New Gretsch owner

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by aiabx, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. aiabx

    aiabx Electromatic

    Nov 7, 2018
    Hello world, I'm the proud owner of a new Candy Apple Red G5420T. I've been playing Stratocasters for well over a decade, but I felt the need for something extra in my arsenal. I was trying guitars at the local shop and that one just worked for me. I will say it feels very different from my old Strat, but in a really good way. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get out of this new guitar.

    (It's the one in the avatar image. I'll figure out how to post proper images, and get a better picture soon enough).
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, aiabx!
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome! Congrats on the new Gretsch!
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  4. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    welcome Andy. is that a Sonora red?
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  5. El Marin

    El Marin Electromatic

    Oct 4, 2018
    Madrid, Spain, EU

    Now that you have a real guitar you can start getting rid of your strats
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  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oooooh, SNAP!
  7. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    Welcome Alabx

    The red 5420t is a thing of beauty, so congrats on picking it up. Just be warned, you now have a case of Gretschitis and there is no known cure. It manifests itself in getting more of these wonderful guitars and nothing else quite cutting it anymore.;)
  8. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  9. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome & congrats!
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome, that’s a very pretty guitar and a great playing one. Congrats
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  11. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Welcome to the group and congrats on a great purchase. There is a very good possibility there will be more in your future.
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  12. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Howdy Aiabx, good to have you here. Congratulations on your first GreTsch, what a sweetheart!
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  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, aiabx, and congratulations on your first Gretsch! You chose a very nice model to be your first!

    Oh, and when you post next, all you have to do is click on the "Upload a File" button. That will get your nice, beautiful pic of your Gretsch for all to see. :D
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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

    Congrats on the new geet.
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  15. NoRhythm

    NoRhythm Electromatic

    Sep 5, 2018
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  16. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Hiya, Andy, welcome along!
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  17. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Welcome to the most beautiful and addicting instruments in the galaxy!
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  18. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Welcome to the forum. Please send us pics of your beautiful new Gretsch. and, Congrats!!!!
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  19. WernerF

    WernerF Gretschie

    Jan 14, 2015
    Welcome to the forum !
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  20. aiabx

    aiabx Electromatic

    Nov 7, 2018
    Candy Apple Red, according to the tag. The lighting wasn't great on that picture.
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