You might remember I posted about a week or so ago to ask your opinions about that 3-knobbed G5125. Well. I passed on that one after all. I had to change my plan of placing an order on G5129 since they asked me to pay 50% deposit. Man. I would have to have for 2 months until finally get it. A long time to wait. Then last night I ran into a very unexpected webpage. A G5129 for sale, which doesn't even normally sell in Korea. And it was listed as "new" among some used items. Weird. The price? $570. Holy Cow. I thought there must be something wrong, since even new G5120s sell for approximately $660 here. A new G5125 or G5129 is supposed to cost $960. But I knew the store was an official Gretsch dealer here. Mysterious. Very mysterious. I couldn't place an order just to make sure nobody snatches it away in case it's a real deal. Last night I couldn't sleep well. This morning I called them and asked if it was ok for me to go to the shop, pay cash and pick it up in person if I became sure I'd buy it. They said yes. So I went over. God. It was first time for me to see a real G5129. It was beautiful. And it wasn't a replica or something. It had been displayed there for a few months. They said they put it on their website for about 2 months. And nobody bought it. How weird! Just like it was waiting for me. It was in great condition. And I got it. I'm an official Gretscher now.... It's beautiful. And it sounds beautiful of course. I'm supposed to get an amp from a departing friend but only after 2 more weeks. I'm broke so I have to wait to get a strap and a hard case for it. But I had a great fun playing it plugged into my cheap headphone amp. Very properly, my band is supposed to play at a Beatles tribute show next month. How appropriate! I'm getting excited. And I'm really really really glad to own a Gretsch. Pics: http://www.gretsch-talk.com/forum/album.php?albumid=197 Life is amazing!!