2016 Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Semihollow Electric Guitar

Modern, Asian-import (this one is Korean-made in the Samick factory) Gretsch guitars have come a long way. I hate to say it, but this $900-new guitar is almost as good to the hands and ears as most of the vintage ones I've played and worked-on. The Bigsby feels "pre-aged" in its smoothness and release and the looks are sharp and borrow heavily from the originals.

The bit that's "off" from vintage spec to me is actually a bonus -- the pickups look like old single-coil HiLoTrons but are, in fact, humbuckers of the FilterTron persuasion. They sound like them, too -- with a bit of bark, snap, and sparkle-twang (for a humbucker). Also, compared to some of the old semihollow Gretsch products, this one's a little different in that the centerblock inside is a big, long piece of spruce installed ES-335-style rather than a smaller block just in the center.

Work included: a fresh setup and cleaning. It plays spot-on with a straight neck, working truss rod, and hair-over 1/16" action EA and 1/16" action DGBE at the 12th fret. The strings feel like 46w-10 to me.

Scale length: 24 5/8"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 3/8"
String spacing at saddle: 2 1/16"
Body length: 18 3/4"
Lower bout width: 16"
Upper bout width: 11 5/8"
Side depth at endblock: 4 3/4"
Neck profile: ~14" radius board, slim-C rear
Weight: 7 lb, 12 oz
Top wood: ply maple
Back and sides wood: ply maple
Neck wood: maple
Fretboard: rosewood

Condition notes: it's clean, clean, clean and all-original. The "wear" I'm seeing are my fingerprints getting on it.

It comes with: a brand-new, high-quality, Canadian-made TKL fitted hard case.