Gretsch Electromatic G5422TDC: The Cherry Blossom

Gretsch Electromatic G5422TDC: Cherry Blossom

We are lucky enough to have received one of these very special limited edition guitars from Gretsch – the Gretsch G5422TDC “Cherry Blossom”. This double-cutaway hollow body has all the chime, twang, and crunch that a Gretsch-lover could want, thanks in no small part to the Black Top FilterTron pickups: a new addition to the Electromatic line.

In addition to being a stunning guitar, the G5422TDC Cherry Blossom has an interesting tale behind its creation. Here’s the complete story, straight from Fender:


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 30, 2012) – Sometimes with good intentions, even the best well laid out plans can go haywire, with glorious results. Case in point…

An experienced painter at the Gretsch® factory begins prepping top coats on two-hundred (200) of the NEW Electromatic® G5422TDCG double-cutaway guitars in the color “Snow Crest White”. What the painter didn’t realize was he had connected the source paint supply with a contaminated feed line that was freshly used to color a run of guitars in Cherry Red.

Once the paint cured on the guitars, the shop foreman questioned the painter on his method that created the now gorgeous high-gloss white finish that embodied a hint of red tint, a color that WASN’T scheduled to be produced. Embarrassed and unsure at the time how the mis-hap occurred, the painter in an effort to save face, responded with confidence, “what you see before you is not guitars painted the wrong color, but 200 instruments finished in the shade, “CHERRY BLOSSOM.”

Limited global quantity of 200 units – G5422TDCG Cherry Blossom Hollow Body Electric p/n 2504814569

The Electromatic® G5422TDCG is a bound double-cutaway hollow body guitar that features sound-post bracing and elegant bound f-holes. In addition, it features the dynamic new “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups, based on a select found set of Baldwin-era Filter’Tron™ pickups, which provide a knockout punch and phenomenal twang. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, gold plexi pickguard, three-position pickup switch, classic “G” arrow control knobs, rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Bigsby®-licensed B60G vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style open-back tuners and gold-plated hardware.

Current Canadian MAP Price: $1189.99 Canadian Dollars

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