Specs and fair price for 2004 Electromatic 5622TDC

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Chef T, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    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
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2021
  2. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    74
    Oct 19, 2018
    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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  3. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    2014? Pretty sure this model didn't exist in 2004.
     
  4. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    The serial number is KS09043491. I am going by current model name/ number based on what it looks like. I will take a pic of it tomorrow, maybe I am using the wrong model #
     
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Per the Dutch site that serial number was manufactured:

    Serial: KS09043491
    Production year: April 2009 (serial: 3491)

    Manufactured in Incheon, Korea (SPG factory)
     
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  6. MyGirlGretta

    MyGirlGretta Gretschie

    136
    Jul 23, 2012
    CA
    Probably. They 51xx series was still being made then.
     
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  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    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.
     
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  8. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    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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  9. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    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.
     
  10. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    The 5122 is the precursor to 5422. Pretty much the same guitar but not exactly the same.
     
  11. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    74
    Oct 19, 2018
    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
     
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  12. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    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
     
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  13. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    869
    Feb 12, 2011
    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.
     
  14. BobbyMac

    BobbyMac Electromatic

    65
    Mar 13, 2016
    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.
     
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  15. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    769
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    If you can get a 5122 for under 500 bucks then do some upgrades....you’ll have something very special
     
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  16. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    Different pickups?
     
  17. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    Thanks for the info. I think I would rather spend a little more and get a newer model with the better pickups
     
  18. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    I have changed pickups and switches/ pots before but not in a hollow body. Guess I can research how to do it.
     
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  19. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    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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  20. Chef T

    Chef T Electromatic

    42
    Dec 12, 2020
    New York
    I think I would definitely get the 5427 for $699 instead.
     
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