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Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar Amber Stain

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No nonsense, Electromatic hollowbody guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynami...Click To Read More About This Product

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Crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability

No nonsense, Electromatic hollowbody guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability. 

Sleek yet aggressive, the G5422T has a thinner, fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron voice that captures the resonant hollowbody sound with a more present and chiming voice. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll guitars from the very beginning. Case sold separately.

Premium features include:
* Exclusive Amber Stain finish
* Dual “Black Top” Filter’tron humbucking pickups
* Versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble-bleed circuit
* Oversized bound F holes and aged multi-ply body
* Smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock
* Graph Tech NuBone nut 
* Pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” fingerboard inlays
* Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: 5-ply Maple
Body wood: 5-ply Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.6 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Thumbnail
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Blacktop Filter'Tron
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron
Brand: Gretsch
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Special Run 
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea

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Gretsch GuitarsG5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Musty Have Got The Lemon One

By Tbirdkid

from Deptford, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beatiful Guitar

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Ordered this one after seeing glowing reviews here and in Vintage Guitar magazine. The main fault with the guitar was the neck. It had some bowing when I received it..No problem, I thought, just needed some adjustment and tightened the adjustment nut. Usually when you tighten the truss rod, it should take the bow out of the neck. This one didn't. As I tightened the truss rod the bow got worse. Acted opposite the way it should. I backed out the adjustment nut as far as it would go, and the neck bow never get to '0' bow...which meant it would only get worse with string tension pulling over time...and I had no adjustment left on the nut. Fit and finish was nice, stunning paint job. Thought the bar on the Bigsby was a little short for my style playing. The pickups just had nothing special to give to get the Gretsch sound.
    So the neck was the deal breaker for me..back it went. MF handled it good and resolve things nicely, I will not get another one though.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous Guitar!

    By Scout

    from San Francisco

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    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    A perfect guitar in every way. ...except for the tuners which, I believe should always be locking, even when the guitar is retro. It's still gets 5 stars from me. I have owned expensive Gretches in the past. This G5422T is comparable in sound and quality.

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    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Comparison a G5422T Electromatic vs the Epiphone Swingster

    By alsendk

    from Copenhagen Denmark

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      A good friend of mine did lend me his G5422T Electromatic for a week, to try out, and compare to my own Epiphone Swingster.
      All along the way they are both terrific guitars. The finish on the gretsch is on par with my Swingster. The Gretsch has a beautiful colour finish - more Yellow`ish, where the Swingster is more Orange. Two very nice colours to look at, placing them side by side, and on both the grain of the wood is perfectly visible. What divides the two guitars is ...firstly the Pick ups. The swingBucker Pick ups on the Swingster has an excellent variety in it`s ability to switch between parallel to series, by pulling the two Tone controls. The Gretsch pick ups . in my ears appears to be darker in tone quality, and it is here, The Swingster really stands out. Another issue with the Gretsch are the tuners, compaired to the Swingsters Grover Tuners...which are widely considered being a very fine Tuner. Here the Gretsch lacks of a better quality tuners. Fine that the Gretsch want to keep it old school and autentic, but really this is so important, that your guitar is in tune, so this is not really working too well. Grovers rule, and Gretsch should have implemented better tuners on this guitar. Another thing is the Tremolo arm, compaired to the Swingster. this might be a personal choice, but to me, the Chet Atkins designed bended tremolo are is a huge improvement to me. The palm of my hand can easily lay upon the bridge, in order to mute the strings, and play, without the arm to be in the way ... just to reach out to get it with my littlefinger is so easy. I simply love this Bigsby tremolo arm design .. very well thought of by old Chet. For the part of both guitars.. they are both prone to go into feed back when powering up, standing close to the amp, but that`s how it is with Hollow body guitars. I actually use it as an integral part of my playing style, so no big issue for me. the arm are very much the same, both U shaped. 20 vs 22 frets feels the same to me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Deal on Gretsch Electomatic

      By Lefty

      from Wenatchee, Wa.

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      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      This my second Electromatic and I love them both. I modded the pickups on the Black Shimmer, my first Gretsch and Iove the sound. Now I have a second Electromatic that has the great, true Gretsch sound. I'm mainly using it for recording right now and love the variety of tones I'm getting. But if I get another band or duo going it will definitely be one of the stage guitars I'll use. The set-up from the factory is pretty much perfect and works awesome for my playing style. Also really like the classic Amber Stain finish. Another very cool guitar in my collection that I cherish.

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      5.0

      GREAT GUITAR FOR THE PRICE

      By FRWH

      from ANNAPOLIS MD

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        GREAT GUITAR FOR THE PRICE

         
        4.0

        Overall satisfied it's a very good guitar

        By Barn

        from Flyoverlandia

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422T Electromatic Double Cutaway with Bigsby Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        It's been ages since I've been on stage with a guitar, but this one has me thinking (actually, there are 3 Gretsch guitars in the house, and collectively they have me wondering if I can learn to play well enough with my arthritis to go out again!) The guitar required very little set up. Some day I might give it a fret leveling, but only if I ever get that persnickety. Very minor truss rod adjust, and that was after giving the guitar a solid three days to acclimate. I am a Filtertron fan, so no complaints on the pick ups. Pots and switches seem OK, would have loved GREAT, but at this price point, OK is good. This guitar is similar in shape to my Streamliner, but there are enough differences in the build; center block, different neck, etc. that they feel much different. Don't misunderstand, I like them both very much. Sound is open and pleasant, and can be made to bark and snarl (and give amazing feed back) at will. I love the way it sounds with the gain turned up on my Bugera V22 playing through 2 Laney Cub cabs. Ditto, through my Orange 35 RT. But like all my Gretsch guitars, sound very fine through tube amps. I prefer Rosewood fret boards, some day maybe an Ebony... I consider myself a Rhythm Guitarist now, and this is a good neck for my odd-ball open tunings and weird chord shapes. For me, a very playable instrument.
        And now, why I only gave it four stars: The first Gretsch I've encountered that gave me any trouble with the screw on strap buttons, both ends! Also there are some tiny finish imperfections that I think of as "fish-eye" flaws, as if the finish was applied on a very humid day. But the color, Amber Stain, is attractive enough, and was on sale at a significant discount that I can live with a few tiny flaws that no one but me will even know exist. Great sound and tone, but not the timbre of my Streamliner, which is to be expected. For me, a very playable guitar that required only the merest tweaks to be ready. Bigsby a plus!

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