I bought this Gretsch 5120 for about £400 a few years ago and have been (very slowly) modding it. These things are perfect for mods, the construction is great, but the stock hardware is a bit crappy.
It's not exactly a major mod, but I just got these awesome new aluminium pickup bezels made by a guy over at gretschpages.com. My photos kinda make them look like plastic, but they're really chunky and metal looking in person.
Eventually I'll upgrade the pickups, tuners, and the nut. I may rewire it with just a volume and 3way switch like the Setzer Hot Rods too.
(Rocking bar bridge: The intonation master!! )
whats the half circle things on the strings behind the bridge??