Gretsch Electromatic G5220 (HH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar


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Gretsch Electromatic G5220 Electric Guitar - Dark Cherry Metallic

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Gearank Recommendation

The G5220 appeared on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from March 2019 until March 2021 when it had to be removed due to a price increase which made it ineligible for that list.


While Gretsch did not reinvent the wheel so to speak, they've definitely made their guitars their own - in terms aesthetics, quality and even sound.

The G5220 is a good example, even with its familiar single-cutaway shape, it does not look like your average Les Paul clone.

Its bound body, headstock and neck, along with its V-stop tail piece reinforce its distinct retro appeal further.

This guitar has a chambered mahogany body with maple top, and comes equipped with Blacktop Broad'Tron pickups, which gives it the trebly tone that the brand is known for.


  • Body: Chambered Mahogany with Maple Top
  • Finish: Black, Casino Gold, Jade Grey Metallic, Dark Cherry Metallic
  • Bridge: V-Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Pickups: Broad'Tron Humbuckers
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.6”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.6875”
  • Controls: 2-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch
If you're interested in a less expensive alternative check out the Gretsch G5426 Jet Club which is on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500.


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