Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body, Bigsby, Walnut Stain
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.
Beautiful guitar in every way
Beautifully made Gretsch, and it looks and sounds first class !
Excellent sound and quality pop guitar, exactly as expected of a Gretsch. My only reason for the 4 rather than 5 star rating is that I find it hard to keep the 2nd and 3rd string in tune. It may well be that, once everything's settled down, this problem will go away, I'll have to wait and see. However, don't let this comment put you off. The guitar is beautiful to look at and to play (need to get used to the Bigsby after 15 years with a Fender tremolo) and, if like any guitarist these days, you have an electronic tuner attached, it's dead easy to tweak the tuning. Guitar is definitely a good buy and worth the price