Hey folks, long-time lurker and first-time poster...I've been contemplating for a while adding an Electromatic to my stable -- my first Gretsch. In order to do so, I first needed to sell my Wine Red Epiphone Les Paul (Traditional Pro) which sold last night. I've narrowed it down to the G5420T and variants, but have also strongly considered the G5422T and its variants. The only locally-available G5422's (and G5622T's) are the green models -- and they are a joy to behold but I just don't want a green one...so I find myself driven to the G5420T's. (I admit that I am not patient enough to wait for delivery from an internet dealer) Fortunately, there is a larger selection of G5420T's in this neck of the woods. I've played a bunch of them and even though my budget originally screamed "Streamliner", I found that the G2420T and G2622T just didn't respond to my touch or sustain the way the Electromatics do. I also noticed that my fingers didn't "fall into place" as naturally on the Streamliners as they do on the Electromatics -- playing the latter is closer to effortless. The Streamliners, as fine as they are, just aren't as aesthetically pleasing to me as the Electromatics. So it's getting down to the color: Orange is great and I love seeing the wood grain underneath, but it's not for me. I really like the Fairlane Blue, but wonder if I will remain as enamored of the blue over time. There are also the Black and Snowcrest White models available locally (though not at the same store, dangit), both with gold-colored hardware. I think it's going to go down to which one speaks to me when next I play them. It will get down to which is the best player in my hands, but all things remaining equally playable I may have to choose between colors. Wish me luck!