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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Mike Rivers, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Electromatic

    Oct 27, 2021
    Hi everyone.

    New to the forum and waiting for you to help me with a question.
    If I write that I am thinking of buying a Gretsch on the Gretsch forum, will the answer be a Gretsch? Let's see.
    I want to buy a guitar with a humbucker but I don't know whether to buy it solid (Gibson) or hollow. I don't have a guitar with a humbucker. I have with SS, SSS, LHB LHB, P90, P90 P 90 configuration.
    A Gibson or a Gretsch?

    Especially in love with the Gretsch Electromatic 5420 and 5410.

    Thanks for the answers!
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  2. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    i’m digging my new 5427, a trestle braced 5420 variant.
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  3. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Well if you don't have filtertrons/HB and want a gretsch then you should buy a gretsch.

    But on the other hand, it's hard to go past a good Gibson humbucker equipped solid body, so tough choice on this one.
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2021
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  7. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    You only have to decide:
    What kind of music do you want to play?
    Where can you go to try them out?

    I dipped my toe in the pond with a G2622 WS, an es-335 clone with HBs and love it. Fantastic for what little it cost. Next thing I knew I added a used G5129T for a full-size hollowbody with the Gretsch twang, and then a G2622T-P90 for R&R and Blues.

    If all you have now are solid you need to expand your horizons!
  8. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Electromatic

    Oct 27, 2021
    Thanks for the feedback.
    If the Gretsch guitar is half as good as the people on his forum are kind, they are going to be a great, great guitar.
    Ready to be the next Gretsch boy.
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Flattery will only get you halfway. Now get that Gretsch… and welcome to Gretschville!
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  10. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
    Welcome aboard. Be forewarned: These guys are the worst enablers.
    Now get the Gretsch.
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  11. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello Mike and welcome to the forum good to have you here with us.

    Coming here to ask about a new guitar will get you all kinds of great responses. I agree you need to get your first Gretsch, but there is nothing wrong with a good Gibson either.
    Good luck on your choice.
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  12. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Welcome to the forum!

    Let's clarify that question for you. It's not a matter of which one to get. It's a matter of which one to get first!
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  13. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Mike!
  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome, Mike - good luck choosing!
  16. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  17. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    Apr 14, 2020
    If you are looking for something humbuckery, but not sure whether you want Gibson or Gretsch, solid or hollow, and you love the 5420/5410, then I'll suggest you checkout a G5622T Speyside. The pickups are kinda sorta somewhere between PAF and Filtertron, the wiring is (IMHO) more versatile than Gibson's, and the chambered spruce centerblock is a lot lighter than a solid maple Gibson centerblock in a 335 and gives you a bit of compression while still having some hollow character. Plus, the new Speyside whiskey color is gorgeous. It's a very versatile combination.
  18. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Electromatic

    Oct 27, 2021
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
  20. WingZero

    WingZero Electromatic

    Oct 21, 2021
    Québec City, Canada
    been playing Godin and Fender for some time, all great guitars

    Got my first Gretsch 2 weeks ago, a cheap streamliner 2622 (semi hollow) and I'm in love.
    I just cannot justify buying a 335 now... not at a guitar that is THAT good for 20% of the price.
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