Another "new member" thread...

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by kidblast, Jan 13, 2020 at 6:59 AM.

  1. kidblast

    kidblast Electromatic

    Greetings all, I'm Ray (errr, kidblast??).

    I bought my very first Gretsch about a week ago.

    I've been playing for many years, (started around 10, I'm 62 as I write this).

    Got a herd of guitars hanging around the house, (17 to be exact.) Gibsons, a few Les Pauls couple of SGs, SJ200, ES135..) a few Strats, and a tele (every one has to have a tele right?) a couple of Epiphone archtops, more amps than I could possibly need. But, you all know how this goes right?

    I participate in a few other forums, so perhaps some of you also spend time at places like Gibson, Fender, and the Acoustic Guitar forums.

    now I know one of the unspoken rules is in most forums like this is "pics or it didn't happen"..

    Here's the G5422T that arrived last week. Man, I love this thing. It didn't need a lot of work to get it right. the nut needed some attention. It was cut pretty high.
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  2. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Welcome to the forum Ray. Thats a beauty. Really handsome.
     
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you found us . That's a beautiful guitar
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  5. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
  6. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    264
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    Welcome Ray
    We have much in common.
    I too started young maybe 12 and will be 62 this August we have similar lineup of instruments.
    Gretsch guitars are so cool I bought two last year within a few months of each other
    A 6120 players edition and a 6128 59 vs
    Absolutely love them they get all the play time.
    Have fun and enjoy there is a wealth of useful knowledge here and what was hugely important to me is that I can let my eleven year old grandson on here. cheers
    Fred
     
  7. kidblast

    kidblast Electromatic

    Thanks for the warm welcome ppl!

    Fred, thanks for that! I often feel like the oldest person in the room,, -- wait! I often AM the oldest person in the room...
    funny I don't FEEL 62, how bout you? Mirrors!!! bah who needs em right?

    Looking forward to getting to know the good folks who participate here..
     
  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Yeah what a great looking guitar. Welcome in, take off your coat and stay awhile. :)
     
  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Beautiful new guitar. It won’t be your only Gretsch for long. Welcome!
     
  10. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    293
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Welcome and you're certain
    Welcome to the forum Ray. That guitar is a beauty!..... and you're certainly not the oldest person in this room. Got you beat by 15 years and bought my first Gretsch just last year....they say it's never too late, right?
     
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  11. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    That guitar is some kind of nice. Looks like they are a lot of old folks in the room. Me I am only 73. I wonder who is the youngest member. A big old welcome to GT.
     
  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Ray!

    You've got yourself a beauty there, and congrats on your first Gretsch!

    BTW, just so you'll feel right at home, I'm 64 . . . at least until April gets here.
     
  13. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    728
    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to the addiction of Gretsch. That certainly is a gorgeous 5422! I have one and wound up putting a zero fret on after trying to cut a couple of nuts down to just the right height and then going too low on one string. Obviously I'm not a luthier!! It was all "learning" for me, which I consider a good thing.
    Lots of experience around here, and lots of folks willing to share. Enjoy your stay - and the new guitar!
     
  14. kidblast

    kidblast Electromatic

    BTW, just so you'll feel right at home, I'm 64 . . . at least until April gets here.

    I'll be 63 on April 6, how bout you?
     
  15. kidblast

    kidblast Electromatic

    I have one and wound up putting a zero fret on after trying to cut a couple of nuts down to just the right height and then going too low on one string. Obviously I'm not a luthier!! It was all "learning" for me, which I consider a good thing.

    That is so easy to do. My best bud and band mate has a set of nut files, so he was able to do the work, which he's done a number of times. We came a bit closer than we wanted with the A slot to cutting it too deep.
     
  16. kidblast

    kidblast Electromatic

    so it's good to know that like other forums, there's a bunch of us wiley old veterans hanging around. (I suppose could have said gnarly old men, but hey... I don't want to get off on the wrong foot! ha!)

    Again, thanks for the warm welcomes... for sure, this seems like a nice friendly place to hang out and chat about things with strings..
     
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