For Sale Gretsch Electromatic Special Jet

Discussion in 'Misc. For Sale, Trade or Wanted' started by BorderRadio, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Hey Squier fam, selling my Electromatic Special Jet, a real sleeper of a guitar that Gretsch should have never discontinued. They might have been smart to do so, because it undercuts all their Pro Line Dynasonic Jets sound wise, IMHO.

    I think of it as a LP Special meets Duo Jet, slab mahogany body, mahogany neck. The DeArmond 2000s (NOT 2ks) are worth 200 bucks alone. It’s a great guitar that needs a good home as I have the Dyna sound covered :)

    The guitar came to me with SAE steel bushings (which chipped the paint around it) and the stock bridge. It also came with a Bakelite/garolite handmade pickguard which I reshaped and added the Gretsch logo. The original is installed right now. I also added a chrome Gretsch tailpiece, which can be removed to return to the wraparound bridge. I’m throwing in the Faber aluminum wraparound, which I notched for a Bigsby at one point. The bridge is locked down with TonePros studs. There is a noticeable chip on the upper bout, and some minor wear here and there. Full disclosure, the Bigsby made a slight impression on the top from use, but it’s barely visible.

    The controls were also modded when I got it, I installed a 500k volume and 250k tone (quality components), with a 50s Les Paul Junior-style wiring. I think this makes it more versatile. The pickups are set-up nice and close to 11 gauge strings—it’s very raunchy, and the controls very interactive. Sounds like a Tele-Jet hybrid.

    300 plus shipping, CONUS only, includes the G-plate, TonePros studs, Faber bridge, original bridge, Bakelite pickguard.

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  2. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
  4. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Sweet lookin' axe !
     
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  5. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Free shipping for the weekend only folks!
     
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  6. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    The only thing that sounds better than a mahogany plank loaded with P-90’s is, a plank loaded with Dynasonics!
     
  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
  8. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Still up for sale folks, no shipping in PHX or DFW!
     
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  9. whaynes3

    whaynes3 Squier-Nut

    Age:
    55
    953
    Apr 3, 2011
    Port Charlotte Fl
    I never had the privilege of playing a gretch or a rickenbacher...
     
  10. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Bump’d
    Open to offers as well folks.
     
  11. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    You gotta try a Gretsch, nothing like it. Same said for Rics. This Gretsch is very much the real deal, no generic pickups that require upgrading for that “Great” sound. Note, you can’t get a real Ric for 300 lol, just a real Gretsch :)
     
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