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Electric Guitar

Gretsch Pro Jet 5435

A chambered basswood body, laminated arched maple top, rosewood fingerboard, and two Blacktop Filter'Tron humbuckers.

George Harrison and David Gilmour have played similar (higher level) Gretsch guitars. This one is certainly lovely to play. The Gretsch has a reputation of being a good all-rounder which suits me as the stuff I play is an utter hotch-potch of styles.

Partnered with a Blackstar HT1R Valve Amplifier that's the guitar-hardware side of my music sorted. Things have come a long way since my old £10 Strat copy played through a Pioneer hifi-amp overdriving the phono inputs to get distortion—if my parents had known how I was abusing their stuff!

MusicRadar review (same guitar with Bigsby tremolo)

A Youtube review (same guitar but gold)

Alan Hope, Jul 2018