Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body - Orange Stain
The G5422TG Electromatic Hollow Body is a gorgeous addition to the Gretsch line. It features a bound, double-cutaway hollow body, sound-post bracing and elegant bound f-holes. With its 2 FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups and gold-plated Bigsby B60G vibrato tailpiece, you’re looking at—and listening to—a powerful, attention-getting Gretsch.
This one has a big, fat sound. The double-coil FT-5E pickups offer a great clean tone but it can also crank. And the hollow body is great for players who use controlled feedback as part of their sound. This one gets it, and does it in style.
Other features include a maple neck; bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays; gold plexi pickguard; three-position pickup switch; classic “G” arrow control knobs; rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge; vintage-style open-back tuners and gold-plated hardware.
- Body 5-ply maple top, sides and back
- Finish Orange Stain Gloss urethane
- Body depth 2 1/4”
- Neck Maple, "C" shape
- Scale Length 24.6
- Fingerboard Rosewood, bound / 12” radius
- Inlay Humpback
- Frets 22
- Nut Width 1.6875
- Tailpiece/Bridge Gold-plated B60G Bigsby w/ Adjusto-matic Bridge
- Tuners Vintage-style open-back
- Pickups FT-5E Filter’Tron
- Controls • Master Volume
• Neck Pickup Volume/ Bridge Pickup Volume / Master Tone
• 3-position pickup selector
Why We Like Gretsch Electromatic Guitars
The Gretsch Electromatic nameplate has been around for many years. Now, it signifies the company’s line of guitars built in China. The guitars are very well made, the electronics/pickups are really good and quality control is excellent (we’ve had several players say these are better-made guitars than some of the old NY-made Gretsch instruments). In short, we’re happy to recommend these great-looking, vibey, very affordable Gretsch guitars — you can’t find a better, more economical way to get “that great Gretsch sound.”