My pusher, I mean my guitar dealer, was mean enough to show me the NEW GreTsch they just got in. One of the new model G5445T Double Jet's. Aside from the little bit of set up it needs it was love at first strum. And then he says to me, "take it home for a week and see if you like it." The man is clearly a barbarian. So, sucker that I am, I bring it home and worse, plug it into the amp. Now I know there isn't much information out there about the new GreTsch Black Top Filter'Tron pickup out there so I imagine a number of you GreTschies want to know if these new GreTsch pickups live up to their name, or if it is simply another version of the crappy mini-humbucker pickups previous Electromatic Jets were cursed with. If I may say: WOW, Holy Cow! Shazam! Mother of Pearl! Shades of Chet Atkins and God bless Duane Eddy. They sound like GRETSCH!!! GOOD GRETSCH!!! They are a GreTsch Filter'Tron pickup. Now, I even compared them to the TV Jones Power'Tron pickups I've been trying to get a good sound out of in my PowerJet and I thought they ate them for breakfast. I compared them side by side with the Mega'Trons in my CVT. The Mega's are very well respected members of the Filter'tron family and are supposed to be a hotter, more aggressive version of the Filter'tron. Well... ya. The Black Top Filter'Tron were a little warmer, a little less agressive, a little less biting, not quite as hot but generally sounded to me like they shared the same genetics in almost every way. If you haven't got the idea by now, I'm very impressed Please remember, this is only MY ridiculous opinion created with MY rock 'n roll deafened ears being played through MY Fender amp but quite frankly, this guitar sounds as good as it looks and it looks good. The gold in the photo is terrible (harsh lighting) but in person, it is a beautiful luxurious gold as good as anything you'd see on a LP Gold Top. Oh ya, $700 CDN. If this is the future of GreTsch then our grandkids will be going, "oh wow man, you got a vintage Electromatic? Wow, a 2012! What was the name of that other guitar company that started with G?"