Submitted April 30, 2019 by Gordon Agnew in COSBY, TN
"I've had the G5422tdc in Mahogany for a couple years."
The only changes I've made to this wonderful instrument is to go to flatwound 12's and lower them. I took it to my Luthier to have it gone over and he said, "The only thing I see is that you could lower the strings a little more". I have not and thoroughly enjoy this guitar as it is. I own a Gibson LP and have owned a '60's Gibson LP, Jr. For 30 years, I played a 1956 Gibson ES125. This Gretsch outplays and outsounds them all! Using my knowledge of chords, I'm expanding my playing abilities to the Chet Atkins' style of being a one man band! I play this guitar about twice/week due to set-up time with the amplifier (Fender Champion 100). My Jumbo Rancher is much quicker to grab & play.and it keeps my fingers in shape. The G5422tdc has given me no trouble with tuning or any other issue. I would not recommend getting the Gold version because the plating will not age well. I've seen too many go bad. The pickups are awesome, intonation perfect, the tuners are tight and the neck is superb!
I play a lot of muted strings...I guess that's my trademark, and the pickups do me justice. The reverb really gives me a wonderful sound.
If I were in charge of Gretsch, I wouldn't change a thing with this guitar.
Ease of Use
Everybody is different and has different wants and needs, but for me, this is one of the easiest playing guitars I've ever played. I'm 71 and got my first guitar at 16.
I've owned this guitar for a couple of years. It has NO scratches or other blemishes. The polyurethane has not cracked or split at any joins or bindings. It's a perfect guitar.
Absolutely worth today's price. I, personally, didn't pay this much and I was surprised to the how much it's risen in price since I purchased. However, this only makes me feel better knowing that I've got something that could be sold at any time with money to be made. No, it's not for sale! As long as my fingers still work, this will be my last guitar to be sold.
No need to make contact.
The Wow Factor
Anyone can make good music by going to the phonograph! But let me say this about the G5422tdc: It's a knock-out piece of eye candy! The body with the colorful wood, bindings and F holes. The neck for it's fine finish (mine has the hump-back inlays), and the headstock for it's shape and finish. There is NOTHING UGLY about this guitar!!!
I had piano lesson is the 1950's (about 4 years) and have led music at church with Piano, Organ and Guritar.
Country, Blues, Christian, '50's
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