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FDP Forum / The Gretsch Forum / Anyone familiar with G5235 Electromatic Pro Jet construction ?


World Traveler

Wood, magnetic coil and strings.
Aug 23rd, 2016 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am thinking of buying a G5235 Pro Jet with a G tailpiece and convert it to appear like almost a Duo Jet. I already own a Duo Jet and would like to use the cheaper version as a gigging workhorse.

First off, will this guitar take a Bigsby B7 considering I need to screw it down on the guitar top near the string bar. Is the construction totally hollow or it has a center wood block running through like a Gibson 335 or Tele Thinline ?

Next, will I be able to change the pickups to TV Jone's PowerTrons with Universal mount to fit the original pickup rout ?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Aug 23rd, 2016 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Jet is a chambered body with a center block, and the B7 will work fine on it.

Far as pickups go, what's already on there?

Depending on the model (and where they're made--MIJ, MIK, MIC), they come equipped with various pickups. Chances are pretty good you'll need to do some minor mods to the body (remove some wood from the routs) to fit the new pickups. This isn't a difficult thing to do.



That's really really where I'm from!
Sep 5th, 2016 04:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

I know a few Gretsch guys use this to adjust Bigsby on the Pro-Jet. No holes to drill. Check 'em out.

Towner tension bar.

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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Sep 5th, 2016 09:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Jet doesn't need the tension bar because of the arched top: that carve increases string angle over the bridge.


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Mar 3rd, 2017 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't even engage the down tension bar on my Projet. I string over it..If I don't the Bigsby is almost useless.

It's the wrong Bigsby for that guitar anyway. It's for a flat top guitar like a tele, not a semi archtop like the jet. The spaces and ill fit bug me.

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I've got my own

double-cross to bear
May 25th, 2017 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a pic of the Duo Jet's chambering during Gretsch's FMIC timeframe.

Pic Here

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Aug 8th, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo thanks for the posting that pic.

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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Aug 8th, 2017 10:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cheers, Tony.

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