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The waiting is the hardest part....

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Rhodie, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Rhodie

    Rhodie Electromatic

    Sep 11, 2017
    Mobile, Al
    Since I was Gretschless, actually electric guitarless, I yearned for a new guitar...gas... Tried Les Paul's, Tele's, Strats. Then noticed a black with gold hardware Gretsch...all this was at the local GC. Played the Gretsch and liked the feel, the vibe and the sound. Did not care for black...I have had black guitars before, finger prints and smudges are so me.... So I sprang for a Gretsch G5420t CAR...New for a hell of a price..$775.00 from Joel at Shanghai. It should arrive in six more Tom Petty says "The waiting is the hardest part"
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Pics when it arrives please and congrats
  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Congrats! That new CAR finish on the 5420's is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy it!
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, nice, just the finish alone is worth the price of admission.
  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    It's a beautiful instrument. Congrats.
  6. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    Sep 22, 2012
    Yup. Great choice, that red is superb. The 5420 really is one heck of
    a guitar. I wonder if it's becoming the biggest selling electromatic model ever?

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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The waiting for a guitar that you really want to have in your hands is always electrifying and sensational.
  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Congrats. :)

    Yes, Tom Petty does...

  9. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats, that CAR model is spectacular!
  10. Rhodie

    Rhodie Electromatic

    Sep 11, 2017
    Mobile, Al
    It arrived yesterday evening in less than stellar condition....
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I agree with the Tom Petty line, and respond with Carly Simon's "Anticipation".