Sorry I’ve not got back to you to thank you for your welcome to the forum, it was very kind of you. I’m sure I saw another message that said “by the way we like photos of your guitar” l can’t find it today but just in case I’ll post a photo of my G5220.I wouldn’t think you’ve upset anyone and your input is appreciated. What I didn’t mention in my post is I had tried a couple of 5220’s when they first came out and absolutely loved them. I should have bought one then. I previously owned a 5422 and it was an extremely good guitar but I traded it for the Panther that I still have. My recent Electro sampling was small but each one was a poor representation when compared to the Electros I tried a couple of years ago. Every manufacturer has their ups and downs and I trust Gretsch will address what seems to be a recent problem. I’m still a big Gretsch fan.
By the way…..Welcome