The Gretsch G5022CE Rancher Jumbo Electro-Acoustic features a triangular, Rancher sound hole which first appeared in the early 1950s. Gretsch are proud to present and reintroduce this distinctive model with all its time-honoured features still very much intact. With a solid spruce and laminated flame maple construction, the G5022CE produces a versatile tonality coupled with a bright attack, smooth sustain, and plenty of bite. In addition to its beautiful acoustic voice, players can take their Rancher Jumbo to the stage and simply plug into an amp or PA system. You can tweak your sound with its 3-band EQ.
This model's body has been crafted into a jumbo shape which is perfect for meaty chords as well as fingerpicking styles. For better access to upper frets, the G5022CE features a Venetian cutaway profile, providing players with comfort as well as easy access to more challenging chords, and enables more technical skills to be performed. This distinctive electro acoustic has a gloss polyester Savannah sunset finish, 1940s vintage style Gretsch pickguard and gold-plated hardware for a truly beautiful appearance that is certain to stand out on stage. The perfect performance anywhere you are.
Product Ref: 52518
This model's body has been crafted into a jumbo cutaway shape, which provides a comfortable playing experience combined alongside great projection. Its nipped-in waist and curvaceous shape allows players to sit with this distinctive instrument on the knee for long sets and hours of joyful practice.
Traditionally, the jumbo shape is perfect for more meaty chord work, however the G5022CE's construction, combined with the mixture of tonewoods, makes it beautifully balanced across the tonal spectrum. Its big body also produces a deep and resonant bottom-end. Ideal for a wide range of genres and playing styles, the Rancher also makes it easier for players to perform more technical skills due to its Venetian cutaway. This profile promotes the access to upper fingerboard shredding and offers easy access to more challenging chords.
The Gretsch G5022CE features a solid spruce top which yields crisp articulation, while also delivering a broad dynamic range. Its stunning, solid, spruce top generates a versatile tonality that is accommodates numerous techniques from light fingerpicking styles to more aggressive strumming patterns with equal ease. Combined with laminated flame maple back and sides, the Rancher Jumbo has a bright attack with plenty of bite. Its maple body projects its expansive tone with superb volume, offering players a rich, full-sounding Gretsch tonality that is well-suited to a wide range of genres and playing styles.
Constructed from mahogany, this model's neck produces a rich, resonant sound that responds greatly to many different playing styles. It has been topped with a rosewood fingerboard that not only offers a smooth and energetic playing experience but adds a sonic warmth to the overall sound. For added beauty, the fingerboard is sprinkled with neo-classic thumbnail markers, inlaid in white pearloid with vintage size frets.
In order to further enhance this model, it comes equipped with a Fishman Isys+ preamp that ensures the G5022CE is perfectly suited to live and rehearsal environments. Its on-board preamp features basic controls for sound tweaking, including rotary controls for bass, treble, and volume. It also features a phase button for reducing undesirable feedback when plugged-in within live settings. For added convenience, the preamp also comes with a built-in tuner, providing players with a bright easy-readable LED screen, making tuning up or down precise and easy within the darkest of venues.
The G5022CE combines the traditional 1950s model with modern design and construction techniques to provide players with modern playability and a stunning yet signature Gretsch appearance. With the Rancher triangular sound hole that is cut and finished beautifully alongside its 1940s inspired tortoiseshell pickguard, this model offers a distinctive appearance with a vintage twist. Finished with gloss polyester and covered with a rich savannah sunset colouring that is complemented by classy gold-plated hardware, players are certain to stand out in a within live setting. Its laminated flame maple construction also offers a striking visual effect to the back and sides of the guitar.