2020 Rat Rod Electromatic

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by panhead6zero, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Age:
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    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    I like the look of this guitar. Maybe because I like the Old Skool Hot Rods. Does anyone know why it is a 5410 when it appears to me to be a 5420?
     
  2. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

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    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Thinner body!
     
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  3. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    This^
    ...and I want one too!!:cool:
     
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  4. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

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    825
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    AHAH! Thank you!
     
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  5. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    At the NAMM booth they claim it’s because it’s stripped down like a Hot Rod so they called it a 5410. I find it’s more like a Hot Rod in appearance due to the tone controls. But they’re right for changing it because the body is thinner. But when I googled 5410 I came up with an old solid body they used to offer. They should’ve used an original number not used before.

    2.25” is my favorite thickness for a hollow body so I’m glad they went that way. I really like the white with the black binding. It does tempt me, although I’ve got my eyes on a Jet next. Possibly that Ltd Penguin or other Jet in mind.
     
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  6. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    499
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I love the thin body and the flat finishes. Sweetwater has them going for 799. I think it’s inevitable that I’m going to get one...maybe two since I can’t decide between the white and flat black. But the pick guard and pickups will be gone immediately. The only thing rat rod about them is the name
     
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  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yea, I dont get the "stripped down" part. It has the same controls, and with the binding and colored pickups, is if anything busier looking than a 5420 imo. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    266
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm on the fench about the 2.25 inch bodies, haven't tried one but don't really like the look of thin hollow bodies, but yes I do love the white rat rot 5410, wouldn't change a thing on it.
     
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I like thin fully hollowbodies, think Casino or a Coronado II. These new G5410s are actually the only new Electro hollows I like this year, and I wouldn’t mind finding one used someday, probably flat black. I won’t buy new because I don’t like those red pickup covers. That and I already see all the mods I’d pull on this model ;)

    I’d have to swap in cream colored rings, cream guard or no guard, strip down the wiring to master volume and master tone, V-cut B6. TVJ Classics with Blacktop covers with cream colored tops (“Creamtop Filtertrons”) would kill. That or these Novak P13s to get that Harmony Espanda thing I always wanted. :D

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  10. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

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    825
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    I think they are trying for something like this, hence the pickup back_view.JPG inserts...
     
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  11. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    And this
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  12. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    The red pups and guard sold me on the black one...literally.

    I wish it was more stripped down with a single volume knob...and a G tail
     
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    You know that we expect a first hand report once one finds it’s way into your hands. ;)
     
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  14. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

    277
    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    153294-869162a7d2106d95053ebf3d41576a27 (1).jpg I was trying to find/search the guitar you were talking about - there was no pic. This came up, made me laugh like 'Woah!" I'm pretty sure it's not he one you're talking about, but I couldn't help but share it anyway. I wonder what kind of mileage it gets. HArr harr!
     
  15. Tadhg

    Tadhg Electromatic

    58
    Aug 8, 2019
    Qld - Australia
    One of the clips, they suggested finding someone to get your 5410 pinstriped... They've definitely got a concept for it.
     
  16. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

    Age:
    26
    195
    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    I'm so tempted with the white 5410... Maybe at somepoint in the future. Only problem is I'd want to put a set of Ray Butts in it, a B6C and then Pinstrip it probably.
     
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  17. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Absolutely!;)
     
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  18. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Age:
    62
    825
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
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  19. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

    277
    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
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  20. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I pre ordered a matte black hot rod, ngd 2/25-ish.
    The mr. Horsepower sticker is ready and waiting.
    I'm gonna give the blacktop filters a chance but TV jones will drop in on this correct?
    Have a bar bridge laying around and that may go on also aga-37270dca59ff376b2bc42a5e942699ab.jpg
     
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