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Rating and Reviews: Gretsch G5422TDC

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.

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"Great guitar." submitted January 25, 2015

By Gerry J in Middleboro, MA
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Musical Background: casual player, with friends, parties etc
Music Style: Anything from 50s and up rock, hard stuff, blues, intrumental acoustic stuff. Whatever mood strikes me.
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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
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"I made a wise choice" submitted December 31, 2012

By Rick H in Tewksbury, MA
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Musical Background: Have played on and off for forty years
Music Style: Rockabilly, jazz, blues
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Overall: This is by far the best guitar I have owned. I have long been a acoustic player but recently have become interested in buying a hollow body. I checked out ibanez epiphanies and finally Gretchen. I tried the g5422tdc and loved the way it played and looked.i have found any type style fits this guitar. I highly recommend it
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"Hey, it's a Gretsch!" submitted April 14, 2014

By David M in Bartlesville, OK
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Musical Background: Use to play professionally many years ago, but play now for my own enjoyment.
Music Style: I play mostly Classic Rock from the 60's, but have expanded over the years to include more styles.
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Overall: What else can you expect from Gretsch but a fantastic guitar that plays as good as it looks? You can settle for less, but with zZounds, you certainly don't have to. They have the great products the competitors have, but make it easier to have them. I recommend zZounds for all your musical needs.
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