Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

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ourafilmes
KVRist
310 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am

Meet the most beautiful guitar ever made...
No more words needed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exE03A-JewY

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1139 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:04 am

Cool, it's a beauty. It's just asking for a Jazz chord progression, or some rock and roll.

I liked the J&D SH40 semi hollow you hung on the wall for decoration.
J&D seem decent, their LP single cut guitars have the good spec, mahogany body with a thick maple cap, PAF style Alnico pickups.

Anyway, have fun with the Gretsch.
Last edited by The Noodlist on Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

ourafilmes
KVRist
310 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:14 am

Cheers!
Man, this is high-end and the J&D SH40 was low end - really good looking but full of cheap electronics that make noise since day 1, some defects in the wood, do not stay in tune for long... This is the opposite. Note that in the 3 days I recorded some guitar parts for this video, I never ever tuned it after doing it early on day 1...
It is really great! I bought it for my own 44th birthday and I am a happy guy!

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1139 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:32 am

A belated happy birthday. :party:
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24669 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:53 am

Looks gorgeous, and costs less than I imagined (in the UK). I like the cadillic green version too.

e-crooner
KVRist
124 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 am

Made in Korea (north or south? 8) ). How much did it cost? Probably half of whatever it would cost if it were made in the US or Europe...

ourafilmes
KVRist
310 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 am

The Noodlist wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:32 am
A belated happy birthday. :party:
Thanks mate. It was 2 months ago...
Conclusion: Life is too short for bad sound.
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:53 am
Looks gorgeous, and costs less than I imagined (in the UK). I like the cadillic green version too.
It is. Cadillac Green would be my 2nd option if this was not available.
Cheers!
e-crooner wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 am
Made in Korea (north or south? 8) ). How much did it cost? Probably half of whatever it would cost if it were made in the US or Europe...
Not in North Korea for sure...
It cost around 980€ retail price but I managed to shave VAT off that. It is high end construction. Great guitar for the price!
Totally recommended.
Please check the G2420 if you want the "same guitar" but cheaper! Not exactly the same, of course but very similar in specs and looks.

e-crooner
KVRist
124 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:07 am

Wow, that's affordable. I am not a guitar player, but I would have guessed about 3 thousands dollars or euros.

I think almost any new, well-made quality guitar looks very beautiful.

ourafilmes
KVRist
310 posts since 21 Jul, 2007 from Porto, Portugal

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:09 am

It is an amazing deal people!

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Hink
Rad Grandad
29247 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:12 am

what's the difference between the "T" and "TG"? found a G4520T for 699usd at mf...but it's usually 899usd

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars ... ybEALw_wcB
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

e-crooner
KVRist
124 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am

Maybe the golden tuners/hardware...

Btw, I think you pasted the wrong link.

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Rad Grandad
29247 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:34 am

the link here goes to what looks like the same white guitar with gold hardware
Gretsch Guitars G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar Snow Crest White


Body

Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed

Neck

Neck shape: U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.6 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard

Material: Bound Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Thumbnail
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)

Pickups

Configuration: HH
Neck: Blacktop Filter'Tron
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Blacktop Filter'Tron
Brand: Gretsch
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None

Controls

Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume, master tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No

Hardware

Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Adjusto-matic with rosewood base
Tailpiece: Bigsby B60
Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
Color: Gold

Other

Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

e-crooner
KVRist
124 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am

Your link leads to TC Helicon GO GUITAR Portable Guitar Interface for Mobile Devices :)

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24669 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:46 am

e-crooner wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am
Your link leads to TC Helicon GO GUITAR Portable Guitar Interface for Mobile Devices :)
It goes to "Breath Builder Isomeric Exerciser" for me ... :lol:

e-crooner
KVRist
124 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Gretsch G5420TG - probably, the most beautiful guitar ever made

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:53 am

Here is the correct link:

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/search? ... sch+G5420T

When I look for photos of that guitar on Google, they all seem to be with non-golden hardware.

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