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Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by NY Chief, May 18, 2017.
I see them advertised as one or other in different places.
The answer is 4
Yeah, I had enough fingers to figger that one out, too...
That's the best I could come up with.
I looked online and couldn't determine a difference between the two.
The color. Gretsch gives different model numbers to different colors.
5441 is red
5445 is black
And G5448 T Gold
Yeah, I asked Gretsch (Fender) Customer Service and that's what they said. You'd think they would make it a little more obvious??
Chris Shearer (Fender)
May 18, 16:49 MST
The difference between those guitars is the finishes, The G5441T, G5445T, and the G5448T are all the same body shape, electronics, neck, etc. I have included that series factory spec sheet for you that goes over their finer points. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Model Name: G5441T, G5445T, G5448T, Double Jet with Bigsby
Model Number: 2508040506, 2508040516, 2508040544
Category: Solid Body Guitars
Body Style: Chambered Double Cutaway
Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm)
Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Back: Basswood Body, 13.25" Wide, 1-7/8" Deep
Neck: Mahogany, Set-In
Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius (305 mm)
No. Of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic Bridge
Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Vintage Style Tuners
Pickups: 2 "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Finish: Gloss Urethane
Colors: (2508040506) Black Top, Walnut Stain Back and Sides, (G5445T),
(2508040516) Firebird Red Top, Walnut Stain Back and Sides, (G5441T), (Added 1/2014),
(2508040544) Gold Top, Walnut Stain Back and Sides, (G5448T)
Unique Features: White Pearloid Hump-Block Inlay Position Markers,
Black Painted Headstock,
Pearloid Gretsch and Electromatic Headstock Inlays,
Two-Tone Body Color Scheme,
White Graphite Nut,
Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs,
Adjustable Truss Rod
Case: Optional G2164 Gig Bag, US MSRP $40.00, P/N 0996460000
U.S. MSRP: $1,000.00
Specs: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light, NPS, .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Representative, Consumer Relations/U.S. Direct Sales
Fender Musical Instruments Corp. 17600 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Yeah, what makes it even more confusing is that Gretsch isn't consistent with this at all. For example, a 5435 is a black pro jet, and a 5438 is gold. Same guitars, just different colors. However, a fairlane blue 5420 and trans orange 5420 get the same model number. And a 5425 is a Jet Club, which is like a stripped down version of the pro jet. Then sometimes left handed guitars get their own model number, and sometimes they just get a "LH" thrown on at the end: a 5439 is just a left handed 5435. But a left handed 5420 is just a 5420LH
It's just to keep the Gibson and Fender spies confused...
It's definitely working withe Fender
And don't forget, the T stands for... (drum roll)... Bigsby! Or, is it Tremolo? But it's a Vibrato.
My 5448 is surf green, and there's also a red 5448.
This is hilarious, because it's true! Maybe 'T' stands for 'Thingy' cause marketers didn't know what it was?