Since I've been working so many hours at the refinery with this shutdown my free-time has virtually vanished except for my one day off (Sundays). A very good friend and great musician (Dustin) asked me to stop by with my new 5420 someday so he could check it out. I don't think he's ever played a Gretsch before? Drove to the music store where he works at and set the case on the floor and told him to open it up. He just sat there for a few seconds admiring/drooling over "Farrah" my SnowCrest White 5420. He took it out and did some classic scales on it and got a feel for it and then proceeded with some of his own playing. He absolutely loved it! Another one of the salesman came over and went through the same introduction hahaha. He fell in love with it even faster and played some rockabilly and smooth jazz on it. Then proceeded to tell me how many Gretsch's he once had and how much he hated getting rid of everyone of them but is now seriously considering getting a replacement after seeing and playing mine. But wait, there's more... Dustin and I left the store as he had a gig lined up at a local bar with another mutual friend (Genesis). I listened to 3-4 songs of their first set and told Genesis I'd be back. Walked out to my truck and walked back in with Farrah but left her in the case and set it in front of him. He had no idea what was inside so he opened the case and just sat there for a good 20-30 seconds looking at it. "OMG that is the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen" was his reply. I told him to plug it in and have a go at it. He adjusted the pre-amp and semi got used to the Bigsby and off he went with Chuck Berry and Johnny B Goode. Next up, Chris Isaak Wicked Ways which he absolutely owned! Then Tracy Chapman's Gimme One Reason, what a performance!!! You could tell he was loving every note of it. He told me he had owned a few Gretsch's that he had let go of over the years as well and said he definitely has to get one and soon! Even someone from the audience came up and asked me "OMG how in the hell could you afford that, it's got to be at least 40-50yrs old". LOL "nope", I told him it was a 2018 to the best of my knowledge and I'd only had it maybe a month and it was new. He thought it was a much older Gretsch and a lot more expensive after I told him what I'd paid for it. So what a night !