Gretsch Guitars G5440LS Electromatic Long Scale Hollowbody Bass Black
This guitar is in perfect condition, looks and plays great!
Manufacturer refurbished guitars are as new guitars at used prices. My guitars come from a factory in Nashville. They get guitars from manufacturers that have had some sort of problem: it can be as simple as a short in the electrical cavity. They have an assembly-line of Fender Certified Technicians who repair these guitars, and they go through a triple quality control inspection. These guitars are better than the ones you would buy new because they have had top-notch American craftsman inspect every inch of them. You will be happy with your purchase, I offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
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*These guitars have a tiny "USED" stamped on the back of it's headstock and the serial number has been changed; other than this, they are in as new condition. The warranty has been voided but I have personally checked them out: the necks are straight, all the electronics work and they play great! These guitars offer a great opportunity to value minded people who don't want to pay more than they have to for a quality instrument!
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- Electric Guitar : Greg Bennett Designed LaSalle and LaSalle Limited Edition (JZ2 Series)Posted by Dan on 2007/11/3 14:00:00 (6814 reads) News by the same author
When I grow up, I want to be in a Rockabilly band. Besides awesome songs about cars, dancing, rebellion, and chicks – there is just something about growing sideburns, slicking your hair back, and playing as fast and as loud as you can on a “big box” jazz guitar! I guess just love those blues laced racy tunes!
Recently, Greg Bennett released a “limited” series of guitars based on several of their most popular models. One of the first off the production line is the JZ2-LTD, which is an enhanced version of the Lasalle hollow body series. As a straight ahead jazz box, the LaSalle is already well known. Since its release, it has been well received in the press and in user reviews as having great features and sound for the price.
Saying all this, you’ll understand why Gary and I were excited to receive the Lasalle and the LaSalle Limited Edition (LTD) to review. All in all, both of these guitars have slick looks and jazzy tone for a great price. Read on for the details!
Greg Bennett Lasalle Limited Edition
Review By: Daniel L. Halberg, PhD
The new LTD series from Greg Bennett was intentionally designed as a professional instrument that any serious musician would be proud to own. The JZ2-LTD is fitted with solid spruce top with maple laminate back and sides. Other features include genuine Grover™ tuners, bound rosewood fretboard, Duncan designed pickups, bound tortoise shell pick guard, Bigsby™ vibrato tailpiece, bone nut, and abalone and pearl block inlays. A special “Limited Edition” inlay appears on the 15th fret.
What immediately struck me was how amazing this guitar looks. The JZ2-LTD is painted in metallic white, giving it an eye catching sparkle. Although I am personally not usually a fan of gold hardware, in this case it is tasteful and fits the guitar’s personality perfectly. The big Bigsby™ tailpiece is nicely offset by the bridge, pickup covers, tuners, buttons, and knobs all in gold.
At first, I was really thinking how much this guitar resembled a Gretsch White Falcon (one of my all time favorite guitars). However, as I thought about it and played it more, I now feel like JZ2-LTD is a interesting cross between the White Falcon and a D’Angelico New Yorker (also a beauty!), with a little bit of flair all its own. Considering the relative cost of these two comparators, the LaSalle LTD was looking like a great value.
Another interesting thing was that when I opened the accessory pocket in the case, I found that the guitar also ships with a rosewood compensated jazz bridge! So if you are a traditionalist and/or want an even mellower jazz tone – you have the ability to change the bridge to suit your taste. Personally, I prefer the intonation benefits of the adjustable bridge but I love the thoughtfulness and dedication to the customer that this exemplifies.
In terms of fit and finish, the JZ2-LTD was impeccable. I found only one small blemish in the binding, but otherwise the neck was set flawlessly, the paint was perfect, and the inside of the f-holes was clean and glue free.
Features at a glance:
• Single Venetian cutaway
• Special white metallic paint
• Select spruce, arched top
• Bound, mahogany set neck
• Rosewood fingerboard with carved end
• Gold Grover™ tuners
• Gold Bigsby™ vibrato tailpiece
• Bone nut
• Shipped with rosewood jazz bridge and gold adjustable bridge
• HH Duncan Design™ pickups
• 3-way “Rhythm” and “Treble” pickup selector
• Separate volume and tone knobs for each pickup
• Vintage style guitar case
I’ll have to admit that when I got the guitar there was a little bit of buzzing when playing toward the middle of fretboard, indicating that the neck needed a bit of truss rod tweaking. After reviewing guitars for a few years, this is not unusual and just requires a bit of elbow grease to fix.
Since the action was a little higher than I normally like anyway, I loosened the strings and adjusted the truss rod with a twist of the Allen wrench. I also used the dials on either end of the bridge to lower the action, measuring my preferred distances at the 12th fret with a feeler gauge. For me, it’s always a bit of a guessing game when adjusting the truss rod, but luckily I nailed it without too much trouble. The intonation was pretty much still spot on, but a couple small corrections were made easy using the adjustable saddles. Within a half hour or so, the LaSalle was playing like butter!
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