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Adorama has Gretsch G5438T Electromatic Pro Jet Electric Guitar w/ Bigsby Tailpiece (Gold) for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Features 22 frets, a rosewood fretboard, maple neck, and passive pickup.

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Cheaper than used!!! If I didnt already have it, i would be all over this.
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Man seems like a good price any other deals similar to this for maybe a hollowbody? Any other colors besides this? I may get this and hold on to it and sell it later on.
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Cheaper than used!!! If I didnt already have it, i would be all over this.
How do you like the pups on these? What music do you think they are suited for?
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How do you like the pups on these? What music do you think they are suited for?
Country, Blues, Rockabilly. Some hard rock like AC/DC. Not suitable for metal though IMO
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The non tailpiece version was $249 the other day, and almost pulled the trigger. And they had the black one for the same $249 price too.

This seems like a good deal. Strangely, if you navigate to this same guitar from the Adorama site directly (not through the link above), it shows as $499.

Anyway to get the same $299 deal on the black version?
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Is the neck and body (electronics aside) similar to a Gibson Les Paul?

Edit: NVM, the body is semi hollow. seems pretty different. still wonder if the neck specs are similar, playability wise.
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The non tailpiece version was $249 the other day, and almost pulled the trigger. And they had the black one for the same $249 price too.

This seems like a good deal. Strangely, if you navigate to this same guitar from the Adorama site directly (not through the link above), it shows as $499.

Anyway to get the same $299 deal on the black version?
Someone, PLEASE tell me how to get this same deal in black! Smilie
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Someone, PLEASE tell me how to get this same deal in black! https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
Me first!!! Smilie

I just called Adorama, and they said the sale is only on the gold. I tried to talk him into the Black, saying they had the non tailpiece Black and Gold on sale for the same price the other day, but he wasn't biting. Guess it's Gold or nothing, unless someone else can figure out a way.
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I have this guitar and love it. I had bought one used with a hard-shell case off of Reverb.com for the same price. Overall, for the price, fantastic guitar. I love the way it sounds. You really can play any style with the pickups.

But....

If you get this, I HIGHLY recommend installing this mod:
http://bricksbiggsfix.com/product/btsv3/

The string tension on the bigsby is really high, which leads to your strings getting out of tune with any moderate/significant use. Here's a youtube from the guy that built this mod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpNIAIYSDkE

Yeah, I know, it's another $55+ but this has made my experience with the guitar MUCH more enjoyable.
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Is there a difference between the Gretsch G5435T Pro Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby [amazon.com] and this one? They seem pretty much the same...
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Is there a difference between the Gretsch G5435T Pro Jet Electric Guitar with Bigsby [amazon.com] and this one? They seem pretty much the same...
Just color.
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Also, if you're looking for red/gold limited (but full retail):
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/...G5435TGCAR
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Just the Bigsby is about $120! Good deal for a cheap guitar!
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