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For Sale/Trade A very modded G2420T Streamliner (pinstripes, P90's, vintage style Bigsby and more!)

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by Bakerstreet, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Bakerstreet

    Bakerstreet Electromatic

    46
    Sep 2, 2017
    Midwest USA
    For sale or (partial) trade is my extensively modded Streamliner. Plays great with low action and no buzzes currently setup with NYXL .10's. I've gigged it a little bit and would rate it as VG+ condition. I mainly bought the guitar online as a 'beater', but I was really impressed with the fit, finish and playability of these Streamliners so I decided to have my tech gut the guitar and make it a very cool rockabilly ES 295-ish player. Mods include:

    -Bigsby B6GBVF: these Bigsbys with the large vintage 'butter knife' handle and no black paint are rare and expensive ($200). I tracked one down, but it was gold, so I removed the gold using jewelers polish rouge and a buffer wheel. It's now shiny nickel and looks totally factory. I did leave the spring gold for a little stealth 'bling'. I'd be happy to swap it with an aluminum spring if the new owner prefers.

    -4x Gretsch G-knobs

    -Wilkinson Imperial tuners

    -GFS Alnico vintage wound P-90's on Allparts pickup risers. These p-90's actually sound excellent (I'm a boutique snob) and are wound in the mid 8K range. Not too hot, that's the key to a good P90, they still twang without being shrill but still have that full and fat P90 tone (think early Scotty Moore).

    -hotrod wiring. It's master volume, toggle switch to the output jack. Could be rewired traditionally, but I think you'll love it as-is.

    -Schaller strap buttons.

    -used Gretsch hardshell case. This one is a bit rough, missing two latches and the tolex is peeling in spots. That said, the interior is still nice and works fine.

    - 'stealth' pinstripe job. Professionally applied by a popular local hotrod artist, I asked for a subtle stripe on the front and sides and back of the body. At first glance it looks just like red Streamliner, but catch the right sun/stage light and the pinstripe pops. I wish I could've photographed the pinstripe better, but it's overcast today. Will try to update pics as soon as the sun appears.

    Lot's of bang for the buck here at $500 shipped in the CONUS. PM if interested.

     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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  2. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    137
    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Sweet! Been thinking about modding a 2420 with dogear P90s and a nicer Bigsby myself...
     
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yep, on the same wavelength here, looking for a G2420T to mod—great guitars.
     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice looker, great mods. Good luck with the sale.
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  6. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Cool, rig and really great price! I'm on the same wavelength relative to mods, but on my 5420T... right down to the pinstripping!

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  7. Bakerstreet

    Bakerstreet Electromatic

    46
    Sep 2, 2017
    Midwest USA
  8. Willie D

    Willie D Gretschie

    336
    Feb 11, 2018
    Seattle, WA
    Man, that is too sexy for my shirt.

    Somebody grab this Casino killer up.
     
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Looks great!
     
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  10. Bakerstreet

    Bakerstreet Electromatic

    46
    Sep 2, 2017
    Midwest USA
  11. fitflatpicker

    fitflatpicker Electromatic

    43
    Dec 23, 2017
    Knoxville, TN
    Gorgeous!!


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  12. Bakerstreet

    Bakerstreet Electromatic

    46
    Sep 2, 2017
    Midwest USA
    shocked this is still here...I have more into the parts and pinstriping then my asking price :(

    Would consider a trade plus cash to move this one...off the top of my head I could us a good Tremolo pedal, ie: Nocturne Nailhead or Fulltone Supa-Trem. Also would take a Ubangi Stomp or a Jr Barnyard.