5420 vs 5422

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Jelly Roll Horton, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I bought a beauteous 5422 last spring, and it is by far my favorite guitar in over 50 years of trying to learn to play. But I see more posts here about 5420s than 5422s. What is it about the 5420s that made you choose that vs the 5422?
  2. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    I have both. Earlier 5422 and a 5420T. Tbh I like the 5422 neck better - it's a little thinner and feels "right". Never actually measured either but that's my $0.02. Both are great, but the 5422 gets a little more attention.
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    To me would pretty much come down to upper fret access.
  4. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    Jun 25, 2017
    Italy (Rome and Genoa)
    My choice was for 5422 because I love play solos on upper frets and I was afraid of feedback from the deeper body of the 5420. Now I play my 5422 since one year and I feel very fine with her, but ... I'm dreaming to have a 5420 too... :)
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