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1st gen G5420T vs newest G5420T

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Nick_66, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hi Nick, congrats on the great guitar. I would try contact spray first. Hopefully you can get Deoxit. You shouldn't have to remove the switch, just make sure you immediately clean off any spray that may inadvertently get on the finish. Not a panic but you should clean it off.

    By the way, I don't know how I missed this thread before, but I own a first gen 5420 and a new FSR a couple of months old. They are both great guitars and the difference wouldn't make your eye water if it got stuck in your cornea.
  2. JCW513

    JCW513 Electromatic

    Sep 21, 2017
    I just bought a Setzer Hot Rod. 7 months ago I bought a Green 5420.. New one. Its great. I'm on the fence about selling it. Yes the Setzer one is better, but the green Gretsch is a NICE NICE NICE guitar.
  3. Nick_66

    Nick_66 Electromatic

    Mar 8, 2017
    The Netherlands
    I am not sure if the spray will reach the contacts of the switch, but I will give it a try.

    I personally like the headstock more then the newer G5420T and also the binding.