Hello all! Next week will be an NGD for a new G5420T

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Armygirl, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hello all! I hope this finds you all well....
    Apologies for being way out of the loop for months but I’ve been busy with all the COVID stuff at work. Thankfully, we’re all finished and have handed everything back to the civilians.... I’m just a bit knackered.
    I decided to treat myself for getting through it all in one piece, so I went and ordered myself a lovely Candy Apple Red 5420T! I’ve still got my Jet and my Streamliner but I have never had a true hollow body... so it is being added to the gang! I’ve also never had anything with a Bigsby, (I even take the tremolo arms off Strats) so this should be a laugh!
    I went Into the shop and played a different colour today, loved it and ordered the red, so I get it next week! I’m so excited!
    Does anyone have any cool songs that sound especially good on a hollow body?
    Take care all!

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  2. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Gretschie

    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    The 5420 was my first experience with a big-body hollow electric guitar and it's been a lot of fun. Has me contemplating going with an even bigger body model, lol.

    Mine's the vintage orange '59 model from Sweetwater. But sure wouldn't mind owning that Candy Apple Red... or Fairlane Blue... or Cherry/Gold two-tone model haha:)
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  3. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    I tried the Fairlane Blue Demo they had... but I have a Jet in that... it’s beautiful but I fancied a change. I was wondering if it would be too big for me, having tiny hands and being generally wee, but it was absolutely perfect. They build quality is amazing. When I joined this forum, electromatics were entry level and still pretty good. Now they are simply amazing! So looking forward to it!
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  4. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    Yes, that's a great looking guitar!

    I have no hollowbody song advice, but enjoy every chord, and every twang on that bigsby!
  5. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    Sep 1, 2020
    What'd I Say by Ray Charles is kinda fun to play on a hollowbody.
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  6. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Glad you're back posting M and congrats on your 5420!
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  7. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Nice to be back!
  8. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Thanks so much.. I’ll look that up!
  9. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2020
    New York
    First thanks for your service! Huge congrats on that beauty! Enjoy
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  10. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    I think those both actually have the same scale length neck. Congrats on the new guitar!
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  11. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Anything Chet or Travis played works well on a 5420t
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  12. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Hope you’re well ... enjoy that 5420!! :)
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  13. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Great to hear from you again! Keep well and rock that thang!
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  14. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    Thank you all.... this is what I've missed!
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  15. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Congrats and enjoy; they are very nice. I saw a candy apple red one in Guitar Center last week.

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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome back, Martine, I missed you. Congrats on your beautiful 5420T. Enjoy, enjoy, you deserve it after all your hard work and essential service!
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  17. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Welcome back and congratulations on your new purchase!

    Now you've raised my gas again, being in quite the same situation as you were: 2 semi-hollow Gretsch guitars and not the real big thing yet. Yes a G5420T is in my future...

    First song I'd try is Charlie Feathers' I Can't Hardly Stand It.

    And I'd absolutely want to try strumming hippie songs to see if there's a way / setting to make it better than with an accoustic. Things like Wild Horses or even The Times They Are A-Changin'...
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, beautiful guitar!
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  20. mister rain

    mister rain Gretschie

    Apr 23, 2020
    new orleans
    that sounds sooooo good on my falcon...

    everything by duane eddy. and obviously the cramps.
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