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Gretsch G5122 DISCONTINUED


NOTE: This instrument has been discontinued and is no longer available from Fender or Gretsch. This post remains for historical purposes only.

Click here to see the current version of this guitar, the G5422DC.

Serial Number Varies as new; this one is KS11014299. Made in Korea.
Pricing $999 Canadian Dollars with case.
Neck Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, Neo-Classic inlays. Scale length is 24.5″ (62.2 cm), and the nut width is 1.6875″ (43mm).
Frets 22 medium frets, which go over the fingerboard binding.
Body Laminated Maple in the Country Gentleman shape. 2.25″ (57mm) body depth, 16″ (40.64cm) width at lower bout.
Finish Gloss urethane. Available in Walnut (shown) and Black.
Hardware/electronics Two GretschBuckers with chrome covers, master volume, master tone, individual volume controls, pickup selector. Chrom G-Arrow knobs. Chrome B60 Bigsby, chrome adjusto-matic bridge, chrome Stat-Tite type open tuning gears. Grey Plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. Some models have a clear pickguard.
Playability/Action Plays great! The wider, flatter fingerboard is very easy to make complex chords and fingerpick. The neck joint on this guitar starts at the 15th fret rather than the 12th, making the upper registers much more accessible.
Case Hardshell Case included
Comments The Gretsch Electromatic models are really exceptional instruments. Taking strong cues from Gretsch’s 612x ‘Pro’ line, these high-quality guitars are completely ready for use at a gig or session.

The G5122DC model is closer to the G6122II, an updated version of the 6122 Country Gentleman. One of the key differences between the 6122 and 6122II is the neck joint; on the 6122II model the heel starts at the 15th fret, while on the 6122 it starts at the 12th fret.

As on most Gretsch hollowbodies and other archtop instruments, the bridge base ‘floats’: it isn’t affixed to the guitar top. Usually this is not a problem, but if you have a vigorous playing style, a little bow rosin on the bridge base will keep it from sliding.


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