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  1. philos

    philos Newbie

    Feb 7, 2017
    st neots
    Hello gretsch talk

    Just got my first Gretsch. Wanted one for ages. Have an epi wildkat but never felt happy with it.
    Always wanted a bully Duffy sig white falcon but hey it's way too much cash.
    So I got a g5420t in snowcrest white today. Wow. What a guitar.
    Nearly got a Tim Armstrong but it was sold.
    So I understand the g5420t in White is rather from rare? Only 250 in Europe?
    Did I bag a good un?
    I love it btw, so much more me than the wildkat.
    Anybody pimped a snowcrest to look like a Duffy sig?
    Love the forums!
    Phil x
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  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Allo & Welcome Phil!!!
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  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Phil!
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  4. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Welcome to the forum, and yes, you bagged a good one no matter what color it was.
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  6. houndman55

    houndman55 Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2014
    Welcome, hope you have a nice time here.
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  7. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome Phil, and yes you bagged a good one. I have the 5420T in Snowcrest White, too. :)


    Now I'll need to see yours! :D
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  8. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013

    good choice. Let me tell you my experience with the Duffy Falcon, which I also love for the silver hardware. But when I compared it with a G5420 and my Red Falcon with TVJ Classics, the Duffy Falcon was a disappointment, when considering it's price. Btw, the pickups are very similar to the Electromatic Blacktops, just overwound for higher gain.

    So just enjoy your "poor man's Falcon", which comes pretty close to the Duffy Falcon.

    Regarding the 250€ price ... usually it's price is much higher, so I guess it was an old model. The 2016 model costs around 950€.

    PS: Regarding your modding question ... switching to silver hardware will be a lot of work and pretty expensive. For my taste, it would make much more sense to spare that money and enjoy your G5420, until you can afford a used Falcon ;)
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend , glad you're here
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC

    Welcome aboard Phil X
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  11. shrews824

    shrews824 Synchromatic

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    Welcome Phil. Pleasure to meet you and congratulations on your Gretsch acquisition.
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  12. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    welcome! Those are sweet guitars!
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  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Phil!
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  14. paddycarroll

    paddycarroll Electromatic

    Hello and welcome Phil! Pics please
  15. T simmons

    T simmons Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2013
    Welcome to the forum
  16. Heath

    Heath Electromatic

    Feb 20, 2017
    Bedford, NH
    Congrats and welcome. I just bought the same guitar this weekend!

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  17. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Heath!
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  18. Heath

    Heath Electromatic

    Feb 20, 2017
    Bedford, NH
    I'm glad to be here!

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