Hello all Finally after far far too long I am a Gretsch owner ! Sadly, its not a vintage model but I finally bit the bullet and took delivery of a new G5622T in Orange Satin - it had to be ! I've always owned Fenders (well Squiers) but have always and i mean always wanted a Gretsch after seeing a certain Liverpudlian playing one and being a big Poison Ivy and the Cramps fan way back when I was a teenager. I also have a Squier Tele 50's Custom Vibe and a Taylor Big baby. I'm strictly an amateur and am in awe of some of the players here, but Greta has encouraged me to push my self and learn more complicated blues and rock n roll - I'm from what you would call an 'Indie' background but now just love good music whatever the category, so the greats - The Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, ACDC, Neil Young but also The Smiths (Johnny Marr is one of my fave guitarists) The Cure, The Cult, The Stone Roses and even Billy Bragg who is ultimately responsible for me buying my first guitar - bet not too many claim that cheers Billy ! The guitar will probably stay stock but I've ordered a nice Gretsch strap and a tweed lead to complete the look ! I only have a Roland Cube Mini GX amp so will start saving my pennies to get something with a bit more oomph - although I'm already loving those tones ! thanks if you made it so far !