Now, this is a thing of beauty!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by SimonTheImpaler, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

    21
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    Hi all,

    Seems I'm on the Streamliner thread, and now Electromatic too after receiving my G5420T. Had a bit of a wrestle with a Yamaha 12-String, but decided it had to be returned and replaced with something else.
    Long story short, the G5420T has been recently reduced in price by at least GBP 150 in the UK, so it would have been rude not too! I just love that colour too...
    First upgrade already ordered, roller bridge to replace the el crappo Tune-O-Matic thing, on which the strings are at odd heights and don't follow the curve of the neck- exactly as my Streamliner was.
    Liking this guitar a lot, despite its noticeable weight. The Bigsby is great too, guitar actually stays in accurate tune when using. Impressed.

    S
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  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Sweet... Enjoy rockin’ that Fairlane!
     
  3. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    145
    Dec 5, 2019
    Indiana
    Very Nice, Love that color. I would have a hard time letting go of a 12-string. I been in love with them forever, But you did go for something I would also love to have.
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My Fairlane Blue 5420T is the best Electromatic I ever played. Congrats and enjoy!
     
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  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Electromatic

    44
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Nice guitar now you need a G5422G-12 to go with it.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    indeed .........
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congrats on the guitar , she's a beauty
     
  8. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Gretschie

    100
    Nov 1, 2019
    Columbia, MO
  9. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    She’s sure beautiful!

    Your handle is amusing me...My friend and I almost opened a used guitar shop in Denver called ‘Dave The Impaler’...good on you!
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, great looking Gretsch!
     
  11. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

    21
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    Still after a 12-string, but when I saw the 5420 at reduced price, just had to have one before they sold out! ;-)
     
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  12. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    153
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    I also have the Fairlane Blue 5420, Love it. Have fun.
     
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  13. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

    21
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    Now that would be a great name for a shop! Believe it or not, that handle just came into my head one day. No idea why, but I liked the ring of it- the misses, on the other hand, is not that impressed!

    PS Thanks for the welcome, all, going to enjoy rockin', bluesing, jazzing etc with this one. Will still be exercising the Streamliner too...
     
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  14. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Fairlane Blue..........I love mine.

    Here is mine hanging out with a couple other guitars of mine.

    congrats

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  15. GOOBALL JEFF

    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

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    39
    310
    Oct 1, 2019
    london
    yeah i have to agree! i was half expecting something wood color but it seems you have good taste bloody good show i say i say i said! forward the buffs old bean!
     
  16. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Age:
    62
    749
    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Love the colour, very pretty, congrats!!
     
  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats S,great colour that!
     
  18. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    257
    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    Congrats on your new acquisition! Love that color. You mention the weight of the guitar, I always thought that these models were fairly light. How much does yours weigh?
     
  19. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

    21
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    Thanks Danny B, mine weighs in at 7.5lb or 3.4kg, probably just feels heavy compare to my Ibanez JSA5 acoustic or Gretsch Streamliner Jr!
     
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  20. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    257
    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    Yes it is definitely heavier than the Streamliner Jr or Ibanez,both my Gibson SG and my Streamliner are between 6-6.5 pounds, I personally prefer the lighter weight guitars, although your new guitar is at least not as heavy as some of those 12 pound Gibson Les Pauls!
     
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