Always wanted one

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by grouchie1, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. grouchie1

    grouchie1 Newbie

    Apr 3, 2021
    From the first time I heard Chet Atkins play on one of those old TV shows I wanted to own a Gretsch guitar.
    I wanted to learn to play like Chet. That was many years ago, many years. Well folks, I finally got one for my 75th birthday. I even found the book "Learn to play like Chet Adkins. That was 6 years ago and I still can't get the hang of using all my fingers, but I love my orange 5420. Now I'm trying to sell my 1986 Ovation full body Elite. sold my 12 string Yamaha 2 years ago but I still have 4 guitars.
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome and congrats.
  3. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    Welcome. Your 5420 is a great guitar. My Aspen Green one was my first Gretsch and I'll never part with it.
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend . I too have an Ovation / Adamas 12 string and still have my old '76 Yamaha 6 string . Sort of a " flip " of what you've sold . .... but I love my Gretsch's
  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello and a hearty welcome to the forum.

    Glad you finally found your Gretsch and Chet instruction book.
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How ya doin'?
    Better late than never. Enjoy that Gretsch.
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Sometimes it takes a bit longer to find that dream guitar.
    I am happy that obviously you found yours.
  8. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Welcome to GT! Glad to have you aboard.
  9. Gregor

    Gregor Country Gent

    Welcome to the madhouse grouchie 1. Yep, Chet was certainly an inspiration for a lot of us "oldies"on here and like you, most of us can only aspire to his musicianship. So glad you were able to find your dream guitar. Enjoy the ride!
  10. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  11. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to G-T sir. Congrats on the Gretsch and the "play like Chet" book! Lots of us are in the same boat trying to sound like Mr Guitar. Its all about the journey...

  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT grouchie!
  13. JLILL

    JLILL Electromatic

    Jun 5, 2021
    Congrats. I bought an orange 5420T in July. It’s a keeper. Good choice.
  14. birddog

    birddog Electromatic

    Apr 12, 2016
    So glad to have you on the forum! 5420 is a great guitar...Mine is a 5420 Flame Maple FSR that I will never part with!
  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome , grouchie!
  16. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Synchromatic

    May 15, 2020
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  18. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, grouchie1, and congratulations on your 75th birthday 5420!
  19. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    welcome to the forum
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