Gretsch Garage Sale

Gretsch G5420T Fairlane Blue Pinstriped rockabilly machine

1

I like the stripes. Is the eyeball painted? Do you still have the pickguard?

2

That is awesome!!!

3

That's very nice. Not usually a fan of pinstripes, except Walts but that looks great!

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Anybody know Frank (PanhandleRagged68)? I sent him a payment for this husk on Sept. 9th... he reported a death in the family a month ago, and I haven't heard from him since. Several emails and a phone call (voice mail) this past weekend has yielded zero response.

I'm genuinely worried about him... but if another few weeks go by I guess I'll have to consider the potential that I was simply scammed.

If anyone knows him, maybe touch base with him and make sure he's Ok.

6

This is the meaning, Ed, of suffering for your blues.

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Anybody know Frank (PanhandleRagged68)? I sent him a payment for this husk on Sept. 9th... he reported a death in the family a month ago, and I haven't heard from him since. Several emails and a phone call (voice mail) this past weekend has yielded zero response.

I'm genuinely worried about him... but if another few weeks go by I guess I'll have to consider the potential that I was simply scammed.

If anyone knows him, maybe touch base with him and make sure he's Ok.

– kc_eddie_b

Ed, you are a patient man! Good on you for giving the seller the benefit of the doubt. I would have been hounding him after a couple of weeks. I hope everything works out for you (and him as well, I suppose!). Let us know what happens.

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Well... three months after sending payment, I've finally received this Electromatic husk. I look forward to engaging in the project!

The seller isn't a bad guy from what I can tell... but I would caution anyone looking to buy any of his offerings in the future. Buyer beware.

9

Good on ya Ed, glad it worked out — you must be happy to have another blue one in the stable, and did I mention I love those stripes?

What pickups are you thinking of putting into it?

11

Sorry to hear it took so long to get the guitar. It looks like a great project. I particularly like the pinstripe job. Please post some pics when you have finished installing the pickups.

12

Congrats. Glad it worked out. How about posting a pic to remind us what it looks like since the original post has been deleted?

13

Just getting the parts together. The B6 and P-90s are just sitting on the top. I have some jewel-style Falcon knobs. I'll need a different bridge. But I'm already feeling the mojo...!

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Painted-on headstock motif covers the "Electromatic" text.

16

It's looking great! Worth the wait!

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Painted-on headstock motif covers the "Electromatic" text.

– kc_eddie_b

I maybe wrong but I think in the fairlane blue has no Electromatic text. It has the newer headstock shape too...

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You could be right about the headstock. I just assumed it was under there. Maybe the former owner just felt like it needed a flying eyeball to be complete. I dig it.

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It's looking great! Worth the wait!

– Hoot Owl

Yup.


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