Ho ho ho, Santa Claus is gonna make me a New Guitar Christmas this year I finally did it and bought the hollow body Gretsch I've been desperately longing for for so long... I'd been procrastinating for too long about G512x VS brand new G5420T VS G2420T and circumstances finally helped me: - new G2420T have that BT2 and colors that I don't like, and there's no way to find one used mark 1 in France, - orange G5420T are out of stock in all shops and very scarce on the internet (there's only one continental Europe site having Orange TG for EUR 1,300 which is much more than 2 years ago). Then a beautiful one popped up on the "Zikinf" musicians' website I regularly check. The price is not a miracle but it comes from a pro luthier and then with complete revision and set-up, which is quite valued for me due to my own inability. And it looks like Santa's coat has bled onto it (pic from the seller) So I've done my homework -especially here on Gretsch-Talk which really is a great resource about these old Electromatics- and it appears that this beautiful G5129 is a 05 Samick model, then with the B60, floating Bisgby bridge and probably smaller f-holes (but the pic is not ideal to make sure). I'm also wondering about body depth, most probably 2.75 but still to be confirmed. The seller told me it's 100% stock, looks like brand new, no scratches at all, seems that it previously belonged to someone who had it for his collection rather than actually playing it. I just wonder how it will compare to my G3140. Same pickups, probably same factory (I'm not 100% sure about my G3140, I just stumbled on a post stating G3140 / Historic series guitars come from Peerless whereas I thought they were from Samick). And necks might be very close too. But I finally decided and confirmed to myself I want another DeArmond 2000 equipped model (I do love these pickups) instead of trying Blacktop Filtertrons. But the specs are really close: (Huge kudos to @hayleyfan and @6stings who initially posted these 2 catalog pages). It should leave the seller by Monday or Tuesday then I should have it by end of the week. Not sure I will wait for Christmas before playing it (also because we will travel to family for season holiday). Of course, complete pics when it arrives so that you'll be in the know.