Gretsch-GEAR Basses 5123-B Electromatic Bass

2011 Gretsch 5123-B: KS10104451

Owned by
Pilgrim
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Sunset Orange
Fretboard
Rosewood with unknown inlays
Nut
Unknown
Pickups
Vintage "Patent Number" FilterTron
Tuners
Unknown
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Master Tone (knob)
  • Pickup selector switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Unusual factory features

The orange 5123 series were offered as a Guitar Center special for Thanksgiving/Christmas in 2011. Originally only one was thought to be available at each store, but as they sold, replacements appeared. After more than a year of successful sales, Gretsch added the bass to their regular line, but in Burgundy rather than the original series orange. It is thought by many that the orange model and its restricted offering were a market test that proved to be successful.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
2 years ago Last modified 2017-06-01 13:31:36

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