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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by spruce, Jul 17, 2011.
Oh my... That's beautiful. No two ways about it.
Those DeArmond 2000 single-coil pups have that something special that make this guitar quite valuable. The baby blue finish is quite appealing too Congrats !
a single white feather not 4 , you should look up its meaning
for Robert Plant it symbolized the Writer
it has many more meanings , you see it as cowardice as you see things one
way , you have to look at things from all angles to get the complete picture
In the United States, the white feather can symbolise superior combat
marksmanship. Its most notable wearer was Marine Corps
for julian lennon it means something totally different
That may just be the coolest guitar I have ever seen. Thanks for adding to my GAS list.
I haven't seen this particular color of the 512x. Very pretty!
The Dearmond 2000 pickups are very nice. Wonderful piece of Gretsch gear you picked up!
Wow, that's pretty.
Very nice! I wanted one of those, but ran across a 5125 (all black), new, at a price I couldn't pass up. I was at Street Sounds in Brooklyn, and bought this thing for $400 new. What a steal! Love it--it's a lifelong keeper!
The baby blue is beautiful, though. If only they had made the sides and back a walnut stain, I'd buy one of those just for the looks!
The 512X series (5125=black all around, 5129=red top, black sides/back, 5127=baby blue top, black sides/back, 5126/8=sparkly gold or silver top, walnut stained sides/back) came before the 5120 and 5122.
They're essentially similar construction-wise, but feature US-made DeArmond 2000 pickups (styled and sound similar to a DynaSonic, but not constructed the same), and a compensated aluminum DeArmond bridge. The F-holes are a bit larger than the 5120 (some of the last models made have the "smaller" holes). And very early models had a pinned bridge and a bigsby with a tension bar, which are less desirable features IMHO.
I love my 5125. But your 5120 is great as well. Just swap out those Gretschbuckers for some good TV Jones pickups of whatever type you like. That'll do the trick!
Now That Is Cool! Congrats.
Thanks for the info. Now that you mention it I do notice the f-holes are larger.
And no way would I swap out my pickups in my 5120. I like the sound and sinking in nice expensive TV Jones pickups into a 5120 is just putting lipstick on a pig. I once had a Dodge Dart and thought, "Wow I'll put Cragers on her, a racing stripe, a spoiler, a shaker hood..." And then I realized its a friggin' Dodge Dart! Put that good stuff on a better car. I feel the same about my 5120. It is what it is -- a real nice guitar at a great price. I'm more than happy with the way she is.
Yep. I went with GFS Surf 90s, and they worked out real well.