Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5129 Hollow Body

2005 Gretsch 5129: KP05021306

Owned by
Calebaaron666
Body style
Single Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Candy Apple Red/Jet Black
Fretboard
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
DeArmond 2000
Tuners
Unknown
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Master Tone (knob)
  • Pickup selector switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Bar
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-6
Modifications

Hipshot Locking tuners
Bone nut
Bigsby B6 with Duane Eddy handle
Stainless steel Tru-Arc with custom cut deeper string grooves.
Straplocks

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
1 year ago Last modified 2019-10-01 00:11:14

I found this on Craigslist 2 hours south from me in Boston. Upon arriving at the seller’s home I was immediately bitten on the hand by one of his dogs. WORTH IT!

This was a Peerless factory made 5129 that originally came with a b70 bigsby and a adjustomatic bridge. The previous owner before me installed a USA made bigsby b6. The break angle was almost nonexistent because of the way the neck is set (that’s why it originally came with a b70) so strings would always jump the saddles. I added a stainless steel Tru-Arc with custom cut deeper grooves which solved this problem 100%. This guitar is amazing, and sounds absolutely beautiful in any pickup position thru a Fender Deluxe Reverb. It’s very reliable at gigs, and strikes a very impressive look under stage lights.

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