Gretsch G5422T Electromatic BK

Electric Guitar

  • Design: 16" Hollowbody double cut
  • 5-Ply body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck profile: U
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12")
  • Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Fretboard inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
  • Pickups: 2 Black top Filter'Trons
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 1 master volume and 1 master tone
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Nut: Graph Tech Nubone
  • Adjusto-Matic bridge
  • Tremolo: Bigsby licensed B60
  • Colour: Black
  • Finish: High-gloss
  • Corresponding case available under Article Nr #129712' (not included)
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  • Funk
  • Indie
  • Rock
  • Rockabilly

Further Information

Colour Black
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 625 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo Yes
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Unique sound addition to my guitar arsenal!
Bb in Vienna, 08.03.2018
I am a pro rock and blues guitarist. I have 3 Fender Stratocasters, a Telecaster, a Gibson Les Paul, a Les Paul Junior, a Les Paul Special, an ES-339 along with great amps including my Fender Reverb Deluxe, Laney Lionheart, and lately the Roland JC-22 and also many various pedals, of course.

I decided to add a Gretsch hollow body electric, well because I wanted to expand my sound vocabulary even more and this guitar is simply perfect. A very responsive, emotional instrument that has it's very own sounds completely apart from the others I use. Simply plugging this Gretsch into whatever system I had been using with any other guitar and suddenly it all opens up into a huge new world of sounds, ideas and even techniques I had not found on the other instruments.

Of course, chords sound just beautiful and really come alive on this guitar, but I am more impressed with the lead guitar tones of this guitar. Distorted, clean and everything in between and this guitar actually sings with a very confident and distinctive voice all its own.

The workmanship is absolutely top notch, regardless of this "low to mid price". Honestly, an excellent guitar that just excites me very much...the possibilities feel wide open just holding it and playing it is a true pleasure.

I would have to say that if I were to have only one guitar to express myself, I would use my Stratocaster because of the sheer variety living in it. That said, my Gretsch and I still have quite a lot to say and I would be quite proud with this excellent guitar as my one and only sound.
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OK but not happy
Peeters, 01.05.2019
Biggest problem is build quality. For this price and brand guitar I hoped it would be flawless. After some rehersals strap holding screws just fell off. When I tried to screw them back it seemed that there's no screw threads. I had to glue them on. Overall it felt like a cheap copy of Gretch from China. While using tremolo it gets out of tune. Every product has a "black sheeps" and maybe I got it this time. Overall it looks cool and makes You cooler on stage, maybe :) Playability is ok - soft and percise.
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Une très bonne guitare
Dr snuggles, 29.05.2020
Superbe guitare! Finitions irréprochables!

Je l'utilise pour du blues/rock et Rock
Pour ça aussi vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés!

Pour ma part (mais il semblerait que cela soit récurent sur ce modèle) un upgrad est à prévoir au niveau du chevalet. Un bruit parasite (harmonique) se fait entendre lors du jeu. Il naît de la distance qui sépare le chevalet du bigsby, et nécessite de remplacer le chevalet par un Rocking Bar Bridge dispo chez thomann pour 59€ ; sinon il faut muter avec la paume de la main ( ce qui se fait aussi...)

Le potard du tone mériterait aussi d'être upgrader, Mais pour le moment, et comme sa vocation est de faire uniquement du studio (pas envie de l’abîmer sur scène!!!) ça me convient très bien!

A part ces deux points, qui n'ont rien de rédhibitoire (je suis juste très exigeant), l'instrument est top!
Foncez!
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Beeindruckend!
Markus565, 16.10.2016
Warum Gretsch? Ich denke da spielt die coole `50s Optik für viele eine entscheidende Rolle. Aber um es vorweg zu nehmen: Die G5422t hat mich auf ganzer Linie überzeugt, sowohl was Verarbeitung und Sound angeht.

Die Gretsch aus der Electromatic Serie wird in Korea bei Samick gebaut. Und Samick selbst ist ja auch kein unbeschriebenes Blatt im Gitarrenbau. Die Verarbeitungsqualität ist top. Da ist mal eine winzigster Farbeinlauf am Binding, aber bitte. Kein Grund für eine Abwertung. Auch im Inneren sauberste Verarbeitung, keine Leimnasen o.Ä. Begeistert hat mich die Werkseinstellung. Da hat vielleicht jemand einen guten Tag gehabt. Die Seitenlage war enorm flach eingestellt bei fast geradem Hals, und das ohne jegliches Scheppern in allen Lagen auf allen Seiten. Die Bespielbarkeit ist top. Das beschriebene "U"-Profil des Halses hatte mich zunächst abgeschreckt, aber da kann ich Entwarnung geben. Der hals ist NICHT klobig sondern sehr angenehm bespielbar.

Im Vergleich zum Vorgängermodell wurde die G5422t optisch aufgewertet. Kleinere Kopfplatte mit Binding, Mehrfachbinding am Korpus, Electromatic Schriftzug nun auf dem Pickguard und Neo-Classic (Thumbnail) Einlagen. Alles in allem total stimmiges Design. Etwas Überraschend war die leichte Kopflastigkeit trotz Bigsby und kleinerer Kopfplatte. Das lässt sich aber mit entsprechendem Gurt gut beheben. Gurt, ... ja das ist das Einzige womit man sich auseinandersetzen muss.

Die Gurthalter sind Gretsch-typisch zweigeteilt, d.h. man kann das obere Teil abschrauben, Gurt drüber und wieder festschrauben. Quasi ein frühes Security-System. Sieht super aus, ist in der Praxis aber je nach Dicke des Gurtes etwas fummelig. Nichts für eben schnell drauf und wieder runter. Man "verheiratet" praktisch den Gurt längerfristig mit der Gitarre. Wer häufig den Gurt runter nimmt sollte eventuell über einen Wechsel auf Schaller Security-Locks nachdenken, diese macht Gretsch z.B. selbst auf die Players-Edition.

Der Sound ist Gretsch-typisch und letztendlich absolut vielseitig. Clean oder angezerrt klingt alles prima mit den Blacktop-Filter-Trons. Das ist nicht nur was für Country oder Rockabilly. Definitiv nicht (was spielte Pete Townshend nochmal auf "Who?s Next"? Gretsch!).

Der Preis ist fair, man sollte aber definitiv einen Koffer mit einkalkulieren. Die Gitarre kommt im Pappkarton, hat aber definitiv einen Koffer verdient.
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