Gretsch G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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Capture the timeless appeal of vintage Gretsch hollowbodies like the White Falcon. The G5422TDCG sports two Filter'Tron pickups for classic Gretsch tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups Tight, bright and focused vintage tone
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece Classic top-mount vibrato adds resonant mass
Gold hardware Enhances beauty of hardware complement

If you're looking to own a throwback to the sonic richness of early rock 'n' roll or classic country, then you're looking for a hollowbody guitar. Gretsch honors the tradition of these elegant instruments with the G5422TDCG Electromatic hollowbody electric guitar. This beautifully crafted guitar combines the finest acoustics with cutting-edge, reverse-engineered vintage-style pickups, resulting in a striking instrument that sounds just as good as it looks.

Timeless Vintage Looks

This Electromatic captivates audiences at first glance thanks to its gorgeous finish and gold-plated hardware. But it's not all just looks -- that 5-ply maple bound double cutaway hollow body with f-holes isn't just for show -- it provides a resonating chamber which sculpts notes into rich, harmonious overtones. Even the Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby vibrato tailpiece exhibit the perfect marriage of style and function.

Baldwin-era Filter'Tron Pickups, Recreated

It happens all the time in engineering: someone finds a gadget that's been lost in some warehouse for decades that outperforms the best of present-day technology. That's exactly what happened to the folks over at Gretsch when the unearthed a set of Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickups. The vintage pickups were brighter and twangier than anything available on the market, so they reverse-engineered them -- and that vintage tone has been recreated in the Black Top Filter'Tron pickups. Expect a punch like you've never heard before. The read more unique combination of two volume knobs, a master volume knob, and one tone control extends your tonal possibilities even further.


- Gretsch Electromatic hollowbody electric guitar
- 5-ply maple bound double cutaway hollow body with gloss urethane finish
- Set maple neck
- 24.5" scale rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, 12" radius, and hump-block inlays
- Black Top Filter'Tron pickups in the bridge and neck positions offer extra punch and twang
- Neck volume, bridge volume, master volume, master tone, and 3-way selector switch provided
- Gold-plated hardware and classic G-arrow control knobs
- Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
- Vintage-style open-back tuning machines
- Silver Plexi pickguard
- Strap retainer knobs
- Licensed Bigsby B60G vibrato tailpiece
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- Model Name: G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollow Body
- Series: Electromatic Collection

- Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
- Body Shape: Double Cutaway
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)

- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
- Neck Material: Maple
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
- Scale Length: 24.5" (62.2 cm)

- Bridge Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron(TM) Bridge Pickup
- Neck Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron(TM) 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 Finish: Gold-Plated
- Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic(TM) Bridge
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Open-Back

- Unique Features: Gold Plated Hardware, Neo-Classic "Thumbnail" Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes and Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Bigsby(R)-Licensed B60G Vibrato Tailpiece

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-9690

Gretsch G5422TDCG Hollowbody Guitar

The Gretsch G5422TDCG Electromatic Hollow Body is a sharp 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, 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.

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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted November 21, 2014 by Peter Naughton in Neptune City , NJ

"Amazin instrument at any price "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've been playing for almost 40 years 35 of them professionally. I own about 14 high end guitars. I have never picked up a guitar and had it feel and sound like I've been playing it since I started playing so many years ago. It came perfectly setup. It is perfectly balanced and is not heavy. It looks stunning but most of all the FilterTron pickups get every note and nuance of your playing. These are the best pick ups I've ever heard. The controls on the instrument are very sensitive and you can really adjust the sound to get almost anything you're looking for. The Bigsby does exactly what you want it to do and the guitar stays in tune no matter how you play it. I was stunned how hard I was able to play it, use the Bigsby and have it hold the tune. It sounds great with some over drive or fully distorted but in the end I come back to those pick ups. They just catch everything. This has become my "A" guitar over night although the Taylor T5 is right up there too but a TOTTALY different animal. I absolutely love it. The price was VERY reasonable and because of the 5 ply laminate it is incredibly sturdy. If you're in need of a hollow body this one is all you'll ever need. I've never given an instrument a perfect rating but this one is perfect. Exactly what I needed and so much more than I thought it could be for the price. This could be a $2100 instrument and it isn't. Get it.

Musical Background:

Professional touring musician/ playing for 35 years/Gear head/Keeping Zzounds in business

Musical Style:

Rock, Folk , Jam, Jazz Hybrids. Alternate tunings and capo work. I use multiple guitars in different tunings to keep the sound i
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