1 stulevine 2 months ago Let me first say, I had a gift certificate for $1000 and was determined to get the best quality guitar for my $$$. I always wanted a hollow body to round out my guitar collection (Taylor 114ce Acoustic, Les Paul 2018 Classic Sun Burst with zebra 57' style pickups, and 2019 Sea Green Fender Professional Strat). I did look at getting a Gibson ES-335 (about $500 over my budget) or an Epiphone equivalent, but the Limited Edition G5422TG really caught my eye. For me, and all the Youtube reviews I've gone through, the Gretsch just won me over. I bought the guitar without playing it first. Not what I usually like to do, but it after all the reviews and such, I was pretty convinced I'd be happy with my purchase. And I was. Actually surpassed my expectations with respect to quality in that price range. The only dilemma for me is that it did not come with a case. A first for me. I did some searching around and the only case that was recommended was the G6214FT, which got some pretty terrible reviews on Amazon and even on Youtube. I looked around a bit more but finally settled on the Gretsch G6214 Deluxe case. for the extra $40, it is well worth the cost. My G5422TG fits nicely. However, and I know this was also an issue with the G6214FT, is that the depth of the case does is a little more than the actual guitar. I wonder if there are any other Gretsch G5422TG owners who recommend adding some padding under the neck to compensate for the space?