Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Gretsch Forum and For Sale Ads

Moderators: ajish4, cjj

Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (Ric_MEL) » Fri May 25, 2012 11:45 am

News has it that Gretsch is dropping the Electromatic 5120 and the 5122.

Already announced is a 5422.. very nice rendition of the 5122.. 2" deep body.. the new Electromatic pickups ( first appeared on the solid body Electromatics ) , block inlays, bound F hole, gold hardware - to be available in July. From what I can tell, - White and Red with a street price purportedly about $1k

A 5420 is being talked about.. but I haven't seen any confirmation.

Since I believe no references to other forums are allowed.. just check some of the obvious ones.
(Ric_MEL)
Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Fri May 25, 2012 11:53 am

Ric_MEL wrote:Since I believe no references to other forums are allowed.. just check some of the obvious ones.


Things have changed 'round 'ere. Link away. :D
User avatar
(sloop_john_b)
Rick-a-holic
 
Posts: 13763
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:00 am
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (Ric_MEL) » Fri May 25, 2012 12:01 pm

oh.. ok.

A picture of the white ( with Kim Falcon )

and a link. http://bit.ly/JJjlKs

5422White.jpg
(Ric_MEL)
Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:16 pm

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (freshmattyp) » Fri May 25, 2012 2:09 pm

That is just outstanding.
User avatar
(freshmattyp)
Member
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:51 am
Location: Kansas City,

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Mon May 28, 2012 8:30 pm

Love the pickups. Glad to see the dumbuckers gone. Headstock, though faithful to vintage, still looks a bit too 1940s huge; same with the F holes...This will be a popular line with a great price ($600 street).
User avatar
(jingle_jangle)
RRF Moderator
 
Posts: 22658
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:00 am
Location: Attritus nunquam subsisto hic...

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (jch) » Tue May 29, 2012 3:16 pm

I'd like to try the new 5422 12 string myself.
User avatar
(jch)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:23 am
Location: Belfast , Norn Iron

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (kernkamp) » Tue May 29, 2012 8:20 pm

The electromatic hollow body bass I bought at guitar center last summer (it was a limited edition guitar center fsr) is one of the best sounding and playing basses I have bought in a long time. TV Jones pickups sound incredible.

Now they are putting it into full production only in burgundy. If its got the same pu's I'd highly recommend it!
User avatar
(kernkamp)
Member
 
Posts: 258
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:07 pm
Location: Eau Claire, WI, USA

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (fluffy) » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:24 pm

I've just been doing a little drool session over at a certain online shop. That white one is gorgeous, I've always wanted a White Falcon but now an affordable alternative exists. now with any luck I won't do anything stupid like put my 650C up for sale to get a Grtesch :lol: :lol:
♪♫♪♫I need new strings, these ones have a bunch of dang wrong notes on 'em ♫♪♫♪


http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/thesubtleties
User avatar
(fluffy)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 631
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:19 am
Location: Port Angeles, Washington

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (admin) » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:21 pm

That white double cutaway is gorgeous. :)
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

Please join the Official RickResource Forum Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/379271585440277
User avatar
(admin)
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14922
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2000 5:00 am
Location: Fredericton, NB Canada

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (Lottie) » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 am

Hello!
Just some info about the Gretsch 5422.. It has Filtertron pick-up's. Yes, that's the same as The White Falcon have too. Myself, I have the 5122 and I'm talking with my music dealer to upgrade it.. It also have different fret markings. The 5122 has fret thumbnails, and the 5422 has fret blocks.. You can find it on the Gretsch web site and in the new catalogue.. May the Gretsch be with you! Lottie in Sweden (I'm also Lottie on Gretsch-Talk.. And there's a pic of my guitar)
(Lottie)
New member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:25 am

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (jimk) » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:52 am

Welcome to the RRF, Lottie. Not only am I a Rickenbacker enthusiast, I also play a Gretsch, a 5120 with stock G-buckers. And I actually like those pickups.
JimK
User avatar
(jimk)
RRF Consultant
 
Posts: 5352
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:27 am
Location: Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (just_bassics) » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:29 am

Ric_MEL wrote:oh.. ok.

A picture of the white ( with Kim Falcon )

and a link. http://bit.ly/JJjlKs

5422White.jpg


I played one of these last weekend. Very sweet for the price and the color was awesome - but I opted for the 12 string in black! (edit: Around $600.00 here in the 'burgh.)
(just_bassics)
Intermediate Member
 
Posts: 1238
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:12 am

Re: Gretsch dropping 5120/5122

Postby (ByrdBro) » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:48 am

But those new BlackTop pickups are really good.

Gretsch have improved things with the new 54XX range

My advise would be 'try before you buy' though as there have been some QC issues. If you get a good one
you've got an excellent instrument especially if you update the pots.

Having gigged with my 5435T I can honestly say I've had no problems at all.
User avatar
(ByrdBro)
New member
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Location: Cornwall UK


Return to Going Gretsch Forum:

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest