Hello from Berkshire; G5422T on order!

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by KelvinS1965, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    39
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    Hi,

    I've just placed an order for a Black G5622T Electromatic. :cool: I've been reading up on Gretsch for ages now and finally got to play a Walnut G5622T last week at Andertons in Guildford, which confirmed that it suited my hands and playing. Unfortunately they didn't have my preferred black version in stock and I wasn't sure whether to go back this weekend and try the G5422T (which only appeared from another demo room, just as I had to leave the shop).

    As usual, I spent too long debating what to do. :oops: After work tonight I looked back on Anderton's website and saw that the prices have jumped up by about 15%, including the pre-order Black G5422T that I nearly 'blind' ordered this week. :(

    Anyway, I did a bit of serious searching and found a shop in Exeter which still showed stock of a Black G5622T for about £8 more than Anderton's 'old' price. Just crossing my fingers that I don't get a call tomorrow to say the order is cancelled or something, otherwise I should receive it by about Tuesday next week.

    I've been playing since I was 7, but never owned a semi-acoustic type guitar, so I'm looking forward to trying this with my various amps. I've got a Fender '64 Deluxe Reverb I bought last summer (gorgeous clean tones) and two Marshall heads; A Mini Jubilee 20 watt and a Marshall JMP1 1 watt (and a couple of different 2x12 cabs).
     
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  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome! The 5622 is an excellent choice..
     
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  3. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    550
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Welcome to the group and good choice. Should sound sweet through the Fender.
     
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  4. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    39
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    Thanks. I played the Andertons one through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, so not a million miles away in tone. Shame I sold my Vox head last year as it seems a popular amp to use with a Gretsch.
     
  5. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

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    454
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Welcome aboard!
     
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  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    505
    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    welcome Kelvin, enjoy your new Bute!!
     
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  7. new6659

    new6659 Electromatic

    36
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Hi Kelvin - welcome and great to hear from you but I have to ask - did you see the "Captain" at Andertons? I love their videos!
     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome, and congratulations on the the new guitar!
     
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  9. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    39
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    Hi, it's funny but I've never seen The Captain or Chapers in all the times I've gone there (I've been going there on and off over 25 years, way before their videos). I did once see Rabai(?) after I'd been playing in a demo room and they were recording one of their videos, so I kept out of the way. :)
     
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  10. alan s

    alan s Electromatic

    44
    Oct 4, 2016
    LINCOLNSHIRE UK
    Hi Kelvin and welcome to the forum.
    You have chosen well,Electromatics are great guitars,I have G5422t and I love it :)
    I hope you will enjoy yours when you get it.
    Well done with the price ,I've also noticed a general increase
     
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  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Kelvin!
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  12. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    39
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I've just been looking for a hard case for it, but it's confusing as to which one I need. Richtone have a G6241FT 16inch one for £119, but it only says for G5422 models. I don't mind getting a generic one if it fits well enough as I don't care about having 'Gretsch' written on it, but the generic ones don't seem much cheaper anyway.

    I'd be glad of any UK links if anyone knows.
     
  13. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    I only visited Anderson's once and that was in October 2015 during a visit to UK and the captain was busy sorting out stuff which he seemed to be carting out to his car. He was in and out of the shop like a yoyo but I didn't stop to talk to him cos I didn't have any questions of him his staff couldn't answer and also he seemed mildly stressed!
     
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  14. alan s

    alan s Electromatic

    44
    Oct 4, 2016
    LINCOLNSHIRE UK
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  15. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Nebraska
    Howdy!
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend , glad you found us
     
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  17. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Kelvin!

    I got my hands on a used 3 pickup version of the 5622 (I love a good Strat, so it appealed to me), and I was very impressed with the Super HiLo pickups. I'm sure you'll enjoy it when you get it - the wait's the hardest part. I have a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue and recently picked up a Vox AC10. I can tell you that both pair very well with Gretsch guitars, so you'll have no issues playing through your '64 Deluxe Reverb.
     
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  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT kelvin!

    Congrats on the new geet !
     
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  19. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Electromatic

    39
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    It's arrived and I've only had chance for a quick check over and an acoustic strum. I guess photos are obligatory, so I'll take some later, but it's like any other black G5622T.
     
  20. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Congrats and welcome to GT !
     
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