July 27th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Just to introduce myself, using my real name here, been lurking a while before purchasing my first Gretsch. Well now I have a brand new G5420T, I feel qualified to join the discussion. Thanks for reading and I look forward to making your aquaintances.
July 27th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Hi John, welcome to Gretsch Talk. You'll like it here. It's full of nice, helpful people who love Gretsch guitars and other Gretschies too. There is a rule around here though, "without pics, it didn't happen."
We will be anxiously awaiting pictures of your new beauty queen. :)
July 27th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Park it right there, John. Welcome!
July 27th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Welcome home John!
July 28th, 2012, 12:07 AM
Giday John!!!! welcome to the forum!!!! congrats & enjoy your 5420!!! cheers!!
July 28th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Yeah, Gidday John,from one of many aussies that share some space around here!
Oh, and I use my real name too, well, Tony being short for Anthony at least.
July 28th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Welcome to the forum, John, we look forward to seeing some pics of the Gretsch!
July 28th, 2012, 02:29 AM
Hi John, a warm welcome to you.
It's nice to see a member using part or all of their real name. No idea why some feel the need for anonymity :confused: though in fairness it is all a bit of fun :)
Haven't tried one yet but by all accounts that new 542X is a great guitar. Any questions, ask away, there's a wealth of knowledge here at G-T
July 28th, 2012, 04:05 AM
Wotcha John Arf
July 28th, 2012, 05:30 AM
welcome to gretsch-talk, John. make yourself at home.
July 28th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, I'm touched! Here's a couple of pic's, which I should have uploaded in my first post:
As you can see, in the first photo. I've been a tinkering with adding a G-brand to it. It's oversixed, temporary and experimental yet, but I think I should be able to make a half-decent looking "G" using clear transfer paper, clear varnish and a steady hand....
July 28th, 2012, 06:07 AM
Hi John, welcome!
How's Olympic madness over in London town?
July 28th, 2012, 07:17 AM
July 29th, 2012, 03:11 AM
Cheers for the photos John, G brand looks good
AND you've got the best colour in the 5420 range ;)
July 29th, 2012, 05:04 AM
Welcome John to the forum ! Have a pleasant stay :)
July 29th, 2012, 05:39 AM
Thanks again. :) The G brand is coming off though. I now know what's needed to make it better, so I'll make a new one and make a better job of applying it too. Perhaps it's a bit silly really, but as a small child I saw a photograph on an album cover of Eddie Cochran's guitar and that was just the coolest thing my young eyes had ever seen. The G brand seemed such an important part of it's coolness.
Anyway growing a little older, I developed a penchant for rock n roll after hearing "Be Bop a Lula" - that guitar sound was like nothing else on earth!! So I became an instant Gene Vincent / Cliff Gallup fan. Also loving the sounds of Eddie Cochran, Duane Eddie and Brian Setzer; I was becoming an unintentional Gretsch fan too.
I needed to get a new guitar, as my non-playing ex-wife's need for my guitar collection (along with my house, kids, record and book collection and every other posession) was seemingly far greater than mine. I decided that the new G5420T was the beastie for me and I have to say, it's a lot better than I thought it would be. It's versatile, looks and feels great and the Baldwin era FilterTrons aren't too bad at all really. Seems like a lot of guitar for the money and I like that.
July 29th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Hello and welcome!
August 3rd, 2012, 04:21 AM
Hi John, welcome to the forum!
August 3rd, 2012, 04:37 AM
Welcome aboard John! congrats on your new-found Gretschiness! :D
August 3rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
Thank you very much everyone, it's really nice here. ;) Had a little scare with my 5420 is as much as the neck pickup went a bit dull, but it seems to be ok for the last couple of days... I'm watching it closely now and hoping it's not another duff one. I may upgrade the electrics, selector and pots etc. anyway one day, so it this re-occurs, I'll do it sooner rather than later.
I'm liking the look of the compton bridges too as I seem to go out of tune quickly.