To begin, this thread is one of the main reasons why I joined the Gretsch-Talk Forum. In the coming days, you guys will begin to see the other questions I have about my 5420t, but today's topic is my favorite by far. Anything I say in this thread is just my personal opinion, and I really want other's opinions as well on the topic. When I first began to look into buying a Gretsch, I began to do what I always do, look waaaaay out of my price range. 6120s began to fill my thoughts, simply because every aspect of them is something I wanted in my future Gretsch. The only thing holding me back from clicking that Buy it Now button was the $2k+ price tag I would see on most (something a college student like myself who isn't making a supportive-of-my-habits salary could handle). So now what? The choice that made the most sense for my budget was the G5420t, a guitar that I found very pretty and fit well in my hands. I made sure that I got a newer edition of the Electromatic line because I did not enjoy the "Electromatic" on the headstock and preferred the bound f-holes and headstock. Long story short I found the right one. I fell in love with it and I love to customize it anywhere I can. My only gripe is the fret markers. I have always loved larger fret markers like blocks or humpblocks. The thumbnail inlays really don't do it for me, which I know is 100% personal preference. I did some research and I began to fall in love with the fret markers found on Hofners and other 1950s archtops. I provided some pictures below of the guitars that really peaked my interest. So my main questions are: 1. Has anyone done any thumbnail fretboard marker/inlay coverup jobs on Gretsches, especially G5420ts? 2. Is buying pearloid self-adhesive sheets and cutting out strips to stick on the fretboard a bad idea? 3. Does anyone have any different ideas on fretboard customization? Thanks y'all!