Help me make a desicion...

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by UlisesV, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. UlisesV

    UlisesV Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2019
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Hello all. My name is Ulises and I live in Monterrey, Mexico
    I'n in the market for a new guitar. After much research I have narrowed my choices to two:
    Gretsch Electromatic G5420T vs Gretsch Synchromatic G100CE.
    I play fingerstyle blues, ragtime, Country and even some classical.
    I would be much obliged to hear educated opinions on these two instruments so I can finally decide which one I will buy.

    Thank you very much in advance!
  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Weicome UlisesV !

    I would go for a G5420T, which would offer you more polyvalence, IMHO. If you have wrote Jazz instead of Country, this would have been different.

    But it's me, OK ? :D

  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I had a G100CE for about a week. Really a great guitar IMO but it was too feedback prone for me to handle doing what I wanted to do w/ it (I'm generally plugged in and have some decent saturation going at least). In more skilled hands or going for more natural/acoustic sounds it seemed it would be an absolutely excellent archtop and well suited for what your described uses would be if you can mange the feedback.

    I agree w/ @hcsterg that it's more jazz voiced than country/billy but it still seemed to have enough bite to it to not be strictly relegated to the jazz box category for me.
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Ulises!
    mexican welcome mat.jpg
  5. DannyB

    DannyB Electromatic

    Apr 26, 2019
    Bienvenido Ulises! Me gustaria comprar el Gretsch 5420. Es el mejor guitarra a tocar la musica country.
  6. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    What DannyB said, and welcome. ;)
  7. Hola. Welcome to G-T.

    Here's a demo of the G5420T on youtube . . . and there are other tubes, some better than others . . .
    me gusta esta . . . enjoy !

  8. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I agree with the 5420 suggestions. I have a 5422, and I like it for its thinner body, but I’ve played both and didn’t notice any significant difference.
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  9. UlisesV

    UlisesV Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2019
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Thanks for the welcomes and the advises. Looks like the Electro is in 1st place so far. I love the deep bass notes at the beginning of the above video. That is exactly what I am looking for. My style calls for a differentiated bass and melody lines!!!
    Hope to get some more comments. Thank you all again!!!
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  10. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2019
    I have a 5420 and couldn’t be happier with it . Really great guitar.
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  11. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    I have no experience with the G100CE but I can confirm and recommend the one you most likely want Ulises is the G5420T! There are many reviews of this on YouTube so you can hear the sound quality and styles it does very well.
    The 5420 was my first Gretsch and it sold me instantly on it's brightness and rich bass sound quality, spectrum of sound. They're also a very attractive guitar too which is undisputable. A friend of mine who's played his whole life (since about age 6) played mine recently and stated he wished he'd never gotten rid of his Gretsch's. Not sure if he owned the 5420 but it sold him on the stability of tuning and sound quality and he plays all genre's of music including what you're describing.
    It's now on his radar as his next purchase ;).
    Whatever you decide to go with good luck and welcome.
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Ulises!
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  13. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Lots of love here for the 5420, really hard to go wrong with one.

    Oh ya, welcome
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  14. UlisesV

    UlisesV Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2019
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Hello all!!!
    First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you guys who posted here your opinion on the matter of which guitar to buy. The G5420T won by an overwhelming majority.
    So... I listened, and here she is!!!
    I give you Snow White :)





    I can't be any happier. Just plugged it in and WOW!

    Thanks again, guys!!!
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice, congrats!
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  16. dmcintyrelee

    dmcintyrelee Electromatic

    Apr 19, 2019
    Santa Cruz
    congrats, i hope you really play the hell out of it!
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  17. UlisesV

    UlisesV Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2019
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Thank you guys. I have now a question. I have always referred to this guitar as G5420T, however, the sticker inside says G5420TG. What that last G stands for?
    Thanks in advance.
  18. jay_mci

    jay_mci Electromatic

    Feb 9, 2019
    G stands for gold hardware
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  19. DannyB

    DannyB Electromatic

    Apr 26, 2019
    Me gusta mucho su nueva guitarra! Disfrutalo! You made a nice choice!
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  20. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Congrats! I love the look of those white/gold 5420’s. So cool.
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