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.
Choosing Gretsch? Choose Rock City!
Rock City Music Company is recognized as a Gretsch “Elite” Dealer, and we’re proud to represent the Gretsch product line.
Rock City offers a wide range of Gretsch Products from their affordable beginner Roots/acoustic products, to the highest end, limited edition, USA Custom Shop electric guitars.
Our commitment to the brand goes beyond stocking guitars. Our staff has a deep knowledge of the product line, and the history of the brand.
Rock City Music Company employs a full time FMIC authorized guitar technician, who can service a guitar from a simple “player’s setup” to any issue that may arise over time. All Gretsch guitars purchased from Rock City Music Company come with our tech’s seal of approval.
We typically have Gretsch guitars in stock that have yet to be listed online, so please reach out to us if you are interested in something we are not currently listing. If you are interested in learning more about what makes Gretsch guitars unique, please don’t hesitate to reach out, our staff will be happy to help you.
Weight: 8lbs 6.2ozs
Serial #: CYG20070601
- Model Name: G5230T Nick 13 Signature Electromatic Tiger Jet
- Series: Electromatic
- Country Of Origin: China
- Color: Black
- Body: Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Body Shape: Jet
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Neck Shape: Thin “U”
- Scale Length: 24.6” (625 mm)
- Fingerboard: Laurel
- 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 with TigerBat Graphic
- Control Knobs: G-Arrow
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Why To Buy From Rock City!
Established in 2015, Rock City Music Company is an independently owned music store for players by players. Located just outside of Detroit, Michigan, Rock City Music Company is a music mecca that encompasses everything from guitars and lessons, to vinyl records and t-shirts, to posters, accessories, our music-themed pinball machines and more.
Rock City has earned its rank as one of the top places in the country for in-store events. Rock City has hosted legends such as Geddy Lee (Rush), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Blackberry Smoke, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and many many more. Rock ’n’ Roll is our passion, and we strive to provide excellent service, and a great experience, both inside and outside of our store.
Ready to Rock, Right Out Of The Box: All of our guitars are maintained by our FMIC (Fender Musical Instruments Company) Certified in-house guitar technician, to ensure any guitar that leaves our hands is ready to play as soon as you receive it!
Fast Shipping & Communication: Our top priority is making sure that your gear arrives safely to you as soon as possible. Our staff members strive to pack and label your items for shipping within 2 hours of placing your order (During regular business hours). Items never take more than 24 hours to leave our possession.
Guitars, Basses, Amps, Cases and select other items ship via UPS Ground
Pedals & Accessories ship via USPS Priority & First Class Mail
Have a preferred shipping method? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate
We appreciate your business more than you know and we show it! Our communication is second to none and very important to us. You will have a dedicated and educated staff member overseeing your order, that can assist with any questions or concerns.
Is My New Guitar Protected During Shipment ? : All items are packed with extreme care and although we do our best to protect items from damage, sometimes it happens. Have no fear, all of our items are shipped fully insured at no additional cost to you.
Rock City Music Company is an official dealer of:
Gretsch, Fender, Charvel, Jackson, Epiphone, ESP/LTD, EVH, Takamine, Rock N Roll Relics, Sterling/MusicMan and Echopark Guitars.
Electro-Harmonix, Earthquaker Devices, Boss, MXR, Dunlop, Pro-Tone, and Catalinbread Effects Pedals
Orange, Fender, Boss, EVH amplifiers
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Sunday 11AM - 4PM
(All Times are Eastern Standard Time)