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G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar Walnut Stain

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Get ready for some serious twangin' up ahead, because this special edition G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar from Gretsch has the vibe and tone that will have you dancing th... Read More

Overview

Get ready for some serious twangin' up ahead, because this special edition G5122 Double Cutaway Electromatic Hollowbody Electric Guitar from Gretsch has the vibe and tone that will have you dancing the twist until 2 a.m. This stylish, professional guitar features redesigned Gretsch Dual-Coil humbucking pickups, adjustable bridge, chrome-plated die-cast tuners, and cool colors!


You get an amazing level of playability and looks with the G5122 Electromatic.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Laminated maple hollowbody 16" W x 2.2"D
  • Laminated maple top
  • Laminated maple neck (24.56" scale)
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 1-11/16" (43mm) nut width
  • Vintage style machine heads
  • 2 Gretsch chrome-covered Dual-Coil humbuckers
  • #1 tone pot control setup
  • G-Arrow Knobs
  • Adjusto-Matic bridge on rosewood base
  • Bigsby┬« B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • Gretsch knurled strap knobs
  • Chrome-plated hardware
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4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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5.0

Quality Purchase

By Erik Plachta

from Michigan

Sounds like the Gretch Duo Jet that I played at the store! Amazing sound and very versatile. Only negative is that the tuner knobs are poor quality. I'll have to get them changed because when turning, they only respond to big turns.

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5.0

RAVING about A Truly Fantastic Guitar!!

By Barrett Novack

from Austin TX

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 30 years, professionally over the past fifteen years, and I recently purchased a Gretsch Electromatic bass which completely rocked my country music honky-tonk world. Shortly thereafter, I decided that I needed a good acoustic-electric guitar as a replacement for my Ovation Celebrity, so I could regain some passion for the six string again. When GC rolled out a new shipment of Electromatic six strings, I could not resist; the amazingly clear and full acoustic tone along with the ultra-cool Bigsby tremolo were the deciding factors, and so I chose it hands-down over the Epiphone Masterbuilt acoustic as a much more versatile instrument for the same amount of money. This guitar is very "acoustic" because amazingly,unplugged with no amplification, this archtop projects almost as well as a standard acoustic guitar, yet it has a very slinky and fast action and so, along with the single coil pickups, in my opinion these are absolutely puuurfect for playing almost any style of music. I have owned and released many, many guitars, and I still have my Gibson ES335 that I bought 25 years ago; but for the money, and yet REGARDLESS of the money, for me this guitar is the best guitar I have ever owned BY FAR and I recommend this model wholeheartedly. I have a guitar that actually makes me WANT to play more, and more, and MORE. It is an absolute gem of guitar craftsmanship, quality and MASSIVE tone; so give it a try, you owe it to yourself to investigate the amazing qualities of the Gretsch Electromatic series. No kidding, I am in love as I have never loved a guitar before!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure Gretsch!

By Mike Shelhart

from Murrieta

i've always wanted a Gretsch since I was a teenager playing music in the 60's. Having play in the rock hay days I also know what good tone is as well, been there done that. I play several types of music, Surf, Rock, And Blues. So when I got back into playing and some live playing. I made up my mind to at some point buy a Gretsch. When i headed for Guitar Center I wasn't sure what to expect. Then I happened on to a 5120 Electromatic. Wow this is cool, not sure how it fit into Gretsches line up I did what most guys do and went home got on the net and did my research then decided on a 5122 in walnut. This is without a doubt the best Hollow Body guitar for the money, Period! The tone is amazing, true Gretsch all the way. I've used it live and had people ask me how I get that rich tone? (I play thru a Fender Deluxe)I just say, "It's a Gretsch!". it trully is a great guitar. Also if you read up on this guitar you find that a lot of guys upgrade the pickups. Although as is this is a great guitar and tone is great if you want top of the line gretsch sound it will cost you over $2200.00. Instead buy at 5120 or 5122 and do a pickup upgrade to Tv Jones Classic's. Then for a total of around $1000 you have a guitar comparible to the high-end Gretsch 6120.... so its lots of bang for the buck, buy this guitar! Here's another recomendation buy DR Pure Blues Strings in 10 or 11's and this puppy will sing,

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5.0

Great Guitar

By Mike

from Murrieta, CA

I recently aquired a G5122. I think this is one of the best hollowbody guitars on the market for the money. The fit and finish is amazing. It has that distinct Gretsch sound and with a few twinks can deliver even better sound. The tuners are a must replace but this guitar is so nice I still had to give it 5 stars. I sat with a friend who has a Tennessee Rose and you could hardly tell the difference if any at all. Great guitar, if you like Country Rock, Blues and That twingy Gretsch sound this guitar deliver in spades!

