Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by 53Rockets, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    It may be, but I saw it on craigslist.
  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    mini polish wheel on my dremel w some compound. not too fast
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  3. hotpepper01

    hotpepper01 Electromatic

    Jul 1, 2018

    I have one. Got rid of the `Bigsby` and replaced by a real one with the Chet arm. Polished the matt finish up to a moderate gloss, After this picture was taken, I replaced the bridge by a Compton made brass bridge. Works great. The scale lentgh is a bit on the short side. But sitting in the late, late evening with the TA on your lap is nice. My fav Gretsch is the 6122 II though
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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
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  5. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Are they a larger 17"?
  6. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    They do indeed have a 17” upper bout, but with the smaller scale length.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  7. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    A friend of mine has the pink and he absolutely loves it. He did a little bit of modding on it, swapped out the knobs for dice and a few adjustments.
    bens pink.jpg upload_2019-4-15_11-49-1.png

    Top photo he took, bottom one I took (obvs)
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    What’s going on with his Bigsby arm in the top photo? Is it just an optical illusion from the angle or foes he have some sort of super spring making it come out far from the top?
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  9. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Knowing him, he probably changed it. He's lefthanded...and I just figured out recently that he actually strings the guitar like it was right handed. He's an enigma... (love him to bits, but sometimes he drives me bananas.);)
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  10. 53Rockets

    53Rockets Electromatic

    Oct 14, 2018
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Thanks everyone who has contributed! About to pull the trigger on either a TA with upgraded TV Jones pickups, or a new 5420 for about the same price, but i'm still undecided. If anyone has a strong opinion and can sway me that would be great!
  11. That's odd . . . and no pickguard with the two dice as different knobs from the others - hmmm.
    It is strung righty from top pic, and yet it was originally a lefty model anyway by the single cutaway left-orientation.
  12. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    So the TA has a shorter scale than a Gent?? That is odd, i thought it was basically a Electro-Falcon and had a 25 1/2" scale.
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