How thick is a G5427??

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Randy99CL, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    GC has a gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous flame top) G5427T on sale for $200 off, a great deal for $700. I have been waiting for a sale on a Rat Rod but one of these will fit the bill.

    I like the slightly thinner 5422 body and have had no luck finding out if this 5427 is the thickness of a 5420 or a 5422?? Not on the Gretsch website, it's a GC SE and their specs don't give that dimension.

    I was in the store tonight and didn't see one on the wall.

    Gretsch Guitars G5427T Electromatic Hollowbody Single-Cut Flame Maple Top with Bigsby Limited Edition Electric Guitar Orange Stain | Guitar Center

    TIA and happy holiday!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021
  2. Cdb1961

    Cdb1961 Gretschie

    May 5, 2018
    Orange Park, Fl
    Did you notice this model is made in China where most of the Electromatics are made in Korea? The only difference I could see was the flame top.
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  3. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    Apr 14, 2020
    Whoa - it has trestle bracing! Also the new FT-5e pickups, and it’s made in Indonesia.

    That’s not just a flamed 5410, 5420, or 5422. It’s a different guitar, and the pictures don’t give a good side view. Might be worth taking a “shot in the dark” at that price.
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  4. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    Apr 14, 2020
    Oops, the specs say Indonesia, but the peghead photo says China.

    IF the trestle bracing is accurate, it’s probably 2.5” to 2.75”. At 2.25”, it would probably be post or ML bracing.

    That’s IF any of the specs are accurate!
  5. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2019
    I was at GC last week and checked one out . It seems like it was a replacement for the 5420 but I could be wrong. Different pickups ,’but the body thickness was the same as a 5420. Laurel fretboard I believe , with block inlays and made in China. Ultimately I went to sweet water as they had Korean made 5420s with rosewood fretboards , even though I had a 15 percent coupon for GC.
  6. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    That's a great looking guitar. I myself wouldn't worry about the thickness if I wanted the guitar. Good luck on a purchase.
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  7. CBHScott

    CBHScott Electromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    Central OH
    This one, too:
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  8. Rockerduck

    Rockerduck Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2013
    Canton, Georgia
    The 5427 is 2.75 thick. The pickups sounds remarkably like TV jones filtertrons on my Brian S. 6120. My 5427 weighs 7lbs, seems lighter than that tho'.
  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Interesting, both GC and MF list it with a C shaped neck. That’s a change…
  10. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2020
    What shape is a regular 5420 or 5120?
  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Gretsch lists it as a “standard U”. That is typical across most of the Gretsch line with some exceptions.
  12. Rockerduck

    Rockerduck Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2013
    Canton, Georgia
    The neck on the 5427 is similar to the slim taper C on the Brian Setzer 6120. I don't no what Gretsch guitars models have a slim taper, but 5427 is close to a slim tapered neck.
  13. Hickeroar

    Hickeroar Gretschie

    Oct 4, 2020
  14. sddarkman619

    sddarkman619 Electromatic

    Dec 11, 2021
    san diego, California
    How narrow is the neck at the nut?
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