Absolutely loving my new 5420’s

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by musicman100, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
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    These newer 5420’s are seriously good guitars, so glad to have them in the house.
     
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  2. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    124
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    Is that the fairlane blue?

    I’ve got one of those and I decided today to remove the pick guard.

    I reckon it looks much nicer without.
     
  3. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Yeah it is,
    I think the pick guard is a personal thing. I personally like them on
     
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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    That’s a beautiful pair. The Fairlane 5420 always reminds me of my old Regal Blue Hot Rod. That’s a good thing as it was a great guitar.
     
  5. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    I seriously think these give the prolines a good run for their money.
     
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    A lot to love with these two.

    Nice.
     
  7. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Absolutely, they play as good as most prolines
     
  8. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

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    37
    547
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Agreed! 100%!

    The current 5420s don't leave too much room for improvement ... they still do, but it's not much. They're great!

    ... no pickguard: she's most beauty when most naked.
     
  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m kinda biased. Here is my Fairlane Blue 5420 hanging out with a couple of my other guitars



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  10. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    214
    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    I love the orange they put on the gold models! I was almost tempted to buy one and swap over all my chrome!
     
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Agreed. I'm a pick guard guy too, it dresses them up.

    I've owned several 5420s over the years, and not ONE of them has ever been bad. It is a consistently satisfying product. Gretsch nailed it with those ones.
     
  13. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    I'm feeling that way w/ my 5420TG-CDG. Seems like the best feeling 5420 I've played so far. Bone stock aside from strings & Bigsby spring the acoustic tone is really nice & the BT Filters seem to match up really well in there too. The only Japanese hollow I've got now is the 6119-1962HT but the 5420 is its match for me in just about every functional area (& I think that Tenny is a stand out for me among the Pro Lines I've played).
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
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