Join Gretsch-Talk Today

Deal of the year! 5120 NGD

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by dablues, May 6, 2018.

  1. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    4960DF73-743C-45CA-A586-5CBE76B43E69.jpeg Man, I really did well on this one! Saw a guy just across the border, selling his like-new 5120 for $500 CAD. I walked away with it for $380 USD. All the hang tags, case candy, nice hard shell case (original?), barely any wear at all. Frets like new.

    Now I have a guitar to play at the dive bars that I won’t be panicking over. I’ll be able to go to the bathroom without worrying about my 6120 Eddie Cochran being stolen!
     
    CatTones, Telechamp, shupe13 and 18 others like this.
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Nice, i love mine so you may get attached to yours too.
     
  3. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    50
    582
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    62
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    One of my favorite 5120 color schemes. Lucky you!
     
  5. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    Thanks, all! Nothing will ever equal my 6120, but this is a lot less of a worry.
     
  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats, great score!
     
  7. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    52
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  8. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    Thanks again. Just ordered a bar bridge off eBay, because I like the feel. This tuneomatic thing just seems to not get high enough for me. Also seems a little cheap...
     
  9. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    Actually, have any of you had the same problem? Not being able to put the adjustomatic up high enough?
     
  10. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Congrats, I love my 5120. They are a much better guitar than a lot of people think.
     
    Telechamp likes this.
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that was a steal...

    If there's nothing funny going on with neck angle, or the bridge base has not been sanded down to within an inch of its life, just add another height adjustment wheel.

    Edit) Man, I need some shut eye. This doesn't even make sense!
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
  12. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Electromatic

    75
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Nice score! Always liked that color
     
  13. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great color, nice score!
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ........... and it even came with a case ! Throw a jack plate on and you're good to go . :) Congratulations on such a great guitar at a great price . Enjoy
     
  15. stevemorrison

    stevemorrison Synchromatic

    644
    Jun 3, 2011
    Dundee, SCOTLAND
    Never had that problem, maybe thats why you got it at such a steal. Could be an easy fix though.
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    No but those bridges are not good for alot of other reasons. How is your trussrod adjustment? Might need a bit of relief, mine was way outta whack when i went to see it and i almost walked away but the guy was cool and let me tweak on it for a while.
     
  17. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    Good ideas, all, thanks. Everything else seems fine; neck angle, etc. I think it did need a bit more relief, so I let it sit overnight after messing with the trussrod. Seems much better now, but I will be putting that bar bridge on once I get it.
     
  18. Cdb1961

    Cdb1961 Electromatic

    8
    May 5, 2018
    Orange Park, Fl
  19. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Nice. Just add a Dyna and a P90 and you can get the tones you're used to.
     
  20. dablues

    dablues Electromatic

    41
    Apr 16, 2018
    Bellingham, WA, USA
    I’m actually not minding the buckers too much. I’m trying to thin the herd and get rid of my Les Paul, and this makes a passable replacement.