NGD G5420tg-59

budglo

Electromatic
Feb 26, 2019
72
Ohio
Today my 5420 arrived from sweetwater. Since it was colder today, I had to let it acclimate. Once I did , I unpacked it and inspected it. It came to me absolutely flawless . Once again the Korean made 5420 impressed me with their workmanship. Checked the action , fretwork and intonation. The fretwork is actually fantastic. Usually I feel the need to give it a good fret polishing , but the frets looked and felt great. Action is set at about 4/64ths with about .009 of relief. No buzzing and the guitar plays great.

I has forgotten how nice those blacktops sound . Nice gretschy tone. I plugged it into my 59 Bassman ri and got some great tones. 06D234AB-2132-47F9-96BE-58FEAF020BFA.jpeg Im going to play it for a few days ,then take the strings off and check the frets for straightness and recheck intonation , relief, etc. I used the bigsby and no evidence of nut binding.

All in all i am so impressed. This is my second one . I unfortunately had to sell the first one a while back, so I knew what I was getting into. The only negative , and it’s a tiny one is the pickup switch is noisy when switching positions. I might eventually replace it at some point. Also the case reeks of glue and I’ll figure some way to get rid of it. Again not a big deal. These Korean made 5420s are great guitars. I’ll get more pics once I spend some time with it ,but for now all I can say is Wow! That coming from someone that has some higher end guitars.
 

radd

Friend of Fred
Dec 27, 2017
5,539
Home
If something happened to the Fairlane Blue 5420 I have, the 5420tg-59 would be my instant replacement.

Congratulations.
 

calebaaron666

Friend of Fred
Aug 15, 2018
6,648
Auburn, Maine
Gorgeous!
Congratulations and Enjoy!!
The TG-59 is certainly the prettiest of the 5420Ts. I had one that I modded into oblivion and then sold on craigslist, resulting in a $500+ loss.
I sure hope you’re a smarter man then I!!
 


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