My $10.00USD a set Gretsch Electromatic guitar strings arrived yesterday. I immediately installed the slighted rusted .11-.49 “Rhythm – N – Blues” gauges on my Gretsch G5120 — even though the factory installed strings were D’Addario EXL115. I wonder why Gretsch guitars don’t arrive installed with Gretsch stings? Is it because the Electromatic strings cost twice as much as D’Addario?
The Gretsch G5120 Electromatic is better known as — “That Orange Guitar” — and it is certainly a big bite of juicy and refreshing sweetness in every way. Orange is not my favorite color, but I love this Gretsch orange and I love the silver pickguard that is standard on the newer 5120’s! The G5120 is massive hollowbody electric guitar — but it is still lightweight in your hands — and you can easily play it plugged in for that electric sound or you can go acoustic and unplugged.