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5.0

The G5122

By Michael

from Minneapolis

h, it was love at first sight, er, I mean at first strum of a D9th. I've had Gretsch guitars in the past (Tennessee Rose and Country Gentleman) an like an idiot, I sold them. Well, I got a bad case of Gretsch longing and looke3d at the G5122. Fist thing I did was switch strings to a quality set of 10's. I was amazed, simply amazed, the Gretsch sound at a much less than $2000.00 price tag. The guitar is easy to handle, does not hurt ones shoulder while standing, and that warble like tremolo that can't be beat. I run mine through an Acoustic B200 bass amp for the warmth or a Fender 65R for a little brighter tone. Either way, the guitar is music to my ears, easy on the eyes, and not a strain on the pocket book

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5.0

Great Guitar

By Collin May

from reedville,va

I picked this guitar up as an upgrade from a Mexican Strat. This guitar sounds, looks, and plays fenomenally. It stays in tune excellently. Produces nice mellow tones, but great classic rock tones you don't expect from a hollowbody. Two thumbs up!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WORTH EVERY PENNY.

By Zoe Salvucci

from Boston, MA

I got this guitar a year or so ago, and I wasn't disappointed a bit. Beautiful, to start. Great sound acoustic and electric, and incredible action. It sounds good with virtually any style of music... Jazz, punk, blues, etc. Also, awesome features, like the Bigsby bar. It doesn't get damaged or out of tune easily, which I find very convenient. Worth every penny!!

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Guitar for the money.

By Nick

from Santa Barbara

Fantastic guitar for the money. With a great tone perfect for any kind of rock/blues, this instrument sounds (and looks) like a MUCH more expensive guitar than it actually is. Would recommend the G5122 to any intermediate+ player who's looking for a beautiful sounding hollow-body without dropping $5,000+. Only slight complaint is that the gloss on the back of the guitar scratches easily (so don't try to play a gig in a studded belt unless you've taken adequate precautions -____-). But that's more user error than the instrument's fault. 5/5

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EPIC

By Zoe

from Boston, MA

This is, quite truly, the best guitar I've ever played. The action is incredible, the sound is perfect, the Bigsby bar makes everything cooler, the guitar itself isn't too heavy, and it's just overall perfect.

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun Retro Geetar

By G H

from McLean, VA

Added to the collection (flame top American Fat Strat, Swamp Ash LP). I was looking for a semi-hollow in the mid-low price range to round out the basic axe collection for a bedroom player. Considered the PRS. It sounded good, liked the look of the natural version, but decided I'd rather have a more traditional retro vibe (Beatles fan). I really liked the G5121, but I wanted a double cut, so I was set to buy the JL casino, then found the G5122 online�ۡ����went with George over Paul and John, George was far too underrated anyway so I gave him props with the guitar choice ;-). The first arrived with some scratches. They probably weren't much worse than a guitar off the floor, but since I was buying it "untouched" I wanted any wear on the guitar to come from me. GC exchanged it no problem. Second one arrived flawless, and sounds excellent (as did the first). As others have mentioned, it really does look, feel, sound like a higher end guitar than it's price suggests. I had planned to swap out the pickups for TV Jones to get the brighter punchier mids and highs, but after living with the stock PUs for a while, I like them as is, and will put the money towards a new Vox VT+ amp. The main reason for getting the G5122 over the Casino for me came down to fit and finish on the lower end Casinos (took a gamble on the G5122 unseen that paid off in the end). To equal the G5122 in the Casino, IMO I would have had to go up in price to the JL Casino (which is offset by a hard case, where as the G5122 needs another C note to get the hard case not included). As a Beatles fan, I decided the G5122 still fit the bill, and if I was going to go the Casino route, I'd give the guitar lust a rest, and consider shelling out the money for a Gibson 330 over an Epiphone (more of investment with the Gibson name and retained resale value). To summarize, the G5122 turned out to be a really good choice, fun to play, sounds good, looks good. It makes a great guitar for a new player who wants value for money, and a great lesser priced semi-hollow for others who already have a guitar or two in the above a grand category who don't want to break the bank on yet another new guitar (but just gotta have one anyway). Two thumbs up on the G5122.

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