Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5442-BDC

2012 Gretsch 5442-BDC: KS12043029

Owned by
tubwompus
Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Transparent Red
Fretboard
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
  • Arrow knobs
Bridge
Unknown
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Unusual factory features

This one is the first to ever leave the Fender offices.

Per Joe C., it was the instrument used for the photo session(s) for the Gretsch Website and 2012 catalog.

The website pic:
http://www.gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2518002515

Also, in spite of the model's official designation being G5442BDC, due to its early vintage in this model's timeline, the label inside the body merely says, "G5442B".

-The serial number is handwritten on the inner body label.

-The tuners are describes as being, "Enclosed Precision".
-The bridge is described as being a, "Rosewood Based 4-Saddle Adjusto-Matic".

Won it @ the 2012 Cowtown Roundup in KC.

A fantastic sounding and playing instrument.

Here's a thread about 'er: http://gretschpages.com/forum/bass-ment/just-to-seperate-these-from-the-5123-topic-here-are/51938/page1/

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