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Hi guys- Ever since the GC/MF FSR G5657T came out , I've really had a case of GAS. The 5657 is basically a version of the 5655 centerblock jr. with humpblocks instead of thumbnails finished in Imperial Stain. I resisted as long as I could for a couple of reasons. First like a lot of us I have too many guitars already, plus stock photos show a wide variation of the Imperial Stain finish, from a deep rich color to a blotchy light finish. Well I was looking at the Toledo GC instore inventory and noticed they had one in stock which would give me a chance to check out one in person. So after deciding to use my 5135 as a trade in I went to check it out yesterday. Well I ended making a deal. Heck, I can always use a birthday weekend as an excuse anyway, right? Here's some pics.

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Hey Twom, I think you scored a winner. I do love that finish! Congratulations.

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Very nice, Twom! I like the deep color of the Imperial Stain. Enjoy it, I have a 5422 Electromatic guitar (with humpblocks), so I know just how exquisite the builds are on these Electromatic guitars. The craftsmanship is outstanding. You scored a hit with this one, it's beautiful !

It's my birthday weekend too (Oct 3rd) and I got a Firebird Duo Jet. It was a gift from my wife, she's really cool and spoils me with incredible gifts.

Over the Labor Day weekend sale at Sweetwater, I bought pair of TV Jones Classic pickups and wiring harness for my 5422. I haven't put them in yet, but I think that it will be a substantial upgrade. I'll post my impressions of the new pots and pickups after I install them.

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can i borrow your wife for a trip to Guitar Center? strictly platonic, i assure you.

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Looks like a small body kind of thing... I like the looks of it!

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Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm digging it so far.

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that is by far the nicest iteration of the Imperial finish that i've seen.

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Cool guitar! Enjoy!

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Great job, Twom. Enjoy the heck out of it.

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Congrats Twom and may the honeymoon last long. Definitely great looking!

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That is really nice looking. Congratulations!

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Well Twom, are you still loving it? We need an update!

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Hey, Dave, sorry it's taken so long to reply, work schedule has been crazy. First of all, still loving this axe. A couple of observations of the build: With the centerblock jr. models being jet-sized, I assumed the neck width would be the same as pro jets(1.68),and online specs seemingly confirm this, but I thought the neck on mine felt a little wider to me. So I got out the calipers, and it came out 1.71. The bigger headstock takes some getting used too, plus the headstock barely fits in a duo jet case. Also with the body depth being thinner than a pro jet , the neck set isn't as shallow. I see a tru-arc in the future. As for pickups, I might use this as an opportunity to try out some HS filtertrons, instead of going the TV route. Keep rockin' everybody.


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