Gretsch refreshes its Electromatic hollowbody collection of guitars with new pickups, trestle bracing system

Gretsch's full line of 2022 Electromatic hollow body guitars
(Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

Gretsch first unveiled a trio of newly refurbished Electromatic Classic hollowbody electric guitars as part of its full 2022 lineup launch in January.

The three models – the G5420 (available in right- and left-handed versions), G5422 (also available in righty- and lefty-friendly incarnations) and G5422G-12 12-string guitar – are each outfitted with Gretsch's newly unveiled advanced trestle bracing system, which, the company says, provides improved sustain and a snappier attack.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.