Modern Gretsch Guitars

NGD three years in the making

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You may remember that I have been pining for a 5422-12 in natural since GDP member and Musician’s Friend employee HoboKing promised one was comming via a special run just for MF customers. I waited and wrote emails and called to no avail and I groused about it on a few other threads (sorry).

Then, last month, they released the April catalog (thanks to eagle-eyed GDPer SJB66) with my long lusted for 12 in natural blonde. Oh, joy! I had to buy it, of course, and it arrived last evening. I haven’t even plugged it in yet but it arrived perfectly set up and almost in tune. Plays real nice.

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Then, this morning when I was at Guitar Center selling some stuff to pay for my very exclusive “special run” when I glanced up. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the very 5422 in natural on the big wall of strings.

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This does not dampen my enthusiasm one tiny bit.

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Congrats Bob!

I'm sure it will sound as good as it looks!

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Oh my! I think I'm in love, I think I need to find one of these guitars!

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That is SWEET, Bob! Congrats!

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Wow. Bring it to Nashville.

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Nice, I tried waiting for one of these, but ended up with a 6122-12 in Natural - but, that is one beautiful guitar. I know they sound great too!

Karl

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Nice x12! We expect audio-visual samples soon.

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Worth the wait! Congrats

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Thanks, all. I’m playing it through a Brain and a Barber Tone Press and it sparkles and jangles beautifully. Now I have to learn a new batch of songs, Beatles, Petty, etc.

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Love it man! I'd suggest some early REM too. South Central Rain is really fun to play on a 12 string - beautiful and unique chord progression.

What is the nut width on that?

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You may remember that I have been pining for a 5422-12 in natural since GDP member and Musician’s Friend employee HoboKing promised one was comming via a special run just for MF customers. I waited and wrote emails and called to no avail and I groused about it on a few other threads (sorry).

Then, last month, they released the April catalog (thanks to eagle-eyed GDPer SJB66) with my long lusted for 12 in natural blonde. Oh, joy! I had to buy it, of course, and it arrived last evening. I haven’t even plugged it in yet but it arrived perfectly set up and almost in tune. Plays real nice.

– Bob Howard

Nice! I may have to think about one of those...

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I will, thanks. About 1.75”( 1 11/16“)

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Congratulations. That's a beautiful guitar and a classic look.


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