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Gretsch G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Rock with classic Gretsch hollowbody tone and style -- thanks to the G5422TDC's tight, bright Black Top Filter'Tron pickups and sweet Bigsby B60 vibrato. (6) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups Tight, bright and focused vintage tone
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings
5-ply maple body Sweetly resonant tone with strong, smooth highs
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece Classic top-mount vibrato adds resonant mass

An Elegant, Bigsby-Equipped Double Cutaway

With its distinctive body design, set neck, and custom-designed "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, the Gretsch G5422TDC Electromatic hollowbody sings with a voice all its own. This guitar comes in the double-cutaway shape for which Gretsch has long been famous. The elegant silver hardware throughout is easy on the eyes, and includes a shiny Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato that gives you that unbeatable Bigsby playing experience.

Sounds, Feels, and Looks Like Nothing Else

The body on this marvelous guitar is a specially balanced 5-ply maple laminate that is finished under a gloss urethane finish. The depth on the body is a substantial 2.25 inches, imparting the instrument with its legendary sustain and shimmer. A nicely accenting binding adorns the body, fingerboard, and f-holes. The silver plexi pickguard shines magnificently under the stage lights.

Great Fit and Finish for Any Player

The G5422TDC's maple neck is set with 22 medium jumbo frets in a rosewood fingerboard. The neck measures 1.6875 inches at the nut and has an overall scale length of 24.5 inches. Hump-Block fingerboard inlays adorn 8 frets.

Filter'Tron Pickups Steal The Show

Fact: The "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups look way cooler than most other pickups out there. And they happen to be some of the coolest-sounding pickups out there, too! This pickup was specially designed by the Gretsch R&D team, with a winding pattern based on a vintage Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup found in an older Gretsch. Seeking to capture the punchy twang of this pickup, Gretsch created the "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups that now impart this guitar with such a distinctive voice. A 3-position toggle lets you tweak the tonal balance between the pickups to your heart's content.

Achieve Perfect Voicing and Intonation

The rest of the hardware on the G5422TDC Electromatic is chrome-plated and absolutely top-shelf. The Adjust-o-Matic bridge rests on a rosewood base, achieving incredible tone and sustain. The Bigsby B60 tremolo feels great under your hands and delivers a feel that must be experienced to be believed.

Features:

- "Black Top" Filter'Tron Pickups in Neck and Bridge Positions
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- Medium Jumbo Frets
- Bigsby-Licensed B60 Vibrato
- Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays
- Bound Body Top, Back, Sound Holes, and Fingerboard
- Vintage Style Open-Back Tuning Machines
- Silver Plexi Pickguard
- Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- Three-position pickup switch
- "G" arrow control knobs
- Adjust-o-Matic bridge with rosewood base

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General:
- Model Name: G5422TDC Electromatic(R) Hollow Body
- Series: Electromatic Collection

Body:
- Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
- Body Shape: Double Cutaway
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane, 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(TM) Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron(TM) Neck Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: 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: Chrome-Plated
- Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic(TM) Bridge
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Open-Back

Miscellaneous:
- Unique Features: Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes, Bound Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Bigsby(R) -Licensed B60 Vibrato
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690

Gretsch G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody

The Gretsch G5422TDC Electromatic Hollow Body is a sharp looking 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 'Adjust-o-Matic' bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chrome-plated hardware. Available in Black, Red and Walnut Stain.

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 G5422TDC with an electrifying voice and identity.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar."
Overall: I am very very happy with this instrument. It sounds great, both clean and overdriven through my fender tube amp. The strings each seem to have a life of their own, very defined. The fretwork was nice, level, smooth, and the edges are not sharp or catchy near the binding.The neck seems to be somewhere between my Tele, and my set-neck Showmaster HH as far as size is concerned. After a quick setup and a few minutes of acclamation the guitar felt like I had been playing it for years. The strings it came with were .011s. I used them for setup and played on them for a day while making slight adjustments. I put the same gauge DR blues strings back on and it was a whole new animal. I had never really played on .011s for more than a few minute in my 17 years of playing guitar and it was still easy to play, with the strings bending just slighly harder. It took only a few minutes of playing with the controls to really dial in some great sounds. They are quality controls and make no noise through the amp when turning/switching. The tone and volume controls seem much different in ratio to other guitars I own, not in a bad way though. If I wanted the same guitar as all the rest, I wouldn't have bought this one! I really love this guitar after a month of ownership and would be hard-pressed to ever get rid of it. I ordered a compton bridge for it and plan on making a new nut for it as well. It really doesn't "need" upgrades, but I like to tinker.The nut does need a little attention, and the one on there would be fine with a little more relief on the 2 inner strings where they angle in towards the tuners. They don't really hang up but i do notice them being a little fussy when bringing them up to pitch when tuning every so often. The blacktop filtertrons are going to stay, they sound great. They hit a home run with those as far as i am concerned. For the price paid I am satisfied
Style of Music: Anything from 50s and up rock, hard stuff, blues, intrumental acoustic stuff. Whatever mood strikes me.
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Overall: This is my Dream Guitar! My first was a Sears Silvertone 1964. My second was a beat up Les Paul Jr 1961. My third was a no-name flattop in the late 1970's cost $100. My fourth was a 1956 Gibson es125 cost $600 in 1992. The sale of the Gibson more than paid for the Gresch and the Fender Champion 100! The double cutaway allows me to easily work up the neck. I have trouble with barre chords (I don't bend that way at 68 years of age), and this neck is wonderful. The detail on the "F" holes is impressive. The Bigsby works wonderfully and the guitar stays in tune! (You do have to give the strings a little time to fully stretch out) The finish is absolutely amazing (What a WOW factor there!) and it's got the Gretsch sound. I lowered the bridge almost immediately and then took the guitar to a luthier for set-up. He checked it all out, installing flat wound strings and said it had a great factory set up. He also said I probably could lower the strings even further. I had him smooth out one sharp spot on the right side of the nut. I had purchased a blemished guitar and after checking it out thoroughly, what I found was two minor scratches on the pick guard.......something I'd eventually do myself!
Style of Music: Rock, country, blues, Christian
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