G5420T love

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mschafft, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
  2. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    Your remark makes me consider adding a sound post the Streamliner. Does it sound like a good idea?
    Are they usually glued in btw?
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Grabbed my 5420 yesterday and played it for a couple hours. It has not received much attention as of late with the acquisition of my Pro Line Jet. I was again amazed at how close the build quality is between these Korean Electromatics and the Japanese ProLines.

    I just love the darn thing

  4. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    This just confirms to me the G5420 I bought as my first Gretsch was the right call. Now thinking of modding it to get it close to a Proline and save my money towards that gorgeous new limited edition Penguin.
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  5. Trencherman

    Trencherman Newbie

    Jan 25, 2020
    Dallas, Texas
    That'a a nice piece of art right there.
  6. bobk

    bobk Electromatic

    Dec 30, 2017
    thinking the same thing myself.....Sperzel tuners and TvJones pickups are NEXT on my list......just added a Reverand Spring and it made a Huge difference in playability for only $10........
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  7. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    Here’s a pic of my 5420 with GFS gold foils. The pickup were an experiment and very inexpensive, however, the guitar sounds amazing with these pickups and they’re staying put .. the flame sticker is covering a blemish on the pick guard, ha! 2894BF2B-20D6-449B-A725-41D4A285FE85.jpeg
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  8. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’m on my third 5420. I like them but I have a hard time bonding with them so I keep selling them. Something happened in 2019 though they seem more resonant and more comfortable for some reason. I’m really liking the current one. A 135 anniversary model. Buuuut I’m thinking of selling it. I want another falcon or possibly a country club so I may sell a few of my guits to raise the funds.
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  9. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’m not sure they need to be glued in, if made correctly. A little tension from the back to front is all you need, and the strings will compress the top and post down even more. Besides, you may decide you liked the SL better without it, you can pop it out with no wood damage.

    I like the differences, so no post in my SL. The SL notes bloom out faster, thump a little harder, it’s a slightly different percussive attack when plugged in. It’s also really loud acoustically, kinda cool it can function like a jazz box should.
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  10. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    Thanks for the explanation. I think I'll leave it as is for now because it's stable and sounds great.
  11. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2009
    That's such a pretty colour.
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  12. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
    I just ordered my first Gretsch, a G5420t with the thumbnail inlays in orange. I've been wanting a Gretsch for a good 12 years, glad one is finally on the way!
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Shadowy_Man !
    welcome mat orange.jpg
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  14. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
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