Dating gretsch electromatic
The Double Anniversary got its name from its two Filter’Tron pickups, and also added a three-way selector switch beside the tone switch on the upper bout, plus an individual volume control for each pickup in addition to the final master volume on the horn.
Onboard, we have dual Black Top Filter’Tron pickups and a flexible control layout consisting of master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, bridge and neck pickup volume controls and three-position pickup toggle switch.
Many guitar companies now make anniversary models to celebrate milestones and special occasions, but most of these ‘celebration guitars’ are limited-run designs.
The Gretsch Anniversary, however, quickly became a mainstay of the company’s line-up when it debuted in the late 50s.
The G5422TG has a thinner, fully hollow build with a Filter’Tron tone for a resonant hollow body sound with a chiming voice.
Its arched maple top features sound-post bracing and oversized F-holes and the maple neck hosts a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.Likewise, their necks had ebony fingerboards, and they were made to the shorter traditional 24.5-inch Gretsch scale length.