2010 Gretsch 5123-B Electromatic Bass:
- Owned by
- Sean S.
- Body style
- Single Cutaway Hollowbody
- Sunset/Western Orange/Lotus Ivory
- Rosewood with Neo-Classic/Thumbnail inlays
- Delrin/Synthetic Bone
- Master Volume
- Neck pickup volume
- Bridge pickup volume
- Master Tone (knob)
- Pickup selector switch
- G-Arrow knobs
- ABM/Gretsch Adjustamatic Roller
- Unusual factory features
Neo-Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Black Headstock Overlay, White Pearloid Gretsch© and Electromatic® Headstock Inlays, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, Bound Maple Top and Back, No Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod.
So I was spooning with my new G5123-B Electromatic® Bass, freshly shipped to Austin, TX, all the way from Minneapolis, MN...
See post: http://gretschpages.com/forum/bass-ment/gretsch-electromatic-g5123b-hollowbody-electricacoustic-4-string-bass-information/37691/page1/
...and I decided to throw some flatwounds on her, and guess what? the tuning machine washer on the G-string was totally worn away. It literally fell to pieces when I tuned the G down to remove the string. I bring it in to my local GC that had it shipped in, and begged them to find me a washer. I did NOT want to send this thing all the way to Gretsch© to have it fixed.
"No problem," says the GC employee, "We'll get you one from the other store here in town, they'll do an even swap." "Buddy, this one came from Minnesota," says I, "I doubt very much the other Austin store has one sitting on the shelf, they didn't have one last week when I ordered this one."
Guess what? The other Austin store had one. Same story as before, "It wasn't in the computer, we didn't know we could sell it." I couldn't wait for a store transfer, I drove straight to the other location, and made the swap.
I feel like the luckiest dude ever. I hope y'all enjoyed this instrument's story.