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Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body

Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body models with new FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups and trestle bracing system  ·  Source: Gretsch

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Gretsch has refreshed their Electromatic Classic Hollow Body models, so that now you get their new FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups, plus a new trestle bracing system across all three models in the range. Available in both right and left handed versions, along with a 12-sting model.

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Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body

There are three new Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body models including the G5420 and the G5422 which are both available in right and left handed versions, and the G5422G-12 which is a 12-string model. Each of the three new models feature laminated maple bodies and C-shaped maple necks with laurel fingerboards fitted with 22 medium jumbo frets.

Gretsch Electromatic G5422G-12 Walnut Stain 12-string

Gretsch Electromatic G5422G-12 Walnut Stain 12-string model

Colours

The G5420 is available in Airline Silver, Azure Metallic, Orange Stain and Walnut Stain finishes, then the G5422 is available in Orange Stain, Snowcrest White, and Walnut Stain finishes.  Finally the G5422G-12 is available in either Single Barrel Burst or a Walnut Stain finish. The left-handed G5420 is only available in Orange Stain, and the left-handed G5422 comes  in Snowcrest White.

Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420T Orange Stain

Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420T Orange Stain with Bigsby

Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420LH Orange Stain

Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420LH Orange Stain

FT-5E Filter’Tron & Trestle Bracing

Those FT-5E Filter’Tron new pickups are controlled by two volume knobs, plus a master volume knob with a treble bleed circuit, along with a master tone knob, and a three-way toggle switch. Then we have this new Trestle Bracing which Gretsch says offers improved sustain and a snappier attack.

Gretsch G5422 Electromatic Snowcrest White

Gretsch G5422 Electromatic Snowcrest White

Gretsch G5422LH Electromatic Snowcrest White

Gretsch G5422LH Electromatic Snowcrest White

Bigsby

The newly updated G5420T and G5422TG both come fitted with a Bigsby vibrato, whereas the left-handed version comes instead with a G-cutout tailpiece. You get nickel hardware on the G5420 and gold hardware on both of the G5422 and G5422G-12 models. You can hear these new Electromatic Classic Hollow Body models in the official Gretsch video below.

Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic SW

Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic SW

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Gretsch G5420T Electromatic OS

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic OS

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Gretsch G5420T Electromatic AM

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic AM

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Gretsch G5420T Electromatic WS

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic WS

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Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic WS

Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic WS

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Gretsch G5420T Electromatic AS

Gretsch G5420T Electromatic AS

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Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Video

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  • Gretsch Electromatic G5422G-12 Walnut Stain 1-string: Gretsch
  • Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420T Orange Stain: Gretsch
  • Gretsch Electromatic Classic G5420LH Orange Stain: Gretsch
  • Gretsch G5422 Electromatic Snowcrest White: Gretsch
  • Gretsch G5422LH Electromatic Snowcrest White: Gretsch
Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollow Body

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