The G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar sparkles with the lushly full and distinctively chiming sound that only comes from doubling the number of strings on a fine Gretsch guitar. Furt... Read More
The G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar sparkles with the lushly full and distinctively chiming sound that only comes from doubling the number of strings on a fine Gretsch guitar. Further, it features two dynamic "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which endow the latest generation of Electromatic hollow-body models with an electrifying voice and identity.
Full and balanced 12-string tone emanates from its bound double-cutaway hollowbody, which features sound-post bracing and elegant bound f holes. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, silver plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge and "G" Cutout Tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chrome hardware.
Case sold separately.
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Our classic rock group has been doing more tunes where a 12 string electric is needed. I looked at the Dean Boca, Ibanez Artcore, Danelectro, the Italia and the Gretsch 5422. There wasn't much debate when it came to which gave the best overall jangle per dollar (the Blacktop pickups are great for 12 strings). Not a small guitar it still is comfortable and finished very well. I polished the nut and saddles to remove any burs (very few were present, put a fresh set of strings on it (Elixir Nano)and adjusted the action to suit my particular taste (surprisingly low action for a 12 string). I did turn the G string saddle around to get more room to adjust for intonation (spot on now), the neck didn't need any adjustment. I take the time to do all these things with any guitar I purchase so none of this was unusual to do. I own Custom House Gibson's, PRS Maryland made, and Taylor guitars - I am used to well put together instruments. This Gretsch did not disappoint. Yes it has a poly finish and not hand done lacquer, but it looks great, sounds beautiful and plays well. It is a great example of Korean craftsmanship. Truly great value for the price.
Since purchasing my 5422-12 about a year ago, it is the guitar that is always with me for every practice or church service. It is easy to play, fast for a 12 string, tuning is more stable than any other guitar I have, and when paired with my Fender Super Champ, I can cover about 80% of the music I need to play. Works great with my VFE Blues King pedal for a bit of overdrive, and works well with reverb, chorus and delay, never losing that distinctive Gretsch sound. This guitar put my Dean Boca out to pasture. Very happy with this guitar, it will be a crucial part of my gear for many years to come, recommend it to anyone wanting a 12 string that is user friendly, both playing and on the pocketbook.
Purchased my Gretsch 5422-12,in black, new in Nov 2012. My small guitar collection includes a Gretsch Country Gentleman and a Martin HD-28. Our band plays 50s, 60s,and 70s rock, so I wanted a 12 string (sound) to fit in some of those 12 string songs. I looked at almost all the "high'end" 12 string models and found them either too hard to play or too expensive. So I ordered the 5422-12 sight unseen (because no one had one to play in my area), and I figured it's a Gretsch so how bad could it be? The guitar was great right out of the box and a real beauty, although it was "playable" it needed a set-up. The workmanship was well done and the paint job is perfect, except I did not like the squared off nut, which I had rounded off to match the Country Gent during set-up. A set of new strings stopped a going out of tune problem but the G string is still misbehaving. A feww more hours of playing should stopp this as well. I am very pleased with the guitar and if you're looking for an inexpensive 12er, I would recommend this one.
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