Gretsch g5422tg electromatic case

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  1. cookie0410

    cookie0410 Newbie

    Apr 5, 2021
    Hi just recent bought a Gretsch g5422tg. I need to get a case for it and wondered what people have or advise
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  2. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Gretsch G6241FT, perfect fit.
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  3. trefilboy

    trefilboy Electromatic

    When I bought my5422 a few yrs ago, I wanted a case to go with it, but all the store had was a no-name (relatively cheap) case for a 335. Fits perfectly
  4. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
  5. Scamp

    Scamp Gretschie

    Feb 22, 2018
    According to Sweetwater these are guaranteed fit
    Gretsch G6241FT 16" Hollowbody Flat Top Hardshell Guitar Case $150
    Gator GTSA-GTR335 ATA Molded Guitar Case with TSA Latches for Electric Semi-hollowbody Guitars $165
    sorry for the large print just did a copy paste

  6. Jardin

    Jardin Electromatic

    Jan 8, 2021
    I have the Gator GTSA-GTR335 case mentioned above for my 5422TG and it fits most gator cases, in my experience, it is built like a tank....The latches are a dream and I can say that it will protect your guitar REALLY well...

    It is probably a bit bulkier than the other options though so if space is an issue more than the damage the road can inflict keep that in mind.
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome to the forum @cookie0410 . Great advice has already been posted
  8. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Hey Cookie,


    If possible, order a correct, Gretsch branded case for your model.

    Gretsch branded cases, have a foam wedge in the padding that allows the guitar to lie in repose, with no strain on the neck.

    The neck rest is there basically to keep the guitar aligned in the case.

    Your guitar will thank you, now and many years from now.

    In future, buy your cases with the guitar. If the shop associate thinks the sale may be lost without a case, they'll quickly find what you need, often at at deep discount price. A couple times, I've even had them include a case complimentary, doesn't happen often, but it does happen.

    Now, you're going to have to pay full price, and possibly shipping added on as well.



  9. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Yep, had that happen when I bought my 5220(supposedly no case included) until the sales person went "out back" and said "look what I found"...a brand new case with the Gretsch logo..N/C
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  10. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    Gotta love it!!

    Yup, won't lose a $$$$$ guitar sale, for a $ case.

    Excluding specialty and FTA flight cases, I doubt the shops have any more than $50. in any stock run of the mill guitar cases.

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  11. Jardin

    Jardin Electromatic

    Jan 8, 2021
    As an FYI.... the Gator case listed above has the wedge in the upper bout as well....

    Is it the same???? I do not know as I do not have a Gretsch case to compare it to but it is there and seems to provides the same function of relieving the tension on the neck by giving the upper bout something to rest upon.

    It also has two areas that cradle the neck...before the stash area (@12th fret) and after (@2nd fret), which I like as it is really giving more support.

    I do not think you can go wrong either way....
  12. NervousJohn

    NervousJohn Electromatic

    May 8, 2017
    Be careful with 335 cases - they are about 3/8” thinner or something like that and press down on a G5422.

    I use a Hiscox dreadnaught case with a bit of extra padding. Any dreadnaught size will do. I didn’t go for the Gretsch case as it seemed a bit flimsy to me, but if you aren’t out gigging that shouldn’t be a problem.
  13. 67rayson

    67rayson Electromatic

    Jan 9, 2021
    Gretsch 6241 Deluxe
    not the 6241 ft (POS)
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