Submitted July 2, 2019 by Mikki Kennedy-LeFae in Colorado Springs, CO
"Simply Put it's a Gretsch"
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The Gretsch G2622T is an amazing guitar, well made, glorious sound, capable of handling anything you throw at it sonically. It is comfortable to play, has a solid voice through the sonic spectrum. It plays well right out of the carton, without any real setup needs. The value is there in spades. See for yourself, pick one up.
Having played the G2622T for the last few hours, I must say, its voice is Gretsch. For someone who knows guitars and is familiar with different guitars voices, they would know it's a Gretsch. The G2622T's voice is warm, woody so-to-speak. There is bottom end galore, solid mids, and lovely highs. It is articulate at any volume, whether dialed down on the amp or the guitar itself. Although, I've not driven it at higher volume, yet, you hear a hint of its growl and what is in store. You can play, pretty much, any genre, doing justice to it. It is going to be very interesting getting to know this guitar, given the fact, at the same time, I'm getting acquainted with my new JVM410. Between the two, a myriad of sonic wonder awaits. I like the Broad'Tron BT-2S pickups, they've a bit more aggressive nature, without, sacrificing that crystalline clean, when not in overdrive mode. Yet, there is that insidious growl, lurking, waiting to be unleashed. The Bigsby is something new for me... but, I'm finding it a nice tool for a bit of vibrato in the right spot.
I have the Gun Metal version/model of this guitar. Like my Gretsch G5422G12 12-string, the control layout is the same. Which is comfortable and familiar. The controls are responsive, unlike other guitars where the tone controls are ineffectual. As stated above, the Bigsby is a new animal to me, but I do like it and given the style and nature of this guitar, I cannot see anything else being used, other than making it a hardtail The big block inlays are nice, given my other instruments are, either without inlays on the fretboard or they're just dots. I would, if anything, like to have seen nickel metal knobs, or black metal knobs, verses the plastic.
Ease of Use
Ease of use... hmmmm. For me, it was just a matter of picking it up, forming a few chords as I strummed, then running through a few riffs... It is a comfortable guitar to play. And, it begs to be played, so-to-speak.
It is a Gretsch, to begin with, but I am duly impressed, with the quality, especially at this price point. The fit and finish is flawless. It was extremely playable right out of the carton. The action is just fine, as is, although, I may experiment just a tad with lowering the strings. I will here in a week or two, put a set of NYXL10's on it, as those are my favorite strings. The 2622T appears and more importantly, feels solid and well made.
This guitar is an extreme value. There are similar products out there, costing more, but as far as I'm concerned, this the biggest and best bang for the buck.
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The Wow Factor
This guitar will turn heads, given the metallic finish. It's Gretsch style, Iconic. But, the real WOW is in it's voice. I am looking forward, with great anticipation, to getting up on stage with this guitar and watching audience reactions. When at a show, given the guitars I have, in between sets and after the show, people will, typically, come up to me, and compliment the look and sound of my guitar(s). This one will be no different. I would tell any and everyone, looking for a solid, great priced, amazing guitar, they owe it to themselves, to acquire a G2622T.
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