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When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, whic... Click To Read More About This Product


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When the Gretsch R&D team recently unearthed a Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickup with knockout punch and phenomenal twang, they incorporated its DNA into dynamic "Black Top" Filter'Tron pickups, which now endow Electromatic hollow-body instruments such as the G5422TDC with an electrifying voice and identity.

The G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar is a sharp Gretsch guitar with a bound double-cutaway hollowbody featuring 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 Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and chrome-plated 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
  • Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners
  • Body
    Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
    Body Shape: Double Cutaway
    Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
    Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Maple
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 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 Toggle: 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, Bound Fingerboard, Silver Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Bigsby -Licensed B60 Vibrato
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Can't Put In Down!

By Skip

from Isleton, CA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


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      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      What a great guitar for the price! Every time it put it back in its stand, 30 minutes later I've grabbed it and start playing again! My bandmate has a Gibson 335 that I've played and I can't say that I enjoy it anymore than my Gretsch G5422TDC. And at 1/4 the cost of the Gibson, my saving account (and wife!) are REALLY happy!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Amazing Sound

      By Scott

      from Sacramento, CA

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      Unfortunately lost my guitars ( Strat, Tele, Jackson) in a house fire so this is the first ax I have replaced. Could not be happier with the sound and tone. It's got the prefect amount of twang to it and sounds great through tubes or solid state. Extremely versatile guitar with beautiful craftsmanship.

      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Everything I dreamed it would be, and more.

      By Logan Reid

      from Washington

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      No complaints. It's awesome.

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


      quality axe

      By frank jackson

      from Norfolk, Virginia

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      I ordered my new G5422TDC from GC and when it arrived at my house and I opened the box It was love at first sight. It is just beautiful and extremely well made. This one seems as nice as any other Gretsch I have owned. the workmanship and looks are outstanding. Right out of the box with a little tuning, it played great. The neck is comfortable and fast. The controls are typical Gretsch and you can dial in many tones to suit your needs. Jazz, rock, country can be found in these black top Filtertrons. Well done Gretsch!!!I have played for 30+ years and have more guitars than I will admit, but this one is very worthy of being on stage and will be.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


      Amazing in every way

      By michael miles

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      I got my Gretsch G5422TDC in Walnut May 14,2013. I absolutely love it. It is superior in every way to all other models similar to it. The quality of construction, fit, finish, sound, weight, and neck are far superior to the others, Epiphone Swingster Royale, Ibanez, etc. The blacktop Filtertron pick ups are great, love the Bigsby B60 Tailpiece, and vibrato. I'm very happy with my decision, and the staff at Guitar Center were great. Joy was my salesperson, she is very knowledgeable, highly recommend her and the store, and of course the guitar. Love It, Love It. Now I know why George Harrison and John Lennon, both played Gretsch. I paired mine with a Vox Valvetronix VT80+ 80 Watt 1X12 Combo Amp, and they are the perfect match. I would still like to add the Vox AC30C2X 30 Watt 2X12 in the future. Thank You again Joy and Guitar Center. Mike Males

      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


      My guitar gently weeps.

      By dennis berry

      from Alexandria

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      George Harrison, was right; this guitar will cry, it will resonate, it will call others to you. It's voice is like the call of a bird on a moonlit lake. The neck is fast and true, you can stop on a dime and give 9 cents change. Blues notes would do Albert,and B.B. King proud. you can Rock and Roll like Chuck Berry, or sling precise melodic riffs in the discipline of Chet Atkins. This is a quality instrument. She has a voice like Strisand and Huston, awsome range and guality. This guitar will take you where ever you have the ability to ask it go. Her only limit is, my Talent. as I get better, "ROXANNE" has the "RED LIGHT" ON and IS "Waiting, Silently For ME". She is not expensive, but she is quality. This baby will look good on your arm too.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Very Nice Guitar for the Price


      from Flint, Mi

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      I ordered an Epiphone 345 and waited eight months only to find out they quit making it. I had looked at the Gretsch 5122 and opted for the Epi. I've had this guitar now for a couple of weeks and I have to say the G5422TDC is one very well made and great sounding guitar for the money. Out of the box intonation was great, flawless workmanship I got the transparent red and Im very satisfied with this guitar.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Amazing sound and a great price!


      from Jacksonville, FL

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G5422TDC Electromatic Hollowbody Guitar:

      This guitar has a great sound and feel. Intonation was amazing right out of the box. I held out for the release of this guitar and opted to buy it instead of the 5122. I'm glad I did. The extra couple of hundred dollars adds Filtertron pickups, great binding in the F-holes, and new fingerboard inlays. I love this guitar. I paired it u with a fender blues junior and it produces some of the sweetest tone I have ever produced. Because the strings that are sent with the guitar are 11's, I changed them for 10's to suit my playing, which is bluesy with lots of bends. Now it is my go-to guitar for everything. Handles loud distortion fairly well, just have to be a few feet from the amp.

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