Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic Hollowbody Double-Cut 12-string - Walnut Stain

12-string Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides; Maple Neck; Rosewood Fretboard; and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Walnut Stain
Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic Hollowbody Double-Cut 12-string - Walnut Stain image 1
Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic Hollowbody Double-Cut 12-string - Walnut Stain image 1
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Distinctive Gretsch 12-string Tone

Incredibly affordable, yet laden with professional features, the G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string hollowbody boasts vintage-voiced Gretsch "Black Top" humbucking pickups, an Adjusto-matic bridge, and gold-plated die-cast tuners. This is your chance to get the classic 12-string tones of the '60s with the great feel of a Gretsch hollowbody. You'll have no problem conjuring the jangly tone you're after with Gretsch's ultra-stylish G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string hollowbody electric guitar.

Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string Hollowbody Guitar at a Glance:
  • Introducing the "Black Top" humbucking pickups
  • Exceptional sonic flexibility
  • The classic jangle of a 12-string electric guitar
Introducing the "Black Top" humbucking pickups

Gretsch uncovered a set of Baldwin-era Filter'Tron pickups with incredible punch and twang - perfect for the G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string hollowbody. They reverse engineered those special pickups to create the "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbucking pickups. These humbucking pickups offer the distinctive Gretsch top-end clarity that is necessary for single-note or chordal electric 12-string playing, while still having enough low end to ensure your sound is never thin or shrill. They're quickly becoming very popular pickups at Sweetwater.

Exceptional sonic flexibility

It's easy to stereotype the Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string hollowbody until you play it, and then you realize you can pull off a lot of tonal tricks with it. Volume controls for each pickup let you create a perfect balance between warmth, bite, and brilliance when both pickups are engaged. The master tone control lets you fine-tune your sound once you've got the pickups dialed in. And of course you'll get sweet tone from the neck and bridge pickups individually.

The classic jangle of a 12-string electric guitar

The Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string hollowbody electric guitar captures the classic jangly 12-string sound of the 1960s. Brought into popularity by guitarists like Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and Mike Nesmith of the Monkees, the double-cutaway 12-string electric has been a staple tone in guitarists' arsenal ever since the flower-power generation first adopted it. Gretsch guitars such as the G5422G-12 have been sought-after for their chimey and jangly tones that only they can provide.

Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string Hollowbody Guitar at a Glance:
  • Double-cutaway hollowbody 12-string electric guitar
  • Laminated maple top, back, and sides add snap and definition to your sound
  • "Black Top" Filter'Tron humbucking pickups deliver exceptional punch and twang
  • 12-string design delivers chorus-type tones and droning techniques
  • Binding on fingerboard and soundholes adds class and distinction
The Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic 12-string offers unmistakable jangle.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 12
Body Material 5-ply Maple
Top Material 5-ply Arched Maple
Color Walnut Stain
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Neck Material Maple, Set
Neck Shape U profile
Radius 12"
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Hump-Block inlays
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Tusq XL
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic Bridge,"G" Cutout Tailpiece
Tuners Vintage Style Open-Back
Neck Pickup Black Top Filter'Tron Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Black Top Filter'Tron Humbucker
Controls Master volume, master tone, neck volume, bridge volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings .010-.056
Manufacturer Part Number 2516013517

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g5422g-12

i have the 6 string and 12 both awesome thanx to sweetwater
5/5

Wow!

This guitar is of utmost Gretsch quality. The workmanship, fit and finish is excellent. I figured I would have a time trying to tune it. It came fully tuned! I just had to adjust the tuning a little on the B and E strings. And it has stayed in tune ever since. The color is more like the Tennessee Rose. It is so easy to play. The tailpiece sits just above the top and it is out of the way. The tone is superb. The strings sit close to the finger board so it doesn't hurt your fingers. I just love this guitar! I'm glad I bought it.
Music background: Studio Musician
4.5/5

Gretsch 12 string.

This 12 string really stays in tune! It plays and sounds like a dream too. REALLY happy with this one.
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