First guitar 5420T

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by dreameruk, Mar 23, 2019.

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  1. dreameruk

    dreameruk Electromatic

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    Feb 18, 2019
    UK
    I have just bought my first guitar, to restart playing after 35 years. I went into my local store Guitar House in Uckfield, England with a view to purchasing something Strat-ish. He let me try out a dozen guitars with absolutely no pressure to buy. I say all this to reward him for such superb customer service.

    As a result, I have just bought a 5420T fairlane blue from there. I love it, it sounds so sweet never mind what you ask from it. It looks, feels and sounds like a guitar worth 2 or 3 times the price. I just need to get my 58 year old fingers working again to do justice to such a fine instrument !
     
  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome & congrats! 5420’s are awesome guitars..
     
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Welcome.

    I bet you’re going to make beautiful music together.
     
  4. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Pictures please.
     
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  5. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    dreameruk: welcome to GT. I'm about 15 miles from Uckfield -- and I have a Fairlane Blue 5420T. Nice, huh? I know how you feel about creaky fingers -- I'm a good few years ahead of you and the dreaded arthritis is becoming a damn nuisance. Still, it hasn't stopped me getting out with the band most weekends.

    Enjoy your guitar. Gretsches tend to be addictive -- you might find you need another one (or two) before long!
     
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  6. Enjoy and welcome to GT . . .

    . . . maybe with Herman's Hermits from 1964 (video colorized from b/w) . . .

     
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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on a fabulous guitar! Welcome to Gretsch-Talk too.
     
  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Well, I guess I haveta post a pick of my Fairlane Blue 5420 since you didn’t post yours.



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    Welcome
     
  9. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

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    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
  10. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

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    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Welcome to the group and congrats on a fine guitar.
     
  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk dreameruk!

    Quite a few of us have a 5420, and we agree with you about the quality and versatility of this guitar. I bought a used Tennessee Rose not that long ago, and I thought it would only make sense to let the 5420 go. So far, I just can't make myself do it because they are both nice guitars, and as stock, they sing a different tune.

    Mine it Snow Crest White with gold hardware. Let's see pics of yours when you get a chance. :)
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    uh oh .....drumbob's in the house :p
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend , a beautiful guitar you've chosen . Enjoy
     
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  14. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Welcome. And welcome to the Fairlane Blue G5420T club too. A few of us have them. :)
     
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT dreameruk,congrats on the new geet!
     
  16. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschland. Congrats on the Fairlane blue!
     
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  17. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Congrats and welcome!
     
  18. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

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    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Welcome dreameruk and you got a great starter indeed! Yeah, the arthritis thing sadly does happen but it doesn't mean you can't make music.
    I too own a SnowCrest White like LivingMyDream has but that Fairlane Blue would have probably been my first choice but it wasnt in stock locally. You made a great choice! Great bunch of people here so welcome and enjoy the knowledge.
     
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, dreameruk! You have purchased my favorite Electromatic, congrats and enjoy!
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  20. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Welcome and congratulations. I played a 5420 a few hours ago, testing an amp up at Rainbow Guitars, in Tucson. It’s a very decent sounding instrument.
     
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