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    A professional hollowbody electric that won't break the bank.

    Get ready for some serious twangin' up ahead, because this special edition G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar from Gretsch has the vibe and tone that will have you dancing the twist until 2 a.m. This stylish, professional guitar features redesigned Gretsch Dual-Coil humbucking pickups, adjustable bridge, chrome-plated die-cast tuners, and cool colors!


    You get an amazing level of playability and looks with the G5122 Electromatic.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Laminated maple hollowbody 16" W x 2.2"D
    • Laminated maple top
    • Laminated maple neck (24.56" scale)
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 22 medium jumbo frets
    • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
    • Vintage style machine heads
    • 2 Gretsch chrome-covered Dual-Coil humbuckers
    • #1 tone pot control setup
    • G-Arrow Knobs
    • Adjusto-Matic bridge on rosewood base
    • Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece
    • Gretsch knurled strap knobs
    • Chrome-plated hardware

    Order today and start shakin' your tailfeather!

     
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    Gretsch GuitarsG5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar
     
    4.7

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Gretsch 5122

    Just a good, solid guitar
    I've been a Gretsch player for 40+ years. I just began to play again after a few years hiatus. I purchased the Electromatic 5122. It reminded...Read complete review

    Just a good, solid guitar
    I've been a Gretsch player for 40+ years. I just began to play again after a few years hiatus. I purchased the Electromatic 5122. It reminded me of my old CG from the 60's. Looks can be deceiving,,,but not in this case. This guitar is great. Comfortable, easy picking, and the Gretsch sound is right out there. The guitar is attractive, and well-made. It might be Korean made, but a Gretsch, is a Gretsch, is a Gretsch. Nice job. I won't be strapping this one to my motorcycle, but it will be lying across the back seat of the car.

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    Soo.... disappointed!

    I got this guitar about 3 weeks ago. And ever since I played it the first time I always felt like it should sound better than it did. The tone was just not as...Read complete review

    I got this guitar about 3 weeks ago. And ever since I played it the first time I always felt like it should sound better than it did. The tone was just not as "full" as I though it would. It played amazing, but sounded like crap. It was extremely light weight and just felt cheap in general. I play out of a VOXAC30 so I know it was the guitar. And my Tele and LP sound awesome out of it. I wanted the Gretsch to provide the big warm tones where the Tele and the LP may have fallen a little short on, but that was not the case at all. I have had an Ibanez Artstar and a DeArmond (Guild's 2nd comp)and both sounded MUCH better than this Gretsch. For as long as I can remember I've always held Gretsch aa the top end on semi and hollow body guitars, but not anymore. Definitely disappointed.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Instrument

    By iamandrew248

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Falls out of tune
    • Flimsy Pickguard

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Fingerstyle
    • Jamming
    • Jazz
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Solo Guitar

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    This is my first Gretsch guitar and honestly this is probably the first time I can say that I've played/owned a quality guitar. This guitar is fantastic, it looks and feels amazing. When I ordered mine I was going to change the clear pick guard because my guitar is the black model and I thought silver would look better. Luckily, mine came with the silver pick guard instead!
    I freaked out a little bit the first time I played it because when I would switch pick ups the guitar would stop giving signal, but after switching a lot the guitar broke in and got used to it. Now it switches without issue. This is a good thing because the switch from bridge to neck is so great. It sounds lovely in the rhythm position, I used it for blues and jazz. Its muffled tone compliments slow 7th chords in songs like "Who Wouldn't." The lead pick up is very clear and sort of trebly at first but can be adjusted. I use it when playing Rock songs like "Something" by The Beatles, or "D'Yer Ma'ker" by Led Zeppelin. It compliments both George and Jimmy's playing. Middle position is an obvious mix of the two. It's the full sound that you'd think of when you see the guitar. I use it for Indie or Latin music such as "Coconut Champagne" by Dennis Diblasio.

    This guitar is a solid instrument and very nice both plugged in or even acoustic. It is very versatile and you look professional playing it. It is very worth the money and I recommend it to anybody who want's to get into jazz, blues, or any softer types of music. It isn't a White Falcon but it will still get the job done and more.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic look and sound... Incredible value.

    By markus reyes

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    The Gretsch G5122 is a beast worthy of a name in place of a model number. It has all the tone you'd expect from an American made Gretsch at almost half the price. I've played on various hollowbody's from Epiphones and Gibsons to Ibanez and Vox, but the G5122 can't be beat for it's quality and value.

    Do yourself a favor and get a nice amp with a lot of reverb and vibrato, because this guitar deserves it.
    My only slight issue with the G5122 is the pickups. While I do like the loudness of the humbuckers, I miss the twangyness of Filtertrons. I was told that there's a way to adjust the pickups to get that sound, so I'll see if I can make that happen.
    The craftsmanship is amazing considering it's made in Korea and the details look, feel, and play like a Country Gentleman's younger brother. I especially love the Bigsby for that perfect vibrato when playing Jazz, Rockabilly, and Surf.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bill

    By Fred Ks

    from Kansas

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Ordered on Friday, received on Tues. at 3:00. Removed the foam under the bridge, set intonation and tuned, played in a gig at 7 the same evening. Bandmates were all happy with the new "Gretsch Sound". Guitar is flawless. Workmanship is as good as my Gibson Les Paul or my Taylor or my Fender. Play through a Blues Deluxe, a Pro Jr. or a Marshall AS100D. Each has it's independent sound and I love each one. I would recommend this to anyone. This guitar produces a clear, clean sound from every string anywhere on the neck. I couldn't be happier.

