Modern Gretsch Guitars

G5222 - anybody got one yet?

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Anybody tried the new G5222 yet? At least some people who make YouTube videos are ecstatic about theirs!

How does it compare to the G5220?

Edit: I am referring to the guitar, not the amp.

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Not to be obtuse, but G5222 was an amp first.

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Indeed, true. I was referring to the guitar.

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Is kind of strange they'd use the same model number as the amp, even if it is no longer produced.

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I watched a couple of review videos, and it has some substantial upgrades over past models.

It's now got a chambered body (instead of solid body), Black Top Broad'Tron pickups (same form factor as Filter'Tron and TV Jones pickups should you decide to upgrade your pickups), contoured neck heel (easier access to the higher register than before), upgraded tuners.

It looks like a solid guitar! It's priced right too. If you buy online, buy from somewhere that has a liberal return policy. It's doubtful you'll get a clinker, Gretsch has great quality control, but it can happen.

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Is kind of strange they'd use the same model number as the amp, even if it is no longer produced.

– Metman

That's my point.


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