We’ve already sung the praises of Epiphone’s ES-335 Dot (on more than one occasion), but you might be tempted to go the whole hog and opt for a big hollowbody for twang-tastic retro rockabilly and indie jangle.
Gretsch’s G5120 Electromatic is a '50s-inspired semi with licensed Bigsby B60 vibrato that is surprisingly versatile. Okay, it's certainly not going to do the business for metalheads, but for fans of early rock 'n' roll, The Beatles or '80s janglers like The Stone Roses and The Smiths, there's much to love here.
FULL REVIEW:Gretsch G5120 Electromatic
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