Gretsch launches updated Electromatic guitars, bass and lap steel for 2022 | All Things Guitar

Gretsch has launched 2022 updates to its Electromatic guitars, which bring to the table new pickups, finishes and more.

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The four updated models include the Electromatic Jet BT, Electromatic Jet Baritone, Electromatic Junior Jet Bass II Short-Scale and Electromatic Lap Steel.

G5220 Electromatic Jet BT

Equipped with a pair of Broad’Tron humbuckers, this classic instrument packs a wide range of tones in its arsenal from pristine cleans to aggressive overdrives. Its chambered mahogany body is matched with a maple top to offer a more “present” mid-range that favours attack and resonance. It’s also wired with a master volume and tone knob, along with a treble bleed circuit to bring sparkle into your tone when your volume is rolled down.

You can find the Electromatic Jet BT in Jade Metallic, Bristol Fog, Midnight Sapphire for $599.99 / £529 / €609. The left-handed version, which comes in Jade Metallic, is sold at $699.99 / £589 / €679.

G5260 Electromatic Jet Baritone

A solid mahogany body and mini-humbuckers help this baritone deliver deep lows and thick mids with clarity. The extended neck scale – measuring in at 29.75” – gives this model the flexibility to be tuned down to B standard. It also comes with either a fixed V-stoptail tailpiece in Bristol Fog or Imperial Stain for $649.99 / £609 / €699, or with a Bigsby vibrato in Midnight Sapphire for $749.99 / £709 / €819.

G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet Bass II Short-Scale

This short-scale bass stars a comfortable 30.3” scale length maple neck, laurel fingerboard and a solid basswood body that should be easier, weight-wise, on your shoulders. The mini bass humbuckers also help the Junior Jet Bass II deliver room-filling sub tones that sound massive. Available in Imperial Stain, Bristol Fog and Shell Pink for $299.99 / £395 / €455.

G5700 Electromatic Lap Steel

Finally, the Electromatic Lap Steel gets a refresh for 2022, coming in three new colours: Broadway Jade, Tahiti Red and Vintage White. With a solid mahogany body and chrome-covered single-coil bridge pickup, this instrument shoots a balanced tone that’s as rich as it is clear. It lists for $499.99 / £495 / €569.

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