Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body, Bigsby, Snowcrest White
Gretsch G5422T Electromatic Hollow Body with Bigsby Overview by GAK:
No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re the next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability. Sleek yet aggressive, the G5422T has a thinner, fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron™ voice that captures the resonant hollow-body sound with a more present and chiming voice. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll guitars from the very beginning.
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 new "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5422T with an electrifying new voice and identity. The G5422T Electromatic Hollow Body is a sharp new Gretsch 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 frets and Pearloid Neo-classic 'Thumbnail' Markers, silver plexi pickguard with Gretsch Electromatic Logo, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chromeplated hardware.
Exactly what I wanted.
The best way to describe this guitar is it plays and sounds as good as it looks. The Gretsch legendary sound has been around for years and being a young minded 65 year old and brought up with that sound and the fantastic playing of George Harrison and Chet Atkins I've always wanting to own one of these fine instruments. Well now I'm the proud owner of one, l am under no illusion l could ever play like the formentioned but it's a guitar that you really want to play and with me it puts a smile on my face.......Fantastic bit of kit........
I have been waiting a long time to own a Gretsch all I can say is wow I love it I think my wife might be starting to get jealous of my new love affair.
Love it. Compares very well with my USA Strat.
Beautiful and unblemished out of the box, looking to get some great sounds from it.