The Gretsch G5422T Electromatic is a stunning hollow body guitar that tips it's hat to the legendary double cut Gretschs of old. Featuring premium Maple five-ply construction, the G5422T produces a thick and complex resonant tone that screams classic Gretsch - very much indebted to its black top Filter'Tron pickups, which Gretsch's team based on a vintage Baldwin era pickup.
Even for such a classic instrument, Gretsch have found a small, yet profound upgrade to be made. The treble bleed circuit for the master volume control maintains the sparkle and cut to your tone as you reduce the volume. Add in an original Bigsby tremolo system and you're good to go.
Here's what Gretsch say about the G5422T:
No nonsense, Electromatic hollow-body guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. They’re your next-step Gretsch—bold, dynamic and articulate, and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability.
Sleek yet aggressive, the G5422T has a thinner, fully hollow build with a true Filter’Tron™ voice that captures the resonant hollow-body sound with a more present and chiming voice. Like all Electromatic guitars, it delivers the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart as the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll guitars from the very beginning. It’s the sound of honor itself - play proud.
- Dual Black Top Filter'Tron humbucking pickups
- Versatile upgraded controls including master volume treble bleed circuit
- Oversized bound F-holes and aged multi-ply body binding
- Smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock
- Graph Tech® NuBone™ nut
- Pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” fingerboard inlays
- Bigsby® B60 vibrato tailpiece