Though the wife said no,expecting new G5126 Electromatic Silver Sparkle friday

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by thunderbaas, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    You can`t go wrong with sparkle.
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  2. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Nice catch on the 5126!

    Suddenly, sleeping on the sofa for the next 2 weeks doesn't seem so bad, does it? :D:rolleyes:
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  3. mike77rios

    mike77rios Gretschie

    Nov 13, 2011
    san Diego
    I've used that one before!
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  4. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Do you mind if I try your idea on my wife ? Nothing I try seems to work.
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Nice looking git.

    Something that a single, homeless guy would look good with! Lol
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  6. Ted Keane

    Ted Keane Electromatic

    Mar 19, 2016
    Ft Collins,Colorado
    It's easier to apologize than to ask permission.Nice guitar!
  7. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Beautiful guitar that I bet is going to sound great.

  8. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    Go ahead....
    We’ll just stand here and watch...
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  9. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Gretschie

    Jan 22, 2019
    Beautiful! I'm considering the gold version from a local CL ad. Do you mind if I ask how much you didn't tell your wife you spent?
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  10. Jbpoprocks

    Jbpoprocks Electromatic

    Jan 30, 2021
    New to this forum....I’m wondering about the rarity and common interest in this silver burst. I’ve recently read only 25 were made!?!? Crazy. I feel like a very lucky man and love the guitar but man,oh man, I wanna black & gold g520.

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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  12. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    Now that's a silver sparkle! My Electromatic G5439 Silver Sparkle Jet is a good example, but it's got the 70's cheap bathroom tile silver sparkle. Still a really cool axe, but I wish it had the Gretsch Drum finish sparkle like yours.

    (not my example, but might as well be)
  13. StillHollow

    StillHollow Electromatic

    Dec 9, 2020
    Man, that is a beautiful guitar! Congratulations brother!
  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats thunderbaas, that's a beautiful Gretsch!
  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    I want the same ! :eek::cool::cool::cool:
    In Lefty... o_Oo_Oo_O
    No. :(

    Congratulations, of course !

    PS : I pay myself for all my gear sur mes propres deniers, so my wife has nothing to say... ;)

    But it's me, OK ? :D

  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Like camping!

    I have a 5129 that I treasure. It is an Anni with single-coil pickups. Plays and sounds as good as any Gretsch I own. While it was not the first Gretsch I owned it kindles the passion to collect them as it is so good.

    Enjoy it and don't worry about the missus. Any woman that would divorce you over a guitar wasn't worth having in the first place - at least that's what I told my first wife. LOL
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  17. thunderbaas

    thunderbaas Electromatic

    Sep 22, 2019
    Hi rockymtnguitar, I don't mind tellin' In dollars it was about 660. Which is considering the prices on Reverb a verry decent price. What won me over is not especially the silver sparkle but the DeArmond pick ups. Still the sparkle looks great (and so far I've only seen it on foto's,gonna pick it up friday) As for the misses,she'll come around on this beauty. She allways does in the end,that's why she's still my wife;)
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  18. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Agreed! I have always been a big fan of Imperials!
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  19. SWoody

    SWoody Gretschie

    Aug 27, 2018
    I have 2 of those. They were made in 2 different factories and I have one from each. You can tell the difference by which Bigsby is on it at a glance. The one you have the body is slightly smaller and thinner than a 5420 for example. Also the pickguards look the same if they are side by side but one will not fit on the other there is quite a difference in the cut and fit. You will LOVE those pickups. Don't even think about changing them unless you are just upgrading to TArmonds but once you crank them up I doubt you will.
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Is dat nieuw? Is dat IVM met het virus?
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