Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5122-DC Hollow Body

2008 Gretsch 5122-DC: KS08024118

Owned by
Edison
Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Jet Black
Fretboard
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
GretschBucker
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
Bigsby B-50
Modifications

I found the factory open tuners okay, but a couple were loose and one bent when I took possession. I've since replaced them with Grover Sta-Tite tuners that look very similar to the factory tuners.

I also wanted a more traditional look and some contrast, so I ordered the silver Gretsch pickguard, swapping out the transparent one.

Unusual factory features

For a while, the 5122 was produced with a clear plexi pickguard. It was later replaced with the more standard silver plexi, with a black Gretsch logo.

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3 months ago Last modified 2019-06-16 15:10:28

Purchased from the original owner, there is very little fret wear and it's in overall excellent/mint condition.

Sweet! I have an ‘05, also has the clear plexi pick guard. I absolutely fell in love with this guitar, never had a neck/fretboard feel so natural to my hand. Congratulations!

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