Specs and fair price for 2004 Electromatic 5622TDC

Chef T

Electromatic
Dec 12, 2020
60
New York
Hi, does anyone know where I can find specs for a 2004 Electromatic 5622TDC and what a fair selling price would be. I know someone who wants to sell theirs but it has been sitting out of a case since 2004 and hasn’t really been played. Seems to be in good shape but have not really checked it out too thoroughly. Did not try to adjust truss rod but the neck currently has a lot of up bow. I do not see any finish checking or other issues. Electronics seem to all work. I don’t want to offend the person selling it because it is a family member. I couldn’t really find a good comparison on Reverb to gauge a fair price. Any info would be appreciated
 
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Jeremiah_S

Electromatic
Oct 19, 2018
81
New England
Here are the sold statistics from Reverb. Note: not the asking price, these are the sold price

DateConditionSold Price
11/13/2021Excellent$749.99
11/6/2021Excellent$761.97
11/4/2021Excellent$669
11/2/2021Excellent$420
10/31/2021Mint$600
10/6/2021Mint$820.58
9/29/2021Excellent$640
9/15/2021Mint$689
9/15/2021Very Good$730
9/13/2021Very Good$600

BTW the above prices are for the G5422TDC, which I think you might be confusing with the G5622 and G5622T
 
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Chef T

Electromatic
Dec 12, 2020
60
New York
It might be a 5422 or 5122. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the first 5622s came out around 2013 with 3 pickups and cat eye soundholes.
Well it is a 5122T. I guess I should have just looked in the F hole. What is the difference between the 5122, 5422 and the 5622? 36868BD3-F088-428F-9D6C-08EC423984B4.jpeg
 

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Randy99CL

Country Gent
Feb 17, 2020
1,903
Albuquerque
G5622 has a centerblock and 1.75" body like an ES-335 clone. Same as the G2622.

G5422 is fully hollow and 2.25" thick.

For reference, the G5420 is 2.75" thick.
 

Jeremiah_S

Electromatic
Oct 19, 2018
81
New England
ooh things are looking better for you, here's the sold prices

Date Condition Sold Price
11/20/2021 Good $525
11/10/2021 Excellent $625
10/28/2021 Very Good $645
10/1/2021 Excellent $550
9/30/2021 Mint $539
9/14/2021 Very Good $405
8/19/2021 Very Good $499.99
7/29/2021 Excellent $450
7/24/2021 Excellent $500
7/1/2021 Excellent $450
 

Chef T

Electromatic
Dec 12, 2020
60
New York
I was kind of thinking low $400’s. So that seems about right. Even though they haven’t played it in over 10 years I think there might be a sentimental component that might make them want more $. I will know once I see if the truss Rod moves and how good I can get it playing without having to level frets. I can do the fret leveling but wouldn’t want to pay as much if it needs more work
 

Teledriver

Synchromatic
Feb 12, 2011
915
Iowa City, IA
I think the low $400's is fair. Original pickups and bridge right?...so, yeah. If a face to face, try-before-you-buy, maybe ask more than 450 expecting to go lower.
 

BobbyMac

Electromatic
Mar 13, 2016
88
Texas Panhandle
The 5422 is the updated model of the 5122. Main differences are the pickups and the presence of f-hole binding (the 5122 does not have that). The 5422 has Black Top Filtertrons whereas the 5122 has chrome-covered dual coil humbuckers (sometimes referred to as "mudbuckers"). The fretboard inlays are different as well. My G5422T has headstone inlays (new ones may have thumbnails) and I think the 5122 has thumbnails. Very similar guitars except for those differences.
 

Chef T

Electromatic
Dec 12, 2020
60
New York
The 5422 is the updated model of the 5122. Main differences are the pickups and the presence of f-hole binding (the 5122 does not have that). The 5422 has Black Top Filtertrons whereas the 5122 has chrome-covered dual coil humbuckers (sometimes referred to as "mudbuckers"). The fretboard inlays are different as well. My G5422T has headstone inlays (new ones may have thumbnails) and I think the 5122 has thumbnails. Very similar guitars except for those differences.
Thanks for the info. I think I would rather spend a little more and get a newer model with the better pickups
 

Randy99CL

Country Gent
Feb 17, 2020
1,903
Albuquerque
To help keep things in perspective, a new G5422 is between $850 and $1K depending on exact model (but sometimes on sale for less) and there are many models in that price range that you might like more. Personally, I like the Rat Rod for $800.
Today MF has a beautiful G5427T on sale for $700 and you get 8% in reward points credit ($56) for later.
Gretsch Guitars G5427T Electromatic Hollowbody Single-Cut Flame Maple Top with Bigsby Limited Edition Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend (musiciansfriend.com)

So I wouldn't pay a lot for an old model. The old ones are not built any better than the new, Gretsch quality control is excellent in all their products.
Many don't like the "mudbuckers" but you can get new Blacktop Filtertrons (the same as in the new models) for about $32 each. Angela Instruments LLC - Gretsch and Bigsby Parts - Page 2

My avatar pic is my 2004 G5129 I was lucky to buy off CL about 18 months ago for $400. The 5129 (and that series) are generally worth more used as they have the excellent D'Armond Dynasonic pickups that aren't available in new models.
 
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Chef T

Electromatic
Dec 12, 2020
60
New York
To help keep things in perspective, a new G5422 is between $850 and $1K depending on exact model (but sometimes on sale for less) and there are many models in that price range that you might like more. Personally, I like the Rat Rod for $800.
Today MF has a beautiful G5427T on sale for $700 and you get 8% in reward points credit ($56) for later.
Gretsch Guitars G5427T Electromatic Hollowbody Single-Cut Flame Maple Top with Bigsby Limited Edition Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend (musiciansfriend.com)

So I wouldn't pay a lot for an old model. The old ones are not built any better than the new, Gretsch quality control is excellent in all their products.
Many don't like the "mudbuckers" but you can get new Blacktop Filtertrons (the same as in the new models) for about $32 each. Angela Instruments LLC - Gretsch and Bigsby Parts - Page 2

My avatar pic is my 2004 G5129 I was lucky to buy off CL about 18 months ago for $400. The 5129 (and that series) are generally worth more used as they have the excellent D'Armond Dynasonic pickups that aren't available in new models.
I think I would definitely get the 5427 for $699 instead.
 


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