This is a B-Stock or factory blemished guitar. It is not a return or refurbished instrument and it is not used. Almost without exception the blemishes we see from Gretsch are nearly imperceptible in the form of minor hazing or scuffing on the finish, or very small drip in the finish near the output jack plate. These blemishes are always very very minor and can save you hundreds of dollars on your purchase! We inspect each B-Stock extensively before we ship and guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase with our 14 day no questions asked return policy effective the day that you receive your shipment. If you have any questions about the nature of these "B" Stock instruments please feel free to reach out to us!
This is the newly redesigned G5422TG Electromatic hollow body from Gretsch! Since its introduction, the Electromatic series has embodied the essential Gretsch design and tone elements at an affordable price. With a few new tweaks, Gretsch has taken this outstanding line of electrics to a new level of professionalism and value.
The new Electromatic models have modifications and improvements both cosmetic and functional. For the new G5422TG they’ve added gold hardware and the body is now quadruple bound and finished with an aged white binding giving the guitar more luxurious yet vintage style. They’ve added a Graphtech Nubone nut for increased sustain and reduced string friction, which helps keep the guitar in tune with even the most rigorous Bigsby tremolo modulations. Gretsch has also modified the electronics, adding a treble bleed circuit to the volume pot, so your tone stays clean and crisp as you swell the volume.
The G5422TG is a full hollow body arch top with parallel tone bar bracing and a sound post. The sound post adds stability to the structure and increases sustain while allowing the guitar to retain the essential hollow body sound. This model features a thinner 2.25” double cutaway body that recalls the Chet Atkins Nashville and Country Gentleman models of the 1960’s. This design improves overall ergonomics and with a neck that joins the body at 17th fret this guitar offers much easier access to the upper frets. The neck angle is just right allowing the guitar to be set up with perfect action all along its 22 frets. The playability of the G5422TG is fantastic with nice low action and excellent fretwork. The neck is a "C" style shape with a low profile but not too thin. The new "Black Top" Filter’Tron pickups are excellent with full bodied tone and a warm vintage character. The bridge pickup is bright and snappy and has just the right amount of "twang". It has a well defined mid range and responds very well with as much overdrive as you like. The neck pickup is mellow and springy with a more "scooped" tonal character and sounds jazzy and mellow when played clean or smooth when overdriven. When combined, the pickup set creates the classic and lush, full bodied and articulate tone you’d expect from a Gretsch. Wheather it's rock & roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, fingerstyle or punk rock and beyond, the G5422TG is right at home delivering the quintessential Gretsch sound. The G5422TG is a wonderfully versatile guitar that looks as good as it sounds, and that’s saying something!
Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz
Neck Measurements: 1st Fret .79” , 9th Fret .86”
Series: Electromatic® Collection
Part Number: 250-6014-517
Body Material: 5-Ply Maple, Gloss Finish
Upper Bout: 11.5” (295mm)
Lower Bout: 16” (40.64 cm)
Waist: 9.75” (245 mm)
Neck: Maple, “U” Shape, Gloss Finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” (305 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump Block (aka "Alamo")
Nut (Material/Width): Graph Tech® NuBone™, 1.6875” (43mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Open-Back
Scale Length: 24.6” (625 mm)
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™, Secured Rosewood Base
Tailpiece: Bigsby® Licensed B60 Vibrato Tailpiece
Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Black Gretsch® Logo
Pickups: Blacktop™ Filter’Tron™ (Bridge) Black Top Filter’Tron™ (Neck)
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
Knobs/Hardware: G-Arrow, Chrome Hardware
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046
Case/Gig Bag: Not Included from the factory, Several case options are available through Cream City Music, please inquire for details!
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.