Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5422-DC-12

2018 Gretsch 5422-DC-12: KS18014203

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Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
"Blacktop" FilterTron
Added to Gretsch-GEAR
1 year ago Last modified 2019-04-07 21:35:24

So I haven't had much of a GAS problem recently, but I had a Guitar Center coupon for $10 that expires later this month and needed some new acoustic guitar strings and wanted to find about recording software instruction, so yesterday I moseyed into the Emeryville GC. Found out about the instruction (don't have what I need), got the strings ... and then saw this and decided to try it out. It was much prettier in person than the pics I'd seen on the Gretsch website and various retailers' sites, and the neck felt really nice --- on the thick and chunky side, but a comfortable width. I already have an electric 12 string (not that I use it a whole lot), and certainly didn't NEED another, but oh gosh this thing sounded great! A different voice than the toaster-style pickups on my Santaoga JT-Hawk 12, and it led my fingers to play different kinds of things ... and interesting ones. Between my soon-to-come tax refund and a $100 gift card from Xfinity when I signed up for new service at my new address, and the fact I have a birthday coming up soon, and have a survived a pretty intensely terrible, horrible, no-good very bad year --- and was able to negotiate a very good price, I talked myself into it. Welcome home to Gretsch number 4:

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