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Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatic Center-Block - Black Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Belhaven, NC September 26, 2014Music Background:
    Singer, Actor, Dancer, Waiter…Screenwriter...

    Good Night Louise

    Absolutely beautiful guitar. It's got all the jangle and sparkle you would expect from a Gretsch, but it also has real cojones in the low end from the Spruce center block. I'm loving it through my Diamond pedals Boost EQ. I have another Gretsch hollow and simply cannot get the shear volume before feedback that I can with this new dark angel. Very well executed and an excellent value.

  • from Washington, DC May 31, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist, Former Live Sound Engineer

    Wow, Just WOW...

    I cannot believe how great this guitar sounds and plays. The super hilotrons are an amazing pickup, and the three pickup format with the on/off switch works perfectly.
    The bridge pickup with the middle pickup off jangles and sparkles like a rick, with the middle pickup on it has a more rocking tone. The neck pickup sounds beautiful as well in both positions, it can be jazzy, or a darker sound as well. It also sounds like a classic gretsch, though hilotrons have a different tone then filtertrons. The guitar is a tone monster and one has to intentionally make it sound bad for it to sound bad.
    The fit and finish of the guitar is beautiful like most Korean guitars these days, meaning it stands up to the some of the best Japanese and American guitars. The 5 ply maple construction put's it up there with some of the best instruments out there.

    Some have state the quality of this guitar is very close to the japanese pro-lines. I think that may be the case as well. The maple and spruce combo has a great tone. The weight is a little heavier then a typical gretsch, but pretty typical of semi-hollowbody guitars.

    With that being said, I am wondering why Gretsch has went with the super hilotrons in the neck position only with the other electromatic center blocks. It is a great pickup that really shines in the bridge. Either way the fact they did something different with this guitar is great. This is an outstanding instrument, and an instant classic. Let's hope gretsch keeps with this one.

  • from February 27, 2014Music Background:
    Keen amateur musician

    Gretsch G5622T

    She's a beauty. Very happy, and well worth the import. Have removed the Gretsch strap hardware and replaced with black Schaller clip locks, which was pretty straighrforward to do and looks great. Love it!

  • from Canton, Michigan December 31, 2013Music Background:
    on and off again musician

    Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatic Center-Block - Black

    Fantastic sound, action, and looks. The thinner body is a plus. Was a little worried about buying a Korean made but those worries have been put to rest. Been playing it through a 58 bassman and the sound is unbelievable. Had sweetwater lower the action and they did as promised. Once again Geoff Allen went above and beyond taking care of it for me. Not only do you get a good guitar but excellent customer service as well. Only complaint is it should come with a case. Had to buy it separately.

  • from January 20, 2016

    Great Gretsch tones. Neck too thin

    The guitar sounds great, but for a guy with large hands, it's hard to play.
    The neck is so thin it causes my fingers to press on the frets harder than my other guitars. This causes certain notes in chords to be out of tune when played... which is not good! It's a through-body neck, so there's no replacing it with a heftier rounded neck. Sadly, I'll be returning it.

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