Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    I bring you good news of great sparkle and golden tone!

    Another great ‘guard from Mike at Quickguards. Top notch product. This guitar was BEGGING me for a gold sparkle Gretsch pickguard, and who am I to stand in the way of what my guitar needs? Enjoy the light show.


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  2. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Handsome guit there
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  3. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    What Electromatic is that?
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  4. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Another beauty!

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Pretty cool !
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  6. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    5420T 135th Anniversary 2 tone dark cherry and casino gold.
  7. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Looks like that pick guard was made for that guitar. cool
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013


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  9. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Cool sparkles!
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  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Are those the stock pups? I have never heard those in person. I generalize in my head they are more like PAF's but honestly, I do not know. How do they sound? Where do they fit tone-wise compared to the HS filters and Hilos?
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  11. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    Kind of ties the whole thing together like the Dude’s rug.

  12. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Electromatic

    Nov 9, 2015
    Valrico, Florida
    That Gold Sparkle pick guard absolutely sets off an already amazingly beautiful guitar, it is definitely the icing on that cake!
    Nice job, Congratulations.
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  13. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Not stock. These are gold TV Jones SuperTrons.
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Sharp looking Tony
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats Tony! A little bit of sparkle never hurt anybody! :cool:
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  16. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

    Feb 16, 2013
    With apologies if I seem to be taking this thread in another direction:
    Tony - how do the Supertrons pair up?
    I installed a Supertron in the neck position of my 5420 but I left the Blacktop in the bridge position. I really like the more “refined” tone of the neck Supertron, although I now realize I gave up some of the Blacktop “attitude” that endeared the 5420 to me in the first place. The Supertron/Blacktop combination sounds OK to even pretty good, but I can’t help but wonder exactly how an upgraded bridge pup (Supertron? TVJ Classic? Classic+?) would blend.

    Can you help a brother out?
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Not a fan of pickguards in general, but that is a stellar looking guitar. Great mods!
  18. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Gorgeous! Is that gold sparkle sprayed on the underside of a clear pickguard?
  19. DHart

    DHart Synchromatic

    Jun 26, 2019
    That looks awesome, Tony! And that's a really stellar looking guitar. One of Gretsch's all-time best looking, in my view.

    I ordered one of those through Guitar Center and when it came in, I came so close to bringing it home, but decided on a different guitar, at the time. (G6119T.)

    I really liked the 5420 Anniversary, but felt that I didn't need it in addition to the G6119T that I just bought.

    The 5420 Annie. is really a stunner in person.
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