1 scott eads 5 months ago I just recently bought a 5420 (Fairlane Blue), and love it. I owned a 5120 years ago, back when they first came out. The difference between the 5120 and the 5420 is amazing. Gretsch has really listened to their customers and what they wanted. The 5120 bridge buzzed, the tuners were so-so, the Gretsch-buckers were so-so, the strings would catch on the nut, and the bigsby spring - weak. The guitar overall just so much better. Gretsch has closed the gap between the Pro line and the Electromatic line. I'm not saying the gap is closed but the Electros are much closer to the Pros now.I am considering eventually getting some TV Jones, but I'm amazed by the Blacktops. They sound great. Fabulous job Gretsch. Love it!! I dont know of any other guitar company that is so close and listens to their customers. Way to go Joe!!