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Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody 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 snow-white, double-cutaway hollowbody with Filter'Tron„¢ pickups and Bigsby tremolo.

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 "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5422TDCG with an electrifying voice and identity.

The G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar is a sharp Gretsch guitar with a bound double-cutaway hollowbody 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, gold plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60G vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and gold-plated hardware.

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FEATURES
  • 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
  • Gold plexi pickguard
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups
  • Three-position pickup switch
  • Classic "G" arrow control knobs
  • Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Bigsby-licensed B60G vibrato tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners

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SPECIFICATIONS

G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar

  • Body
    Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
    Body Shape: Double Cutaway
    Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Maple
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Bridge Pickup
    Neck Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Neck Pickup
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
    Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic Bridge
    Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Open-Back
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Gold Plated Hardware, Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes and Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Bigsby-Licensed B60G Vibrato Tailpiece
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Gretsch GuitarsG5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar!

By Ben Gof

from Saranac Lake, N.Y.

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

    I really do love this guitar. It has a great tone that you can only get with a guitar like this, while still keeping some of the other characteristics of the other guitars I love to play.

    When I first received mine, the only problem I had with it was that the tuner on the D String was slightly looser than all the others, but a quick tightening of the screw fixed that. The tone on the neck pickup especially is really full and beautiful compared to the Ibanez type guitars I usually play, but that's not what they're for. The neck profile is very nice, It's not your typical LP or Strat neck (both of which I hate) but is significantly thinner. but not as thin as the Ibanez guitars (Obviously).

    If I need to gripe about something though, it would be the bigsby. I'm not taking points off because this is just my opinion and has nothing to do with the overall quality of the product. But be ready when you get a bigsby to have some problems, restringing and setting intonation can be a pain with it, but not terrible. My problem is that whenever I would do a whole-step bend on the E or B the floating bridge would move around, and I would need to fix it. The solution that seemed to work best for me was to put some double sided tape on the bottom of the bridge and stick it where you need to.

    Overall, A perfect guitar that sounds great and plays excellently.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor Quality Control

    By Fleahead

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

    First off, this is a great guitar. I love the neck and it's a beautiful instrument. However, after unpacking it upon delivery, and plugged it in, I had no sound from the front pickup. I think it's a wiring error because the master tone pot is also acting strange. Turn it fully clockwise, and the sound from the rear pickup shuts off, and it doesn't have any effect on the tone no matter how it's turned. I called Fender and they referred me to a nearby repair center. I could return it to Musiciansfriend, but I'd rather just get it fixed. Another strange thing, packed in with the guitar were two sets of paperwork. One set was for the serial number of my guitar, and the other was with a different serial number. They both had an inspection card saying it was fully check out. Sounds like some serious problems at the factory. Otherwise, this would have been 5 stars.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar

    By GRZ

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      If you are reading reviews on Gretsch guitars you're possibly thinking about buying one. That's what I did before buying this guitar. OK out of the box I did not find any type of blemish marks on the guitar, I had to tune the guitar up. Strummed a few chords and felt the setup was ok but decided to change strings and adjust the bridge saddles for intonation. Now it was ready to Rock n Roll. I plug into a Fender Deluxe reverb Amp with a little Tape Echo and I was quite pleased with the nice clean tones. Lots of different tonal settings. Sound good when you dirty it up a bit, but then again almost any guitar sounds good dirty. The white with Gold hardware make a great looking guitar. Now a little comparison, I have a Gibson 347 Hollowbody guitar costing way more than the Gretsch . Although each guitar has its own tonal sounds. The Gretsch sounds and plays just as good as the Gibson.

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Craig

      from San Antonio Texas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

        Great Guitar for the money

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar and Great Value

        By Brother Burr

        from Hilton Head, SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Say Hello To "miss Pearl"
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues
        • Solo Act And Church Band

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

        Got Miss Pearl for Christmas and boy, was Santa GOOD to me! She came out of the box in perfect condition, flawless setup, beautiful finish, and ready to play. The only modification I made was to replace the stock gears 18:1 Grover antiques. Otherwise, this guitar is the best value I've ever seen.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply an amazing guitar

        By Stereovision

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Out The Box
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

          Absolutely love this guitar, First Gretsch I've owned and I will definitely be purchasing another in the future. Extremely versatile and works perfectly for my band (Stereovision). I recommend it to anyone looking for a great semi-hollow/hollowbody guitar. Great out the box but leaves plenty of room for upgrades.

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          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible value

          By NomDeBleus

          from TN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Anything And Everything
          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

          Quite simply, this guitar is impeccable. Especially for the price. I got mine new, played it for a couple weeks and it played pretty well. Then I had the action and intonation set (there was a slight bow in the neck) and some frets leveled. And now it plays like a dream. It feels like a guitar worth three times the price.

          Playing unplugged sounds wonderful, which is a big determining factor in hollowbodies. Plugged in this thing can give you any style you might imagine from a Gretsch hollowobdy (basically everything except high-gain metal). The sweetest, smoothest blues I've ever played. But it can get dirty too through my TS-808 and Vox AC30. Like any archtop, it will get quite a lot of feedback with very high gain and very high volume.

          The white/gold combo is beautiful and elegant. Gretsch is one of the few world-ronowned companies that is still producing stellar instruments worthy of its reputation.

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          (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A thing of beauty

          By Bryan H

          from British Columbia Canada

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

              For some time I was weighing out the pros and cons of buying a G5422 versus a White Falcon and then I realized most Professional Collection Gretches with double cutaways have back pads. For me that was a deal breaker. I'm just not that into big old diaper pads snapped onto the back of my guitar obscuring the beautiful finish. Once I realized the double cutaway White Falcon included this pad - combined with the huge price difference - going for the G5422 was a no-brainer. When I picked up my guitar and brought it home and opened it up I was sure I'd made the right decision. The finish was nearly flawless, but for a tiny *tiny* nick in the finish near the nut. Other than that it's virtually flawless. Compared to the Gibsons I've purchased lately - including a custom shop ES 339, this guitar is superior in craftsmanship and finish. I guess Koreans take more pride in their work than Nashvillians. I've owned and recently sold a G5120 and it was a beautiful instrument as well, but it didn't meet the quality of the 5422. The 5422 has bound f holes, better pickups (blacktop Filter'trons) and a finish that's to die for. And the neck feels great. The photos online don't do this guitar justice. The gold pick guard and gold plated hardware need to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. The sound of the instrument unplugged puts my 339 to shame. Musician's Friend also gave me a great price on this guitar. I've never owned a Country Gentleman but I've played one in the store, and I have to say this Electromatic gives its more expensive siblings a run for their money. If you'd like to own 3 guitars instead of one, go for the Electromatic instead of the White Flacon. If you don't want something this pretty, then buy a Fender or something.

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