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Gretsch Guitars G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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  • Bound double-cutaway hollowbody
  • Sound-post bracing
  • Elegant bound f holes.
  • Maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays
  • Silver plexi pickguard
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups
  • Three-position pickup switch
  • Classic "G" arrow control knobs
  • Rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • "G" Cutout Tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
  • Body Shape: Double Cutaway
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Sound Post
  • Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.8125" (46 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
  • Bridge Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Bridge Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: "Black Top" Filter'Tron Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Open-Back
  • Unique Features: Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes and Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, "G" Cutout Tailpiece
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Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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Gretsch 5422-12

By Dana Bohn

from Harrisburg PA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar:

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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Jangle all the way


from Bonney Lake, WA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar:

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome guitar

By Tim

from Williamsburg, VA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422DC-12 Electromatic 12-String Hollowbody Guitar:

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.

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