What Haworth Guitars say:
The Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Hollow Body Short-Scale Bass Guitar with rosewood fingerboard is a fantastic Electromatic Hollowbody Bass model by Gretsch.
At Haworth Guitars we love this Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Bass Guitar's easy-to-play shorter scale length, comfortable maple neck, 22 medium jumbo frets, lightweight maple archtop hollowbody, adjustomatic bridge and powerful Blacktop Filtertron humbucker bass pickups.
What Gretsch has to say:
The G5442BDC Electromatic Hollow Body Short-Scale Bass is a stylishly seismic Gretsch® bass guitar with a comfortably short 30 1/4" scale and armed with two powerful “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ humbucking bass pickups that endow it with an electrifying deep-end voice and sonic identity.
The double-cutaway hollow and bound body resonate with full bass tone and balance, and features sound-post bracing and elegantly bound F Holes.
Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, three-position pickup switch, classic “G-Arrow" control knobs, rosewood-based four-saddle Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and “G”-cutout tailpiece.
Available in Black and Red.
Model Number 2518002515
Series Gretsch® Electromatic Collection
Colour Transparent Red
Number of Strings 4
Build Basses Cutaway Double Cutaway
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape Electromatic® Bass
Body Material 5-Ply Maple
Bracing Sound Post
Body Top 5-Ply Arched Maple
Neck Material Maple
Neck Finish Gloss Urethane
Scale Length 30.25" (768 mm)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Medium Jumbo
Nut Width 1.6” (40.6 mm)
Position Inlays Pearloid Hump-Block
Headstock Early '50s Gretsch
Neck Plate None
Bridge Pickup Blacktop™ Filter'Tron™
Neck Pickup Blacktop™ Filter'Tron™
Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup,
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups,
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™ Bridge Adjusto-Matic™ with Secured Rosewood Base
Tuning Machines Die-Cast
Pickguard None products.facets.pickup
Covers Chrome Control Knobs G-Arrow
Strings NPS, .040-.095 Gauges
Included Accessories Optional: 099-6409-000 Economy Case - G6299 - Short Scale Bass (Flat)