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 Post subject: Gretsch G5120
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:22 pm 
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has anyone played the new electromatic, its like the other one but i think slightyly upgraded, it comes in an orange wood stain, really nice looking but has anyone ever played one, ive not seen em in shops yet

i liked the other electromatic hollows though


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:03 am 
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im getting a gretsch next month and cannot wait :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:09 am 
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emma wrote:
im getting a gretsch next month and cannot wait :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:03 am 
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I've heard nothing but good things about the 5120's, however, I didn't realise there was a new version out so things may have changed.
I was going to get one last year but ended up getting a 6119 Tennessee Rose instead....fabulous guitars. There's a great Gretsch Forum online at www.gretschpages.com I'm sure you will find loads of info there and the people are very helpful as well.

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 Post subject: gretsch g5120
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Buying a 5120 is just about the best thing you can do, far as I can see. I got my orange one in January and it's just stunningly good. Feels great, sounds great, looks great.
I'd thoroughly recommend the Gretsch pages for help and advice - these guys (mostly in the US but some in Europe and elsewhere) are incredibly knowledgeable and generous with it - and there's lots of nice pictures and info too.
Only thng about the orange 5120 seems to be availability in the UK - I got mine from Peter Cook in London, but the good guitar shops in my hometown (Glasgow) have had none for months - you can get a sunburst one easy-peasy, but orange is another matter.
I guess it's because the orange model really does come on like a (much) lighter-on-the-pocket 6120, which has to be THE Gretsch to beat all. From Eddie Cochran to Poison Ivy - you know it makes sense![/img]

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:25 pm 
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emma wrote:
im getting a gretsch next month and cannot wait :D


good for you emma. i wish i was getting something as nice as that. But alas all I suspect i will get is bigger bills. Still i can dream of a nice geetar can't I? :)

I'm sure RH plays some of those nice new electromatics. Didn't know there was an ornage one tho.

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Is that orc dead? wrote:
emma wrote:
im getting a gretsch next month and cannot wait :D


good for you emma. i wish i was getting something as nice as that. But alas all I suspect i will get is bigger council tax bills. Still i can dream of a nice geetar can't I? :)

I'm sure RH plays some of those nice new electromatics. Didn't know there was an ornage one tho.


whoops this post has gone in twice. I blame internet pixies.Like anyone would notice.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:43 pm 
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http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/inde ... 2=&q=&st=1
Image I like the orange ones but the black and red ones make my heart all a-flutter
both are on sale at the moment with £100 off
http://www.guitar.co.uk/gretsch/1399-gr ... ric_guitar
http://www.guitar.co.uk/gretsch/1084-gr ... ric_guitar


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:13 pm 
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from the Electromatic range i have bought these and they are fucking great,i've been playing gretsch's all my life and i can't believe how good they are.

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however i bought this last week,its the Chet Atkins"Eddie Cochran"model with the P90 pick up



holy fookin shite sticks,its the BEST guitar i have ever played let alone owned.................EVER .........by a mile


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:10 pm 
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this is the actual one i bought
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I was going to get one of these last week with my bonous ...

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went for a laptop instead as my computer has all but given up the ghost, still want me one of them guitars though though :(

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thats beautiful,Bo Didley played one of those.
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this is a top album by the way,it has Crackin up on it a wicked tune

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actually I kinda prefer the one with the white pic guard, Its a machine of great beauty, I kid you not I spent about half an hour in sound control just staring at that guitar, they even offered me a cup of tea.

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that wants to pick it up and play the fucker not sup fuckin teaImage

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