February 1, 2018
By Ryan Chadwick
2018 brings a bevy of beautiful new Gretsch Jets to the table. From the all-new Players Edition Jet™ BT and Electromatic® Jet BT models, fueled by our powerful Broad’Tron pickups, to our Players Edition Jet™ FT featuring Filter’Tron pickups, these solid bodies are the culmination of over half a century of tonal performance and magic.
Let us introduce you to 9 brand-new Jet models…
The incredible all-new G6228FM Players Edition Jet™ BT is our full-spectrum wall-shaker, built with a chambered mahogany body for an astoundingly rich and acoustically resonant sound. This gorgeous guitar comes in two lavish stains – an amber Bourbon Stain and a sweet Dark Cherry Stain over a gorgeous flame maple top and matching headcap. A 12” radius ebony fingerboard sits on a mahogany neck and is checkered with aged pearloid Big Block inlays for a vintage vibe. The G6228FM doesn’t just look great either. Our all-new Broad’Tron™ BT65 pickups meticulously capture the guitar’s sonic palette and reproduce powerful Mids, extended Lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth High-end.
With the same robust features as its flame maple friend, the G6228 Players Edition Jet™ BT comes in three solid finishes – a sleek Black, the classic Cadillac Green, and a Dark Cherry Metallic that explodes with crimson on stage. The chrome, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Gretsch V-stoptail tailpiece keep it playing tight and looking right.
The left-handed rockers can also enjoy the power and fidelity of the Players Edition Jet BT with the G6228LH, available in our always fresh Cadillac Green finish.
A pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups power the new G6128T Players Edition Jet™ FT, creating a wide, balanced and transparent tone that can cut through the mix or lay a solid sonic foundation. The stylish single cut’s surface is covered in a striking, ageless Black finish and is complemented by the chrome Bigsby® B7CP string-thru tremolo. A full-access rolled cutaway and lower neck set make for effortless access and performance while running up the 12” radius rosewood fingerboard.
Fear not lefties, this Jet™ also comes in the G6128TLH configuration and is available in an always-stylish Black finish.
Steal the stage with the new G6129T Players Edition Jet™ FT — a glimmering spectacle with its wild Silver Sparkle finish resting on the maple top. With all the incredible features of the Players Edition Jet™ FT, this shining beacon of beauty is matched in power by its shimmery High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups and no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox™ PIO capacitor. Throw in a Bigsby® B7CP vibrato, Gotoh® locking tuning keys, TUSQ XL nut, and chrome hardware, and you have a brilliant machine built to rock.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, the G6131T Players Edition Jet soars with its stunning Vintage Firebird Red veneer. A mahogany body provides a full body sound that is enhanced by the versatile High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups. The 12” radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays make this one a no-brainer.
The G5220 Electromatic Jet BT is the affordable little brother of the Players Edition Jet BT. Featuring a chambered mahogany body and maple top, this new Jet provides a strong sonic profile and exceptional acoustic balance in a more budget-minded package. The all-new Black Top Broad’Tron pickups produced that great Gretsch sound with enhanced power and articulation. A mahogany neck is fitted with a 12” radius black walnut fingerboard with 22 frets while the body is adorned with all the great Gretsch appointments including a V-stoptail tailpiece, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, silver plexi pickguard and chrome hardware. The G6220 comes in three varied finishes – a shimmering Dark Cherry Metallic, classic Black and the lavish Casino Gold.
Don’t feel “left” out, the left-handed G5220LH is here for all you rocking southpaws and comes in a stunning Dark Cherry Metallic finish.