#1
i love the looks of the gretsch and i have a problem.
i also like to play metal. are they bad guitars for metal? why would they be?

how does the neck on these guitars feel?is it like a fender v type neck?

Electromatic Pro
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gretsch-Guitars-Electromatic-Pro-Jet-with-Bigsby?sku=511587

G5135 Electromatic Corvette
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gretsch-Guitars-G5135-Electromatic-Corvette?sku=513281
#2
If you have a high gain tube amp, getting a metal sound wouldn´t be that hard.
and if you don´t like the sound you could just change pickups for some higher output ones
But i haven´t played one before so i cant judge on the neck