longtime lurker and coveter of Gretsch guitars and the forum. just grabbed an orange stain G5422t off of the Verb and it will be arriving Monday.. with flatwounds! kind of excited about that feature as I've never played flats on a guitar before. I've played plenty of flatwound bass before but this is a first for me. The gent i grabbed it off of iterated he prefers hollows with them. Is this a norm in the Gretsch world? amongst hollowbody enthusiasts? this will be my first hollowbody besides acoustics also.. give me your preference and why if you would! and why on hollows in particular? looking forward to rapping with you Country Gentleman! and those not so country AND those not so gentleman..