Hi to you all! Newbie to the brand

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by TomK, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. TomK

    TomK Electromatic

    Nov 18, 2020
    Thanks for letting me join this group. New guitar day here. G5230T in red. This is by far the best guitar I have ever owned. I also have an EPI 335 Pro, EPI Hummingbird, baby Martin, and a parts telecaster.
    I am really blown away with the fit and finish of the guitar. Looks killer and plays like a dream right out of the box.
    I am looking forward to reading about the 5230 and what people are doing with them.
  2. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    Welcome from another Chicagoan!......Burbs!!
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  3. TomK

    TomK Electromatic

    Nov 18, 2020
    Thanks, Lake Villa area here
  4. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Welcome Tom! Since I can't be the first to welcome you, let me be the first to request pics of your new guitar! We love guitar pucs around here (wouldn't mind seeing any of the others you care to share either).

    One of the many cool things about this place (the people are the best) is that you can upload photos directly from your phone/computer/whatever. Enjoy!
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  5. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Welcome Tomk. Yeah,we do love pics here. I bet she's a
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  6. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to the nut house Tom!;)

    Congrats on the new geet too.
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  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Welcome to the forum Tom, and congrats on your new Gretsch!
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  8. OleDangy

    OleDangy Electromatic

    Oct 23, 2020
    JC Tennessee
    Welcome bud. I have lived in the Southeast most of my life bud Dad's job took us to Illinois during my Jr high and high school days. I went to Libertyville. Your neck of the woods.
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  9. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    I'm sure you'll enjoy your G5230T. The fit and finish on these is first class.
  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome Tomk, I have the silver version and they are a great guitar, look forward to seeing pics of your collection.
  11. BCRatRod73

    BCRatRod73 Gretschie

    Sep 1, 2020
    Welcome...but you must be warned you have now been infected with the Gretsch bug. There apparently is no cure. The only remedy to manage the symptoms is to purchase more Gretsch guitars.
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you’re here
  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Tom!
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  14. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello Tom good to have you join us on the forum. I have a black G5230T and enjoy it along with the rest of the tribe.
    Look forward to seeing some of your pics in the future.
  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How ya doin'? Welcome to the madhouse!
    Cubs or Sox?
    I grew up in NW Indiana, so, Chicago was our "Big City".
    I lived on the East end of the South Shore railroad.
    Besides, they can pronounce my name properly there.
    As a kid, we watched WGN and WTTW.
  16. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    welcome to the forum, Tom.
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  17. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Hi Tom and welcome!
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  18. TomK

    TomK Electromatic

    Nov 18, 2020
    I grew up in Milwaukee so Brewers, but my wife is a lifelong Cubs fan. She as a young girl would take the EL to the games with her father. We still watch WGN.
    Have a Timmy's on me and thanks for the welcome.
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
  20. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Smart girl! And welcome!:)

    And make room for a second Gretsch- it hasn't found you yet, but it will!
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