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.