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 is some very light scratching on the pickguard as well as some very minor surface scratching on the back of the guitar. These scratches could be buffed out with minimal effort. 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.
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for California trio Tiger Army (celebrating a quarter century in 2021) Nick 13 writes songs that seamlessly blend his eclectic influences - from the twang and slap of early rock 'n' roll and hillbilly country, to the dramatics of dark, Orbison-esque ballads or the raw energy of first wave '70s punk. Whether at the helm of Tiger Army or with his Americana solo pursuits, Nick 13 manages to be retro sounding while still pushing into uncharted musical territory. Gretsch honors the left-of-center icon with the all-new Gretsch G5230T Nick 13 Signature Electromatic Tiger Jet with Bigsby.
For nearly 70 years, the Gretsch Jet has been the hallmark sound for iconic players. Nick 13 puts his own stylistic spin on the classic instrument with dark and moody design elements including a sleek Black finish, white binding, oxblood pickguard with TigerBat logo and matching truss rod cover with his signature, cream pickup inserts, chrome hardware and distinctive pearloid TigerBat inlays.
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups amplify and accentuate the Jet's chambered mahogany body and maple top to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone. Together, the body and pickups thunder with full, responsive lows and mids with a high end that sparkles without spikes.
A complement of individual pickup volume controls, master tone and master volume with treble bleed circuit provides intuitive control over pickup and tone settings.
This unique signature instrument also features a lower set mahogany neck for effortless access and performance, 12"-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, Bigsby B50 vibrato tailpiece and anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge.
Model Name: G5230T Nick 13 Signature Electromatic Tiger Jet with Bigsby, Laurel Fingerboard, Black
Model #: 2508310506
Country Of Origin: CN
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Jet
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Shape: Thin "U"
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid TigerBat
Bridge Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
Neck Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master 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
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
Pickguard: Oxblood Plexi with Cream Gretsch Logo and TigerBat Graphic
Control Knobs: G-Arrow
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Dimensions: 5.25x19.75x47.00 IN
Weight: 10.30 LB
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.