Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5422-TDCG

2012 Gretsch 5422-TDCG: KS12043000

Owned by
J(ust an old Cowboy)D
Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
White
Fretboard
Ebonized Rosewood with Humped Block inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
"Blacktop" FilterTron
Tuners
Unknown
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Neck pickup volume
  • Bridge pickup volume
  • Master Tone (knob)
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Unknown knobs
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
Licensed Bigsby
Modifications

Brass Tru-Arc bridge.

Removed Pickguard

Unusual factory features

S/N on label is hand written and matches the stamped S/N on the back of the headstock.

Model number on label is typed/printed: 5422T

Color is "snowcrest white" with white binding on body and "f" holes, and ebonized rosewood fretboard and base.

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
5 years ago Last modified 2018-12-12 12:28:45

Joe Carducci brought this guitar to the 2012 KC Roundup for a "give away"

I was the lucky winner.

Joe was introducing the new 5422 line up at this Roundup.

He said that this guitar was the first "pre production" unit to hit the States for production approval, and that this guitar was used for all photo shoots for the new Gretsch catalog and 5422 promo pics.

End numbers in the serial number are "000"

Joe set this guitar up perfectly, and several attendees got to put it into action that night.

An unforgettable evening meeting so many good folks, and can't say enough about how gracious of a guy that Joe Carducci is.

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