NGD! My G5129 arrived today

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by JeffreyLeePierre, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Earlier than expected, all clean and intact, my G5129 is here and I could try it a few minutes.


    First impression: it's a great guitar.
    Light as a feather, that amazing Great Gretsch Sound, I immediately found the sweet spot for the DeArmond pickups on the amp. Last time I had played the G3140, so I did not change anything and the sound was immediately great, a bit rounder, a bit fuller if that can be said. Soon to become my number 1.

    The seller was a luthier then playability and intonation are perfect. Tuning does not move at all after bigsby-ing.

    I'll shot lots of pics when it's sunny and will post them.
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  2. Congrats! I had the same model years back. I would grab another if they cam around.
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  3. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Congrads, Shes a beauty, Enjoy
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats again, really is a nice guitar, sounds like you got a real winner.
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  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  6. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congratulations .... you look like a happy man :) Enjoy
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  8. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I have a 5126 so I know why you love it....Congrats and may the honeymoon be long!!!
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  9. Gewdkharma

    Gewdkharma Gretschie

    Jan 14, 2018
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Congratulations! Looks like a great guitar
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  10. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    I regret to admit that I am consumed by jealousy.
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  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats, you 2 love birds get a room!:D
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congratulations on a beautiful guitar.
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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  14. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That is pretty! Congrats!
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  15. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Beautiful! Great guitar.
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  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations - I'm also jealous!
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  17. CBHScott

    CBHScott Electromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    Central OH

    I miss the one I had a few years back - stupidly traded it for a Les Paul, which I no longer have, either. :rolleyes::oops::(
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  18. scrimmer

    scrimmer Gretschie

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    That is one very sharp guitar right there. Enjoy!
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  19. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Congrats! They are amazing guitars, I love mine. These seem to be appreciated by those who own them (or have owned one) and I wonder if Gretsch has considered making a new G5XXX series with these pickups?
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  20. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Thanks to everybody.

    One of my concern about buying from the internet without trying the guitar was that it could be a lemon.
    It's not.
    Then yes, @Stefan87 it's a real winner, @scrimmer it's really sharp and @thunder58 I'm really happy.

    @Henry that pic was shot in my youngest son's room. The electronic drumkit is his.

    @drmilktruck it seems that this G2159 no longer on sale already (I cannot see it, maybe because the seller would not ship to Europe?).

    @Randy99CL I've read that the first Electromatic series was stopped after DeArmond discontinued these wonder 2000. I don't know how current dynasonic-type pickups compare with them.
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