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PostSubject: Gretsch 5120 custom   Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:51 pm

This is one of my Gretsch , it is a cheap model so i tried to customized it...it has been customized just for my personal pleasure, what you think about it ??



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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:50 pm

Awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:26 pm

Is it just me or does anyone else have problems viewing the pix?? All I get is a pictiger banner.
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:07 pm

No...it's not just you, Pony. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:23 am

Good looking axe! I tell ya you guys and your Gretschs are really making me try figure a way to ditch my Ibanez and buy a big G.

BTW if you right click on the link and save target you can open the pictures
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:35 am

pony65k wrote:
Is it just me or does anyone else have problems viewing the pix?? All I get is a pictiger banner.

i have the same problem... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:53 am

brett wrote:
pony65k wrote:
Is it just me or does anyone else have problems viewing the pix?? All I get is a pictiger banner.

i have the same problem... Crying or Very sad

Go by what Alka says:

BTW if you right click on the link and save target you can open the pictures

Awesome looking guitar Max Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:06 am

oops...thanks Pony..

it`s early in the morning in europe so didn`t read it so quick..

But the guitar looks great.

Did you change Pick ups also?
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:13 pm

the images are now ok... watch the first topic to see it, have a good day, Max
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PostSubject: Heres my Kustom Kool 5120   Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:21 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:34 pm

Looks fantastic, great job! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:59 pm

Awesome!!!!! Nice job. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:18 pm

Hey Hotrod,
Where did you get the Lucky Lady decal?

Steve
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PostSubject: pickgaurd   Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:26 pm

is that pickgaurd cream or gold, and where can you find a cheap replacment?
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:59 pm

Dru,
If you have the clear pickguard, you can paint it. Get model spray paint at a hobby store. Make sure you paint the backside of the pickguard only. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:56 am

Hey, thanks for the comment on my Gretsch

In order to get that sticker it was simple really. I just copy/paste it from the setzer re issue website. Then I played with the contrast on the picture editing software, and sized it to the size I wanted then printed it out on a blank sheet of sticker paper. What's cool about it is that you end up with baiscally the same wear marks and all from the setzer guitar. Just a steady hand with the exacto knife and wala!
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:06 am

about the pick gourd, I must agree with nj stray cat on how to go about painting it. I'll send some picks of my pickgaurd but baisiclly I did the same thing with mine. Only difference is that I had reverse sticker Gretsch logo put in the back of the clear pick gaurd. Then I sprayed over it and then you have a preety authentic looking pick gaurd.
I got my sticker logo from a guy named setzer signs online at the gretsch pages forum. Just in case you were wondering.
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:04 am

hey hot rod.. good work and good look Smile Twisted Evil my tv tones classic are in order.... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:10 am

Hotrod,
Can you provide a link? I'm not sure what website you are referring to. Thanks! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:26 pm

Hey, thanks sunrecord. I heard TV jones are the best, I never realy played a guitar with them but I hope to one day. my gretsch has filter trons that I got cheap on ebay. its funny realy, I bought the pickup bezels from TV Jones (English mount).
and NJ stray cat; heres the link to the setzers signs website. just drop him a line for what you want and hell send you the stickers.

http://www.signsearch.com/client/search_client.cfm/28566

heres what the pickgaurd finished product looks like. as you can see, the gretsch humbuckers which originally came with the guitar are way bigger than the filtertrons so theres a slight gap at the pickup locations. in the future ill swap it out for a 6120 pickgaurd so that it'll fit better but as for now, I think its alright.
also one more thing that I cant stress enough....Ive been playing my guitar for like 6 months but it still dosent play nearly as well as the 6120 (as i have gone to GC on occasion) It was real frustrating so I heard of having the guitar properly setup at a guitar shop by adjusting the trussrod, and bridge to improve intonation and action (they are made in korea at a far less quality control than the ones made in japan, sometimes even the necks are warped brand new, dont know why? probably due to the drastic changes in humidity when exported but hey still dont know why?) . so I had the setup done and ive never been happier. its as close to the playing feel of the higher end gretches as your gonna get and boy...it was like I bought a brand new guitar! very impressed and very happy with that.

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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:34 pm

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Gretsch 5120 custom   Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:46 am

put up some pics of your gretsch when finished or in the meantime...it's always nice to see Kool guitarz!!
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