Dating vintage gretsch guitars

Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.

The maple neck has a 24.6-inch scale for enhanced twang, 22 medium jumbo frets, a rosewood fingerboard, and 12-inch radius.

PERFORMANCE The feel and playability of a great vintage Gretsch guitar is truly unique, and the G5422TG Electromatic delivers a playing experience that’s instantly familiar to the most devoted Gretsch fanatic.

Some like thick necks and some prefer a thinner contour.

Some like the vintage glossy nitro finish and some prefer the more modern satin finish.

This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.

You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.

That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).

However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.

Depending on the radius, thickness and contour of the neck, maples are generally brighter sounding with a bit more top and less mid range.

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