PSA: $499 Gretsch G5622T Electromatic w/Bigsby w/Free Ship

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  1. Doctor Morbius

    Doctor Morbius Member

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    From a bargain site:

    Adorama has the Gretsch Guitars G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby (Black, Georgia Green or Vintage Orange) for $499 with free shipping.

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  2. ranchofm

    ranchofm Member

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    Dammit! Paid $550 six weeks ago. Still a great deal. If this guitar intrigues you, just buy it. Beauty!
     
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  3. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    This was posted in my BF thread a few days ago
     
  4. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist

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    I paid $550 a while back as well, and am still very happy. No brainer for 5 clams (wonders if he should get an orange one)
     
  5. aFriendbFrosty

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    Haha, I bought the vintage orange model back in August but keep watching the Georgia Green. Worst part is that I'd be buying just to swap pups between it, P90s from a Les Paul and the blacktops from a 5420.

    But I will endure...
     
  6. Doctor Morbius

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    I'd love to have one of these for 500 smackers, but I'm mostly playing bass now so I don't think it would be money well spent.
     
  7. clavilux

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    Great deal. These are the Korean models with Super Hi-Lo'trons. They're being replaced by a new version of the G6522T which is Chinese-built and have Broad'trons.
     
  8. Bosko

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    The new version is $799. Never heard of Adorama.
     
  9. SteveK

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    I've been thinking about getting a Gretsch, have never owned one before. Size wise is this guitar more like a ES-335, or a ES-339? Where do they generally come in as far as weight, and are the necks beefy or thin? Thanks.
     
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    Well known in the pro A/V world. Shop worry free
     
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    It’s 335 sized. The neck is a D shape so the depth is shallow/thin but it has a little more on the shoulders so more than thin, but definitely not beefy.
     
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  12. SteveK

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    Thanks, that's really helpful.
     
  13. toddincharlotte

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    335 size but thinner. Neck is just a bit fatter than the Fender Modern-C. Mine has a slight flat spot in the back compared to my USA Strat.
     
  14. SteveK

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    Thanks for the PSA. Pulled the trigger on the Vintage Orange model. A lot of first's for me here. After playing for 47 years, it will be my first Gretsch, first orange guitar, first Bigsby, and first guitar with some type of "Tron" pickup. Now I need to find a case for it...
     
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  15. Innocent Smith

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    I ordered the Georgia Green one!
     
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  16. jazzguitarfan

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    That's a ridiculous amount of guitar for that money. These are really well made. I paid a lot more for a Georgia Green one last year and it still felt like basically a steal for the quality of the guitar. I am not a Gretsch guy, so the pickups they came with were fine with me and sound good, especially for clean tones. That's a silly deal. I don't think you guys that took the plunge will be disappointed with what your $500 is getting you.
     
  17. Carbohydrates

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    A lot of people buy these as upgrade platforms, which is fine. A lot of folks throw Filters and/or TV Jones in these. Anybody who has done so and doesn't need their factory pickups anymore, hit me up! Gretsch doesn't sell Super HiloTrons on their own, so the only way to get them is out of a guitar that came with them.
     
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    Thanks for the PSA! For $449 I couldn’t resist a Vintage Orange. First Gretsch. First Bigsby. No tax collected either.
     
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    One more ...Incoming orange....thanks! Now I have some explaining to do
     
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