The Gretsch G5422 Electromatic range provides a variety of flavours of classic Gretsch cool…
The Gretsch G5422 Electromatic has been revealed, and this new affordable line of guitars offers plenty to appeal to wide range of players. Featuring the new Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, a gold hardware version is available, alongside the standard models, along with a twelve-string version. So, which one are you going to want?
To Bling, or not to Bling…
The Gretsch G5422 Electromatic is styled with familiar Gretsch flair. With heaps of shiny metal and contrasting detail to its hollow, F-hole styled body, this wears its rock ‘n’ roll ‘stripes’ with pride. The body of all models is a double cutaway design, with a 5-ply maple construction and sound-post bracing. A maple neck with rosewood fingerboard finishes things nicely.
All models in the range are equipped with the new Black Top Filter’Tron pickups. These are designed to emulate the tonal qualities of a vintage set of Baldwin-era Filter’Trons. Combined with the maple construction, this results in a guitar with bags of ‘Twang’ and punch.
A Bigsby Licensed tremolo and adjusto-matic bridge add some further vintage flavour to proceedings.
The standard six-string version (the Gretsch G5422 TDC) is available in three finishes with chrome hardware: Black, Red and Walnut Stain. In addition, a far more ‘bling’ version is available- the Gretsch G5422 TDCG. This is finished in Snow Crest White, but all metal hardware is gold-plated, rather than chrome, and the scratch plate is switched for a lovely gold-coloured replacement.
Twelve string version!
One of the unexpected, but entirely welcome things about the Gretsch G5422 is that it is also available in a twelve-string version (the G5422DC-12). Unsurprisingly, it loses the Bigsby in favour of a ‘G’ cutout tailpiece. However, it retains the Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, which when combined with twelve strings, should add plenty of ‘ring’ to the tone.
The Gretsch G5422 guitar range is due to arrive soon. If you would like to pre-order, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420), or pre-order online today.
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