Gretsch Electromatic G5260T serial number

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Parlhonan, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Parlhonan

    Parlhonan Newbie

    Jun 6, 2021
    I have what I believe is a Electromatic G5260T but there is no serial number on the back of the headstock. Is it possible to find the serial number somewhere else or can identify and date the guitar by any other means?
    Edit: It's not a barytone guitar so I think it's would be a G5230T and not a G5260T.
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  2. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    Welcome to the forum. Look in through the f-holes or use a small mirror to check the back of the top.
    It would help if you could show us a photo of it. Good luck!
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Regardless of which of the models mentioned above it is, it should have the Serial no. on the back of the headstock.

    Did you buy a b-stock?
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  5. Parlhonan

    Parlhonan Newbie

    Jun 6, 2021
    Thank you all for your responses and a warm welcome!
    I bought i used, at least ten years ago, the seller didn't mention b-stock but I guess it could be. The pickguard is not original as it was missing when I bought it. DSC_1076.JPG DSC_1074.JPG
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  6. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    First of all, welcome!

    Looks like the same era as mine, early 2000's.

    Mine originally came with a white pearl pick-guard, and a hard ''G'' tail-piece. I still have all the original parts.

    Mine does have a SN and Made In China stamp on the back of the headstock.

    When I did all the mods, there were no ID's of any kind in any of the front or back body cavities.

    My professional model Jet has a Gretsch SN/Model # label inside the rear access panel, the Electromatic does not.

    Wish I could help you further.



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  7. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Yours is actually an older 5235T, the first version of the Pro Jet model, which was made from 2003 to 2011. I don't know why it wouldn't have a serial number in the usual place though-- weird.
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Parlhonan!
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  9. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

    Mar 27, 2020
    Welcome :D
    Looks legit, the serial number on jets can also be found inside the body, in one of the holes for the electronics afaik. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Parlhonan!
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