I have always dreamed of owning a GRETSCH! So I am 44 years old and am disabled due to heart issues... (4 heart attacks and 3 heart surgery's) I have been fighting for disability since 2015... I was just approved! As a reward to myself I am getting a new Gretsch and some gear with my back pay! I have been playing for 31 years Here is my gear: 81 Gibson ES-347, PRS SE Custom 22 Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster A Martin Custom X Series A Baby Taylor Olympia By Tacoma I use a Wireless Line 6 G10.... amazing... My amp is a Lab Series L5 2x12 100w form 1981 (the reverb and the compressor don't work) But it still sounds amazing! I use an Line 6 Amplifi TT for my effects.... Works well but I have seriously outgrown it Now comes the fun part... What do I get? I am leaning towards a Brian Setzer hot rod - tuxedo black... But that will take $2700 of my budget. I have also been looking at the Gretsch 5422T Electromatic... If I went that rout I would change the pickups for the Brian Setzer ones. I would also throw a B6 on there with locking tuners. My 3rd choice is a G5420T I would do the same upgrades as above. I am just trying to save a bit for a new amp and effects....WHAT TO DO!!! LOL! Anyways I love to read all the posts on here have a good one!