Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Hollowbody Short Scale Bass, Trans Red

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  • Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body Short Scale Bass
  • Double-Cutaway Hollow Maple Body
  • Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Black Top Filter'Tron Pickups
  • Transparent Red Gloss Finish

Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Hollowbody Short Scale Bass, Trans Red


The Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Hollow Body Short Scale bass guitar has a comfortably short scale at 30.25", and is armed with two powerful "Black Top" Filter'Tron™ bass pickups, giving it an electrifying deep-end voice and identity. The double-cutaway hollow and bound body offers full bass tone and balance, and is finished in Transparent Red.

Product Ref: 34363

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The G5442BDC features sound-post bracing and elegant bound f-holes. The maple neck is topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays.

Other features on this bass include a rosewood-based four-saddle Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, three-position pickup switch, classic "G" arrow control knobs and a "G"-cutout tailpiece.


Body & Bridge:

  • Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
  • Body Shape: Double Cutaway
  • Finish: Transparent Red Gloss Urethane
  • Bracing: Sound Post
  • Body Depth: 2.25" (57mm)
  • Bridge: Rosewood-Based 4-Saddle Adjusto-Matic™

Neck & Fingerboard:

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 30.25" (768mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.6" (40.6mm)

Electronics & Hardware:

  • Pickups: Black Top Filter'Tron™
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome-Plated
  • Tuning Machines: Enclosed Precision