Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body Bass Guitar


The Gretsch G5440LS Long-scale Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar is one of the best Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitars for under $1000.

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Few best bass guitars have been able to capture the vintage classic hollow body look and tone of the pricey collectors bass guitars that made the Hollow Body Long Scale Bass Guitar famous.
The sounds of the early years of rock and roll, country music and rockabilly music are all personified with this beautiful guitar.  Not only did Gretsch succeed with making the Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body Bass Guitar look authentic, but the choice they made in using the Black Top Filter Tron Bass pickups, really helped make this bass guitar pack a punch that some hollow body bass guitars can’t seem to get right.
The thump and low end of the Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body Bass guitar is impressive and helps this bass guitar stand toe to toe with almost any other bass guitar, making it appropriate for almost any style of music.
The maple wood used in the Gretsch Electromatic Long Scale Hollow Body Bass guitar, helps balance the hollow body design, giving the tone a rich and bright feel that makes this hollow body bass guitar truly exceptional.

The beauty of this bass is not only in it’s beautiful design, but also in the long scale neck outfitted on the Gretsch G5440LS Hollow Body electric bass guitar.  This bass guitar is about as close in tone as you can get to the traditional double bass and much of that is thanks to the sustain and resonance you get from the long scale neck design.  Short of buying a full sized double bass, the Gretsch G5440LS Hollow body electric bass guitar packs a punch rivaled by few other bass guitars.

Gretsch 5440LS bass guitar angle

Gretsch G5440LS Long-scale Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • Rich, open acoustic bass tones expected from a double bass
  • 5 ply maple body with a Single-cutaway full of top end definition.
  • High Quality Gretsch Black Top Filter’Tron bass pickups for the full sound that balances the hollow body bass design
  • Full sustain and beautiful resonance provided by the Gretsch Sound-post bracing.
  • 34″-scale maple neck fashioned with a rosewood fingerboard.
  • Bound F holes, G arrow control knobs and beautiful pearloid inlays.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Gretsch G5440LS Long scale Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar comes with a hard case?

No, it does not come with a hard case and I highly suggest that you get one if you want to take this beautiful bass guitar out of the house.

  • Which hard case is ideal for this bass guitar?

Gretsch G6297 hardshell case is made for this one.

  • Is the Gretsch G5440LS made in the USA?

This model is made in South Korea and its very well made.


There is something special about the Gretsch G5440LS Bass Guitar.  There aren’t a ton of great options for a long scale hollowbody electric bass guitar and Gretsch really nailed this one.  For ahollowbody electric bass guitar under $1000 to be made this well is something exceptional.  This bass guitar isn’t appropriate for every situation, but if you are looking for a double bass type of sound in an electric bass body, this bass guitar is for you.

9.3 Expert Score

Not only does the Gretsch G5440LS Electromatic Hollow Body Long Scale Bass Guitar do justice to vintage tones expected of such a bass guitar, but it does it at a fraction of the price of the vintage counterparts.

  • Full Deep Tones
  • Maple build balances the high end punch
  • Beautiful Bass guitar
  • Not appropriate for every style of music