Item Reviews for: Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollow Body  -  GRE 2516000 LIST
Punk rock gretsch...
By: Jesse      Submitted: 6/5/2015
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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Couldn't find this guitar in the stores so I pulled the trigger and ordered online. I don't listen to Rancid, so I bought this guitar more because it's a baldwin-era gretsch with a cool finish and filtertron pups. The pickups are crisp and clear and take dirt well, love the control over tone with all the knobs. I am impressed with these blacktop pups. They sound very close to the hs filters in my 5120. I see no need to change them. The top is thicker than my 5120, binding all over the place, beautiful headstock and wider body. The action was high and I set the intonation, but otherwise no work needed. Here's the thing, the flat finish does wear off leaving shine spots where your arms and hands come into contact. Like on the neck and upper body, and where I rest my pinky or fingers while picking. It looks cool to me but something you should be aware of before buying. Tuning is pretty stable, never seems to go way off. Body is balanced and neck plays smooth and fast. Love th
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Sexiest looking guitar of all time.
By: Eli from Orange County, CA      Submitted: 8/21/2012

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Your general opinion of this product. Here are my thoughts good and not so good: Let's start with the most important "not so good": No case, a guitar this great looking needs one, factory recommends Gretsch 6242L for a 17" hollowbody msrp $149.99 not avail on AMS unfortunately. Knobs are plastic it would be worth it to upgrade to the Gretsch gold plated knobs. It's made in Korea, so expect very minute cosmetic flaws, mine was a ultra tiny scratch in the neck binding and paint on the 2nd fret, and there was what looked like lint that got onto the paint while it was wet on the bottom side of the neck around the 3rd fret. But again, it was ultra tiny, and if I wasn't going over it witrh a magnifying glass, would never have caught it. Ok the Good, outside of that this guitar looks amazing, my chic saw it and said it was the sexiest music instrument she had ever seen, it sounds great, the sustain is money. My band plays traditional rock n roll, and this is perfect tone for it.
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