Gretsch are renowned for their classy, vintage-style instruments, boasting unique tones and discernible aesthetics. The G5230T Electromatic Solid Body Jet is a guitar that encompasses all of Gretsch's signature traits, but modernised to suit today's players looking for something more versatile and functional as an instrument.
The Jet has always been a guitar formed predominantly from Mahogany, and the G5230T is no exception. In contrast to the bright-sounding pickups, the rich and deep tones offered by Mahogany help to ensure a balanced sound across the frequency spectrum.
However, as Mahogany is typically a heavy tonewood, one modern refinement that Gretsch has made to this model is to chamber its body. This not only lessens the weight of the instrument, but also improves its resonance and sonics, for a more airy tone and an enhanced mid-range. Topped with Maple to bring in some vibrant top-end, the G5230T deliver a very full sound as a whole.
A Mahogany neck gives a substantial feel, with its density ensuring great stability; less inclined to warp in varying temperatures. Adorned with a Black Walnut fingerboard, this elegant wood gives a smooth feel under the fingers, with 22 frets and the lower cutaway offering access to the higher register.
- Body Material: Mahogany with Maple Top
- Neck: Mahogany, Thin “U”
- Fingerboard: Black Walnut
- Tailpiece: Bigsby® Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
- Pickups: Black Top™ Filter’Tron™