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G5441 T vs G5445 T...what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by NY Chief, May 18, 2017.

  1. NY Chief

    NY Chief Electromatic

    Apr 16, 2015
    I see them advertised as one or other in different places.
  2. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

    Oct 30, 2016
    The answer is 4
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  3. NY Chief

    NY Chief Electromatic

    Apr 16, 2015
    Yeah, I had enough fingers to figger that one out, too...
  4. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

    Oct 30, 2016
    That's the best I could come up with. ;)
    I looked online and couldn't determine a difference between the two.
  5. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    The color. Gretsch gives different model numbers to different colors.

    5441 is red
    5445 is black
  6. NY Chief

    NY Chief Electromatic

    Apr 16, 2015
    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

    Hello Mike,
    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
    Bracing: N/A
    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

    Hardware: Chrome-Plated
    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),
    Master Volume,
    Master Tone
    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,
    Bound Top,
    White Graphite Nut,
    "G"-Arrow Knobs,
    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
    Source: China
    Introduced: 11/2011


    Chris Shearer
    Representative, Consumer Relations/U.S. Direct Sales
    Fender Musical Instruments Corp. 17600 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 100
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  7. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    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
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  8. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    It's just to keep the Gibson and Fender spies confused...
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  9. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    It's definitely working withe Fender ;)
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  10. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

    Oct 30, 2016
    And don't forget, the T stands for... (drum roll)... Bigsby! Or, is it Tremolo? But it's a Vibrato. :D
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  11. Adl842

    Adl842 Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2014
    My 5448 is surf green, and there's also a red 5448.
  12. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    This is hilarious, because it's true! Maybe 'T' stands for 'Thingy' cause marketers didn't know what it was?