Question about the G5410T Electromatic.

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by GenghisBomb, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. GenghisBomb

    GenghisBomb Electromatic

    Sep 26, 2021
    So Long & McQuaede have a demo model of this available for their Black Friday sales. I am eyeing it, but was surprised to find out it's the same model number as the "Rat Rod". Are there are differences other than cosmetic ones? Is the "Rat Rod" a newer branding perhaps?

    Is there anything about this model that should make me steer clear of it? For context, I already own a MIM Strat, an Epi LP, and have a Center Block Gretch w/P90's on layaway. Here is the one in question:
  2. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Gretschie

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    It is a Rat Rod, no worries. Just a different finish than you may be familiar with.
  3. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    A good friend owns one just like that one (white/casino gold). It’s a beauty and he loves it!

    I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!!
  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I am a fan of the 5410T guitars, only had great experiences with them and would love to own one, the white and gold is my pic out of the tri 5 ones, it looks so much better in person then in the pics, good luck with your decision.
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  5. robl

    robl Electromatic

    Jan 21, 2011
    I have just bought the flat black model, heard great things about them and the reviews are great. Can't wait to get him!
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  6. GenghisBomb

    GenghisBomb Electromatic

    Sep 26, 2021
    Hey guys, figured I would give you an update. So I went in and tried the guitar, and it really is a beaut. It turns out it wasn't a "demo", it had suffered mild damage in transit, which the store's tech had repaired. I think there was a scratch somewhere up around the 1st fret, but the repair job was flawless, I would never have noticed it.

    BUT, I was a little underwhelmed by the pickups to be honest. I liked almost everything else about the guitar, but I think I just don't like the sound of the Blacktop Filtertrons. I played a Jet that I really liked before that had the same pickups, and they were the turnoff on that as well. It's strange, because I really like the Blacktop BROADtrons, but for some reason, the sound of the BT FT's just comes off as...flat and uninspiring to me. I may go in today to try a couple of pieces out again (they have a gorgeous Epiphone Inspired by 1966 Century with P90 that would make you cry), and if I do, I will try the Gretsch again if it's not too busy there. Updates forthcoming!
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  8. GenghisBomb

    GenghisBomb Electromatic

    Sep 26, 2021
    Thanks! I always have fun going to the music store! I have my Gretsch on layaway there anyway, so going in to "make a payment" provides the excuse!
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