The updated Gretsch G5422 Electromatic Hollowbody is now even more of a sonic beast with the new Black Top Filtertron pickups, based in part on the old Baldwin era Filtertrons. These have a new backbone that imparts a real voice to this Electromatic—powerful, warm and with tangible twang.
Everything about this instrument is slick—even acoustically, the 5-ply Maple body with sound-post bracing resonates just beautifully. This has a Snow Crest White finish and gold hardware including the adjust-omatic bridge and Bigsby licensed vibrato tailpiece. The body, neck and f-holes are all beautifully bound, and the Rosewood fretboard features humpback pearloid inlays. You've got 3-way switching, a volume for each pickup, plus Master Volume and Master Tone. The neck on this Gretsch G5422 Electromatic Hollowbody is killer, too, with a 1.6875" nutwidth and 22 medium jumbo frets.
||5 ply Maple hollowbody; Snow Crest White gloss urethane finish
||Body, f holes and fingerboard
||24.5" (62.2 cm)
||22, Medium Jumbo
||1.6875" (42.8 mm)
||Rosewood, hump block inlays
||Black Top Filtertron
||Rosewood based Adjusto-matic; Bigsby licensed B60G Vibrato Tailpiece
||Vintage style open back
||3 way switching; Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
||2.25" (57 mm) depth
||Case not included
||Includes a free set up from our luthiers