    The picture on Machinist's Friend has a clear pickguard but mine is white. A little deceiving, but I was already shopping for a white one to replace the clear, so I'm happy.

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    (7 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Gretsch G5122 Double Cutaway Guitar

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Overall I was dissapointed with the tuning on the guitar. It sounded great but the tuning problems was a huge turn off and for that reason I returned it for a refund.
    There was a discoloration in the woodgrain on the fretboard. Not a show stopper but if I had the choice I would opt for one with a more even woodgrain. There was a spot on the body where it looked like the stain was darker.

    I was constantly having to tune the guitar. It was in tune at the low C position and out of tune at the high C position. This was the main reason I returned it.
    Good price for a Gretsch.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprisingly Good, yet less filling...

    By Jeffrey Miller

    from Washington State

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    While I can play typical folk guitar stuff I am by no means a guitarist, however I have built a few and repaired a few, so I know a little about them. I plan on learning and now I believe I have just the instrument to do it with all at a very fair price.
    When I was a kid, my mom bought some 8-track tapes (this dates me) with Chet Atkins playing standards (not the country twangy stuff). I listened to those tapes until they wore out. I also listened to CCR, Peter Paul and Mary and others to no end and I was hooked on music. I learned piano (besides other wind instruments) and went on to play in several bands. In the back of my mind, I always had songs like, "Bluestone" and "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" in jazz style, rolling around. I found them so relaxing, but they had to have that Chet Atkins tone guitar...

    Fast forward to me buying an Epiphone 335 copy on that auction site - which was advertised as being playable and in good condition. Uh, no... it wasn't. Back it went, and my search for THAT guitar that would play THAT tone was intensified. After a few music stores and lots of time on YouTube, I started to zero in on the Gretsch... I was looking at the Brian Seltzer and the Chet Akins guitars but in reality (since I am not really a guitar player) they were a little spendy for me.

    After reading a bit about the 5122DC vs. the 5120 and carefully listening to the difference in tone, I opted for the 5122DC, and since I wanted a RED guitar I opted for the Walnut finish. My guitar came from a local Luthier named Eric Miller who spent about 45 minutes on initial setup (more to be done later) and I brought the lead guitar player from the band I'm in. Well, all I had to hear was the first strum on this guitar to KNOW this was the one.

    As a side note, the lead guitarist I spoke of earlier told me he had played both a Brian Seltzer model as well as a Tennesseean (both Gretsch Guitars) that he hated the "feel" of. He said they were like playing 2x4's. After playing this 5122, he said it was VERY different and very playable; with a neck somewhere between a Les Paul and a Strat. He said the scale felt like the Strat (which he plays most.) I consider this a ringing endorsement from him.
    The tone is JUST right. The finish is flawless. Electronics are perfect and right out of the box, it's just plain nice. Now, I will say that it does need some fine tuning (as would any new guitar) and the tone *I* like might not be the tone *you* like... but I couldn't be happier with this guitar.

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    (4 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    G 5122

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I own a 1958 Gibson ES 175, quality of this guitar does'nt come close to Gibson. At the time of purchase I did not know this guitar was not made in the USA. Recommend stick with Gibson.

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    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gretsch 5122

    By Richard Levesque

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Just a good, solid guitar
    I've been a Gretsch player for 40+ years. I just began to play again after a few years hiatus. I purchased the Electromatic 5122. It reminded me of my old CG from the 60's. Looks can be deceiving,,,but not in this case. This guitar is great. Comfortable, easy picking, and the Gretsch sound is right out there. The guitar is attractive, and well-made. It might be Korean made, but a Gretsch, is a Gretsch, is a Gretsch. Nice job. I won't be strapping this one to my motorcycle, but it will be lying across the back seat of the car.

    Comment on this review

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Gretch G5122

    By Michael Arabia

    from Scottsdale, Arizona

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I've always wanted a Gibson ES335, but the high price scared me away. This hollow body Gretch G5122 was a great compromise. Not only is it a beautiful guitar (I have the Walnut Stain), but it sounds fabulous, for a third of the price of the Gibson! The quality of this Korean guitar is first rate. Even the standard hard case was extremely high quality. I would recommend this guitar to anyone playing rock, blues or country.

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    (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Soo.... disappointed!

    By Nec

    from LYN, VA

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar about 3 weeks ago. And ever since I played it the first time I always felt like it should sound better than it did. The tone was just not as "full" as I though it would. It played amazing, but sounded like crap. It was extremely light weight and just felt cheap in general. I play out of a VOXAC30 so I know it was the guitar. And my Tele and LP sound awesome out of it. I wanted the Gretsch to provide the big warm tones where the Tele and the LP may have fallen a little short on, but that was not the case at all. I have had an Ibanez Artstar and a DeArmond (Guild's 2nd comp)and both sounded MUCH better than this Gretsch. For as long as I can remember I've always held Gretsch aa the top end on semi and hollow body guitars, but not anymore. Definitely disappointed.

    Comment on this review

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my Gretsch

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Im not always a fan of the gretsch look, but this guitar is beautiful. The walnut looks more wine red if you ask me, gorgous colour. As for the tone its truly vintage gretsch. It handles distortion well but its clean tone is what I fell in love with. Bottom line, great axe

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