The Gretsch 2016 G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar with Bigsby is a guitar that is perfect for laying down tracks in the studio, or wowing audiences on the stage. Taking its cue from classic hollowbody models of years gone by, the G5422T oozes vintage charm, whilst benefitting from modern appointments that make it a reassuringly reliable model.
Bound double-cutaway body
The body has been built to a slimline hollow body design, which makes it comfortable to wield, and allows it to generate a fantastic timbre at the same time. The body is crafted using 5-ply maple, a highly resonant tonewood that takes advantage of the hollow body to create a rapturous midrange punch. The stylish over-sized bound f-holes that are shaped into the top, project the acoustic timbre with a delicate precision. The top is bound to offer protection, as well as a subtle aesthetic complement to the body finish. Protection is offered to the paintwork that to a slender yet resilient gloss finish, preserving it for as long as possible. A silver plexi pickguard finds its home on the body just below the pickups, proudly displaying a black Gretsch logo.
Fast-playing maple neck
Connected to the body is a smooth maple neck, which is crafted to a "U"-shape profile to guarantee a supportive playing feel. Married to the neck is a bound rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 medium jumbo-sized frets that are adorned with offset pearloid neo-classic thumbnail position inlays. The 12-inch fingerboard radius makes it easy to execute smooth string bends, and enables your fingers to roll around frets in the greatest of comfort. The double-cutaway body profile means that each and every fret is within easy reach.
At the top of the neck you'll find a Graph Tech nubone nut, which works in partnership with the vintage-style open-back tuning machines to stabilise string tension and tuning integrity throughout the most energetic of performances. Fitted to the G5422T is an adjusto-matic bridge with a secured rosewood-base, which is paired with a glorious Bigsby Licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece. The hardware creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain, whilst the Bigsby offers accurate and effortless control over vibrato.
Blacktop Filter'Tron pickups
Fitted to the body are two BlackTop Filter'Tron humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. Designed to enhance the "fat" timbre produced by the body, this pair produce an enviable tonal arsenal for you to play with. The neck position enhances the plucky articulation of the neck and fingerboard, whilst the bridge pickup draws more from the body, generating a thunderous charge when you want it.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of a three-way pickup selector toggle switch, which allows you to select either pickup independently or select both outputs simultaneously for a fuller tone. Each pickup has an independent volume knob, and both are connected to master volume and tone pots.
The Gretsch 2016 G5422T Electromatic hollowbody guitar with Bigsby tailpiece is a divine model that is a joy to perform with. This is a rock 'n' roll guitar that handles itself exquisitely, responding dutifully with rich tones whether you're playing subtle lo-fi sets, or hammering out stadium-fillers.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model 2016 G5422T Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar with Bigsby Neck Material 5-ply Maple Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Bigsby No. of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Pickguard Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch Logo Bridge/Tailpiece Adjusto-Matic with Secure Rosewood Base/Bigsby Licensed B60 Vibrato Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage Style Open-Back Pickups Neck/Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Black
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