First guitar 5420T

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by dreameruk, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. dreameruk

    dreameruk Electromatic

    Feb 18, 2019
    I have just bought my first guitar, to restart playing after 35 years. I went into my local store Guitar House in Uckfield, England with a view to purchasing something Strat-ish. He let me try out a dozen guitars with absolutely no pressure to buy. I say all this to reward him for such superb customer service.

    As a result, I have just bought a 5420T fairlane blue from there. I love it, it sounds so sweet never mind what you ask from it. It looks, feels and sounds like a guitar worth 2 or 3 times the price. I just need to get my 58 year old fingers working again to do justice to such a fine instrument !
  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome & congrats! 5420’s are awesome guitars..
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017

    I bet you’re going to make beautiful music together.
  4. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Pictures please.
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  5. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    dreameruk: welcome to GT. I'm about 15 miles from Uckfield -- and I have a Fairlane Blue 5420T. Nice, huh? I know how you feel about creaky fingers -- I'm a good few years ahead of you and the dreaded arthritis is becoming a damn nuisance. Still, it hasn't stopped me getting out with the band most weekends.

    Enjoy your guitar. Gretsches tend to be addictive -- you might find you need another one (or two) before long!
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  6. Enjoy and welcome to GT . . .

    . . . maybe with Herman's Hermits from 1964 (video colorized from b/w) . . .

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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on a fabulous guitar! Welcome to Gretsch-Talk too.
  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Well, I guess I haveta post a pick of my Fairlane Blue 5420 since you didn’t post yours.


  9. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
  10. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Central Florida
    Welcome to the group and congrats on a fine guitar.
  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk dreameruk!

    Quite a few of us have a 5420, and we agree with you about the quality and versatility of this guitar. I bought a used Tennessee Rose not that long ago, and I thought it would only make sense to let the 5420 go. So far, I just can't make myself do it because they are both nice guitars, and as stock, they sing a different tune.

    Mine it Snow Crest White with gold hardware. Let's see pics of yours when you get a chance. :)
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    uh oh .....drumbob's in the house :p
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , a beautiful guitar you've chosen . Enjoy
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  14. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Welcome. And welcome to the Fairlane Blue G5420T club too. A few of us have them. :)
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT dreameruk,congrats on the new geet!
  16. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschland. Congrats on the Fairlane blue!
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  17. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Congrats and welcome!
  18. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Welcome dreameruk and you got a great starter indeed! Yeah, the arthritis thing sadly does happen but it doesn't mean you can't make music.
    I too own a SnowCrest White like LivingMyDream has but that Fairlane Blue would have probably been my first choice but it wasnt in stock locally. You made a great choice! Great bunch of people here so welcome and enjoy the knowledge.
  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, dreameruk! You have purchased my favorite Electromatic, congrats and enjoy!
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  20. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    Welcome and congratulations. I played a 5420 a few hours ago, testing an amp up at Rainbow Guitars, in Tucson. It’s a very decent sounding instrument.
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