008, 01:15 PM) *
Don't know about this particular guitar but I'm nearly definite a baritone guitar is one that is tuned B-E-A-D-G-B instead of E-A-D-G-B-E.

That's interesting. I'm assuming retuning to the standard setup would be no problem though?
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:33 PM
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Not sure, but usually baritone guitars have an equal standard guitar. This one doesn't though as far as i can tell.

Also i just looked baritone guitars up and they have a longer scale length so they can be tuned lower so i dont know if setting it standard would be very easy.

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post Sep 9 2008, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Sep 9 2008, 01:33 PM) *
Not sure, but usually baritone guitars have an equal standard guitar. This one doesn't though as far as i can tell.

Also i just looked baritone guitars up and they have a longer scale length so they can be tuned lower so i dont know if setting it standard would be very easy.


Thanks for your help.

There's a Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet (with Bisby) which does look very similar. See here.

Doesn't have the same options for the finish (I quite liked the sparkle effect), but I guess I can live without it. Seems to be about £50 more expensive, which is unfortunate.
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post Sep 9 2008, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (ben.franklin @ Sep 9 2008, 03:47 PM) *
Thanks for your help.


No problem, also that other guitar says "your choice of solid black, gold or silver sparkle top." So you probably could get the sparke finish.
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post Sep 9 2008, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Sep 9 2008, 02:53 PM) *
No problem, also that other guitar says "your choice of solid black, gold or silver sparkle top." So you probably could get the sparke finish.

Thanks Matt. I didn't know if sparkly was a bit too 70's, but I think I can just about get away with it. smile.gif

Have you ever played a Gretsch by any chance?

Best start practising my best 'Stairway to Heaven' riff for when I go to test the guitar then. wink.gif
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