Gretsch Intros New Electromatics


Gretsch G5440LSB Electromatic Hollow Body Long Scale BassGretsch is adding seven new models to its Electromatic line: the G5422TDC Hollow Body, the G5422TDCG Hollow Body, the G5420T, G5422DC-12 Hollow Body 12-String, the G5420LH Hollow Body Left-Hand, the G5440LSB Hollow Body Long Scale Bass, and G5442BDC Short Scale Bass.

The G5422TDC Hollow Body and G5422TDCG Hollow Body are bound double-cutaways with Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpieces (B60G on the G5422TDCG). The G5422TDC is available in Black, Red and Walnut Stain, and the G5422TDCG is available in Snow Crest White. The G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body is the single-cutaway version of the G5422TDC and is available in Black, Orange, Sunburst and Aspen Green.

The G5422DC-12 Hollow Body 12-String has a bound, double-cut body with a “G” cutout tailpiece. The G5420LH Hollow Body Left-Hand model has a bound single-cutaway hollow body with a harp tailpiece.

The G5440LSB Hollow Body Long Scale Bass and G5442BDC Short Scale Bass have bound bodies and “G”-cutout tailpieces. The G55440LSB has a single-cutaway body and 34” scale, while the G5442BDC is a double-cutaway with a 30.25” scale length.

All of the models have bound rosewood fingerboards with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-black pearloid inlays, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridges, maple necks, silver plexi pick guards (gold plexi pick guards on the G5422TDCG),  three-position pickup switches, classic “G” arrow control knobs, sound post-bracing, bound f holes, and chrome-plated hardware  (gold-plated on the G5422TDCG). They use new Black Top Filter’Tron pickups, based on Baldwin-era Filter’Trons.

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