This is a demo model guitar that is currently on display in our showroom. The guitar is in excellent condition but does show evidence of being unboxed, handled and played in our showroom. There are light scuffs in the pickguard area as well as minor finish wear on the back. The guitar will ship as shown with full warranty and all the original factory documentation and packaging. We are authorized to give a great deal on our demo model Gretsch guitars! Our professional luthiers will fully inspect and set up the guitar before we ship. If you have any questions about this guitar or any of our great gear please let us know.
Electromatic Jets are excellent guitars that sound great and have that classic Gretsch style, and the G5230 is no different! The Electromatic Jet features the same construction recipe you'd find on its 1950's ancestors. It has a chambered body with set neck and a 3 ply maple top yielding a snappy tone that's great for a variety of music styles. The tone from the "Black Top" FilterTron humbuckers is very clean with low noise and plenty of bite. The bridge pickup is nice and snappy and the neck pickup has a much smoother "scooped" midrange and warm bass response. If you're looking to an alternate to the usual solidbody guitars you see on stages and in stores that has authentic vintage style then you must check out a Gretsch! We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer. This is a brand new guitar and comes with the full Gretsch Limited lifetime factory warranty.
About the Guitar (from gretschguitars.com):
Pure Jet™ Power
In its 65 year existence the Gretsch Jet has been the hallmark sound for iconic players. The all-new G5230LH Electromatic® Jet™ FT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail captures that essential Jet power and fidelity at an incredible price.
Chambered Mahogany Bodies — Loud and Clear
Classic Jet tone begins with a chambered mahogany body with maple top that produces full lows and mids with an exceptionally smooth and present high end. The result is a deep acoustic foundation that is robust, yet balanced.
Black Top Filter'Tron™ Pickups – Quintessential Power and Clarity
Black Top Filter'Tron™ pickups amplify and accentuate the Electromatic Jet FT's chambered body to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone. Loud and punchy, this Jet sounds out with remarkable definition at any level of gain. Together, the body and pickups thunder with full, responsive lows and mids with a high end that sparkles without spikes.
Total Tonal Control
The Electromatic Jet FT is equipped with essential features that give you complete tonal control. The combination of individual pickup volume controls, master tone and master volume with treble bleed circuit provides intuitive global control over your pickup and tone settings.
-Body Finish: Gloss
-Body Shape: Jet
-Body Material: Mahogany
-Body Binding: White with Black/White Purfling
-Body Back: Mahogany
-Body Top: Laminated Maple
-Body Depth: 1.85" (47 mm)
-Neck Material: Mahogany
-Neck Finish: Gloss
-Neck Shape: Thin "U"
-Neck Binding: White
-Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
-Fingerboard Material: Black Walnut
-Number of Frets: 22
-Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
-Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
-Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail
-Neck Plate: None
-Bridge Pickup: Blacktop Filter'Tron
-Neck Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
-Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron
-Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic
-Tuning Machines: Diecast with Round Button
-Pickguard: Black Plexi Pickguard with White "Gretsch" Logo
-Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.