Modern Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch 5420T Pickup Surrounds

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I have one of the early 5420Ts with the hump-block inlays and the chrome pickup surrounds. I love the guitar but just don't like the surrounds. Does anyone make replacements?

Sean

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I have one of the early 5420Ts with the hump-block inlays and the chrome pickup surrounds. I love the guitar but just don't like the surrounds. Does anyone make replacements?

Sean

– sobrien

Yes. The main problems is that the chrome ones are larger than the traditional ones and that the blacktop 'Trons use two screws on one side. You can get more traditional sized/looking surrounds from Gretsch or TV Jones with the two holes for adjustment screws, similar to the ones on current Electromatics but they will not cover the indents from the chrome ones and you will probably have to redrill the attachment screw holes.


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