Hello from Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Ogre, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Ogre

    Ogre Electromatic

    Nov 9, 2019
    Chandler, AZ
    Hi all, my name is Dean.
    I live in the Phoenix area and I am sitting here waiting for UPS to deliver my Ebay purchase 2016 G5420T. This will be my first Gretsch. I currently own a Les Paul Studio, PRS SE Custom 24, Ovation Celebrity acoustic/electric and a Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard 5 string resonator banjo. Been playing banjo for about 15 months and the guitar about 3 months. Yeh, 4 guitars in 3 months...I have a problem.;)

    I've been poking around here for a little while. You all seem to have all the answers that I've had about hollow body's and their pro's and con's. I love to tinker so I look forward to doing whatever necessary changes and or upgrades are needed.

    My musical taste are Blues, Rockabilly and good old Rock and Roll.

    Thanks for your time,
  2. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Welcome to this good place.
    Not sure I'd call it a problem. o_O
    I hope your enjoying all your stringed friends.
  3. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010

    Welcome to the forum, you will love the sound of your Gretsch. Having a son who is a Gretchaholic, Classically trained guitarist and a Banjo picker, we have found the perfect ground between acoustic, banjo, and a Les Paul. The only word of caution, joining this site will add to your guitar addiction.

    Most of us have the same GAS problem.

    I think you have found a very knowledgeable site.
    If you have any concerns, someone here has a solution and is willing to help.
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
  5. Ogre

    Ogre Electromatic

    Nov 9, 2019
    Chandler, AZ
    Thanks for the friendly welcome. I'm trying to convince myself that I'm not a hoarder but a collector. And yes, I have already made a number of parts and string purchases based on what I've read here. Go easy guys, I'm not made of money.

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  6. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
  7. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome and enjoy the new Gretsch !
  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Welcome! Glad to have you with us. I was in Arizona three years ago and fell in love with your beautiful state. I've been itching to go back ever since. Enjoy your new Gretsch!
  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Dean!
  10. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Welcome. The 5420T is a nice guitar and you don't have to spend a lot to enjoy it, get to know it first and then see how it goes.
  11. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Welcome Dean!

    I'm going to be the first person on this board to ask for pics of that Earl Scruggs banjo!

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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome to the forum friend
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    That's nothing my friend . We have another new member ( @Todd2 ) who bought 4 guitars in 4 days ... oh we envy you guys , believe me ;)
  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Dean!
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
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  16. Ogre

    Ogre Electromatic

    Nov 9, 2019
    Chandler, AZ
    Gladly, need to take some pics first, then figure out how to post them.

  17. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Dean!

    You've got a nice stable of instruments, so I know you're going to have fun as to continue to play.
  18. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  19. DHart

    DHart Synchromatic

    Jun 26, 2019
    You're going to love this forum! Congrats on your 5420!
  20. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Electromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
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