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Gretsch G5422G-12 Electromatic Hollowbody Double-Cut 12-string - Black

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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.

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

Tech Specs

  • Body Type: Hollowbody
  • Body Shape: Doublecut
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 12
  • Body Material: 5-ply Maple
  • Top Material: Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Color: Black
  • Neck Material: Maple, Set
  • Neck Shape: U profile
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Hump blocks
  • Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • 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 (treble bleed circuit), master tone, neck volume, bridge volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings: .010-.056
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2516013506

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