Greetings etc

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Big Dave G, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Big Dave G

    Big Dave G Newbie

    Feb 12, 2020
    Hi everyone.

    Not much of a lead guitarist but seem to have collected a few in my time since starting out as a bass player in the late 80's.

    Bought my first Gretsch (G5435 Jet) a couple of years ago from Gumtree as it was as alternative to other popular makes and instantly fell in love with it. And I'm still toying with the idea of putting a Bigsby on it....

    Anyway, new house so I sold a couple of Squires as they were now redundant and now the proud owner of a G5420TG in Cadillac green (see avatar) . I was going to go for the vintage orange Brian Setzer look (the wife is a huge Stray Cats and Setzer fan) but after seeing this the gold really stands out.

    I ended up getting it from PMT (UK) as they are local and did an excellent price match. And of course, it would have been criminal to have NOT gotten the matching case - G6241FT .

    Does every Gretsch product start with a G? Ha ha ha
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
    benjwri, loudnlousy, Groutsch and 2 others like this.
  2. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to the forum sir! Not sure if I could say every product for a Gretsch starts with G .. too many aftermarket mod possibilities for that. But you could be right for products that come from Gretsch :D
    Big Dave G likes this.
  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  4. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Welcome aboard!
    Big Dave G likes this.
  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Welcome to G-T, @Big Dave G ! ;)

    Many people here have put a Bigsby on their G5435, G5220 or the like - including me :



    Congratulations for your G5420T in Cadillac Green ! :cool::cool::cool:

    And yes, all Gretsch models - at least since the reborn of the brand by Fred Gretsch in lhe late 80s - have a designation number starting with a G... :D

    Groutsch, new6659 and Big Dave G like this.
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you're here
    Big Dave G likes this.
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to the nut house Dave!

    Congrats on the Caddy green geet, you can always get the orange one next!;)
    Big Dave G likes this.
  8. Big Dave G

    Big Dave G Newbie

    Feb 12, 2020
    Definitely made my mind up now, the Bigsby looks awesome :)

    hcsterg likes this.
  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome aboard!
  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Dave!
  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to the friendliest guitar forum on the inter webs, Dave! Caddy Green is very pretty.
  12. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Welcome to the group Dave from another Dave.
  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Here's another welcome from Canada Dave!
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Willkommen. Have a good time here.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice