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Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar  

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When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA...Read More

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A double-cutaway hollowbody with Filter'Tron pickups and Bigsby tremolo in special finishes.

When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic new "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5422T with an electrifying new voice and identity.

The G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar comes in a factory special run finish. It's a sharp Gretsch guitar with a bound double-cutaway hollow body featuring sound-post bracing and elegant bound f holes. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, silver plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chrome-plated hardware.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • FSR finish
  • Bound double-cutaway hollowbody
  • Sound-post bracing
  • Elegant bound f holes.
  • Maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays
  • Silver plexi pickguard
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups
  • Three-position pickup switch
  • Classic "G" arrow control knobs
  • Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners

Choose your color and get ready to strap on something special. Order today.

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Gretsch GuitarsG5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (9)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Recording (8)
    • Rock concerts (6)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wow what a guitar.

    I have owned super chets , country club, country gents from the USA. The quality of this is unbelievable good. Made in Korea. The black top filter tron is all Gretsch. it...Read complete review

    I have owned super chets , country club, country gents from the USA. The quality of this is unbelievable good. Made in Korea. The black top filter tron is all Gretsch. it does not sound like a dearmand or the pickups in the 5120. They have that great gretsch sound with a lot of adjustment. My action is 3/64s at the 12th fret. no sharp or uneven frets, guitars was in perfect intonation, take note Gibson. All i did was lower the action and raise the pickups adjust the neck. I could not be any happier with the guitar. Purchased from Musicians Friend. I highly recommend this model.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The back of the guitar is scratched,bad

    The guitar i received has been scratched on the back .
    And the tone is not very well , i think. And the price is so
    higher. bad purchase experience !!!!

    The guitar i received has been scratched on the back .
    And the tone is not very well , i think. And the price is so
    higher. bad purchase experience !!!!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Guitar

    By JoeGuitar

    from MA.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Kicks Butt Any Amp
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

      Buy this guitar today! It will quickly become your go to tone monster. I have owned this for 6 months, and all my buds love it. My pro bud said this is better than the vintage ones he has played. Musicians Friend Has all the best deals on gear! Buy and enjoy!

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      5.0

      5122T orange gretsch happyness

      By 73stratman64

      from Altoona, Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Add Roller Bridge

      Best Uses

      • all the time
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

      Superb build and excellent neck and looks.
      Will change the bridge with a roller bridge and that will allow the Bigsby tremolo more latitude in movement, smoothness and tuning stability. Its one grate guitar.

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      (0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      The back of the guitar is scratched,bad

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

          The guitar i received has been scratched on the back .
          And the tone is not very well , i think. And the price is so
          higher. bad purchase experience !!!!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gorgeous Instrument

          By Sluggo

          from Cape May, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

            This beauty is stunning with perfect fit and finish. The pic does not do it justice. It ranks high on looks. The sound can cover many types of music, even Jazz. The neck is very fast and confortable. It's very easy to play. It required no adjustment and was nearly in tune when I received it. It's a keeper.
            I highly recommend Musians Friend for online purchases. They always come thru with price, delivery, the best packing and customer satisfaction can not be beat. Musicians Friend will always be my first choice.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            well done

            By elektricsammy

            from Jackson, MS

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                delivered quickly, well packaged, not a ding or scratch, polished and clean, well set up with detailed checklist from technician, the fsr amber is prettiest guitar I've ever seen . . . one satisfied obsessive compulsive customer.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding

                By guitar Bob

                from Niagara Falls,New York

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • B String Buzzes A Bit
                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Versitile

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                Great value and bang for the buck.Better tone and quality than Gretsches made in the 60's.

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Gretsch Sound at a Great Price

                By Mr. Guitar

                from Appomattox, Va

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Access To Upper Frets
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Has That Gretsch Sound
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Bridge Base Glued To Top

                Best Uses

                • 60's Pop Music
                • Anything Gretsch
                • Country music
                • Electric Folk Music
                • Jamming
                • Jazz And Blues
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is well made and gives you that "Great Gretsch Sound" at a Great Price !!!! I have no complaints about the guitar, but I want to warn potential buyers of this guitar, that if there isn't a piece of foam between the wooden bridge base and the guitar's body and there's a little tag attached to the bridge's adjustment posts that say's something like secure adjustomatic bridge, that the wooden bridge base is actually glued to the top of the guitar so that it can't slide out of position. This feature may be a negative for some but I think it is probably beneficial to most, since most guitarist use lighter gauge strings today than the gauge strings that were used when Gretsch originally designed their guitars.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous

                By bluesfer

                from Bogota -Colombia

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                  I am truly blown away with this beauty.
                  I had my doubts at the beginning with the guitar being made in Korea, but once i saw her and play her, all my concerns went out the window.
                  The color, finishes, oh man.... Are fantastic.
                  As for the tone, bite and sound, ... Impressive very impressive. Sound amazing even unplugged!!!
                  The sound of this beauty is so versatile that you can't only play rockabilly with it, you can cover pretty much every kind of music genre, i guess in hard rock i'd draw the line.
                  The guitar arrive to my hands in perfect intonation, i just had to make so little adjustments, the action is just perfect.
                  I got her out to a gig the very next day a got her...no issues there, like I would have played her all my life.
                  The cherry on top to my Parker, PRS, Fender and Gibson arsenal.

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WOW!

                  By Mark

                  from South East PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good price
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Neck
                  • Great Varied Sound
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                    Bought an Amber Stain Gretsch 5422 that was a demo...must have had a little glitch, but I can;t find it.
                    Long ago, I had an early 60's Gretsch, and this one is easily as good...the build quality actually seems BETTER than the old one, and the neck and playability is as good...these have the second best neck of any guitar I have ever played in over 50 years.

                    Great pickups, especially when adjusted and the tuners really hold tune very well. This is a VERY FINE instrument, and if you have any problem with it being made in Korea, forget it - this is among the best guitars I own, versatile, great playing and great sounding!

                    Comment on this review

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Blown away!

                    By Aardvarkbark

                    from Central IL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody FSR Electric Guitar:

                      Not only was I blown away by the perfect shape of this guitar, the quality of tone and ease of playing surpassed anything I've ever owned. It's a dream to play. Everything about this transaction with the seller was 100%. I'm totally satisfied with this deal, and saved $$ too.

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