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jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Feb 14th, 2017 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Received a new G5422T in orange from Sweetwater today! Nice Valentine’s present to myself! Got the Gretsch case as well. The case is made by TKL and is a decent medium duty hardcase. The guitar is flawless as far as I can tell. Won’t be able to play it much right away. Too busy at work and tonight is Valentine’s Day with my honey and she won’t stand for being replaced by a hollowbody! So a visual is all I could do. I did snap an iPhone picture and uploaded it during break. About $930 for the guitar & case.

New Gretsch

BobbyMac
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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Feb 14th, 2017 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet purchase! You're gonna love it. I have the same model in Natural with gold hardware, a 2015 model with the gravestone fretboard markers and "Electromatic" branding on the headstock. Otherwise identical to yours.

I have three Electromatics (all Korean) and two Professional Series (Japan) Gretsch guitars and am thoroughly impressed with both lines.

Enjoy!

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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Feb 14th, 2017 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is a beaut!

The quality on these guitars is amazing. Huge bang for the bucks!

professor
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North Gnarlyington

Feb 15th, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Damn, jhawkr, I've been sorely tempted...

Taildragger
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USA

"toxic masculinity personified"
Feb 15th, 2017 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mmmmmm...thumbnails........



Nice one!

littleuch
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Florida

Feb 15th, 2017 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Noyce!

I so would love a G5420T in aspen green.

5Strats
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Edmond/OKC

Axe Victim
Feb 15th, 2017 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice Gretsch score!

Deep

K..K...K...Katmandu!

That's really really where I'm from!
Feb 15th, 2017 01:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great guitar! The electromatics are good bargains!

professor
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North Gnarlyington

Feb 15th, 2017 02:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I note that FDP sponsor Sweetwater has marked the MIK Electromatic center block/5655 (no f-holes, smaller body) down to $700...

because it's killin' me!

(This message was last edited by professor at 04:05 PM, Feb 15th, 2017)

Malcolm
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Feb 15th, 2017 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll just say 'Ditto' to everything said already.

BobbyMac, Are all grottoes made overseas now?


Professor. Looks good, but not in Black. Those aren't HB's are they?



BobbyMac
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Feb 15th, 2017 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Malcolm

Except for the Gretsch USA Custom Shop masterbuilt guitars, all others are built in either Japan, Korea, or China.

The Professional Series (top end catalogued models) are built in the Terada factory in Japan (most of them, anyway).

The more expensive Electromatics are built in Korea. The lower level Electromatics and the Streamliner series guitars are built in China.

Stephen Stern runs the Gretsch Custom Shop here in the USA. I think they are headquartered in Corona, California, with FMIC.

BobbyMac
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Feb 15th, 2017 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


professor

I bought one of those G5655T-CB guitars in black just last year. Did not mind paying the standard $850 at the time as the quality is really top notch. $699 for this guitar now is a real steal!

I had to remove the black pickguard on mine, though, and replaced it with a stock 6128-1962 guard in silver metallic. Looks now like a proper Gretsch!



RDR
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I tried to think

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Feb 19th, 2017 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good taste! (Just like mine!)

I saw on another forum a guy had one of these and swapped out the silver pg for a gold one, and also gold p/u surrounds. It really looked sweet. I can't find anywhere to buy that stuff tho. Maybe the repair guy at GC can order them.

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So, so you think you can tell.
Feb 20th, 2017 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice jhawkr! Congrats.

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The spotlight

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Feb 20th, 2017 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RDR, check fleabay for the gold parts.

Or make them yourself!

RDR
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Feb 21st, 2017 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I didn't check ebay yet. I thought about making the pickguard. I suppose I could make a clear one, make a decal for the logo (I've made them for a partscaster) and spray gold. The p/u surrounds look like you could sand off the paint from the undersides a day repaint.
But then again, I've become quite lazy.

RDR
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Feb 24th, 2017 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peegoo for reminding me of Ebay. Got some on the way. Kinda pricey, but hey, it's a cheap vice.

RDR
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Feb 28th, 2017 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got the gold parts on, I like it!

Goldy

jhawkr
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Wichita, KS USA

It's all gravy from here on...
Mar 1st, 2017 05:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The gold really does look more "Gretschy"!

Ryder
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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Mar 16th, 2017 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice one Jim...don't even get me started please. ;-)

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