NGD landed a Nick13 jet for $400 and the top is solid maple

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    As I suspected, this jet is well routed mahogany w an appreciable center. Interesting though, the maple top/cap is solid maple. not plywood. I ground back some of the paint to reveal the delight. So its getting TVjones P90s/T90s and some tuners along w a B-3 real bigsby. pics to follow.
     
  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Ooh nice!!! Congrats!!!
     
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Pics or it didn't happen. Great deal! Congrats.
     
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  4. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    before shots.. so far I have the thicker metric pot metal posts out and replaced w stainless steel SAE thread posts for the tonepros AVR-1 or maybe one of my truarcs, and the B3 which is nickel plated, rubbed off the gold electroplate.
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  5. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

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    Dec 7, 2011
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    Sweeeet! Great find Congrats!
     
  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Cool, interested to see what you think once you've done the mods.
     
  7. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Subscribed! Let the modding begin!!
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, looks cool. I had to look up “Nick13” though. :)
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Who is Nick 13?
    My guess is that he comes from a very big family that was so poor that they only could afford one first name for their male kids and then gave them a count. Am I right?
     
  10. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    Looks cool!
    I was wondering what are the difference between that and a regular 5320T (except for the aesthetics, of course)...
     
  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations!
    Lomging to hear it after that pickup swap.
     
  12. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    498
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    I still kinda wished I had bought one of the original limited run of Nick 13s from Chicago Music Exchange.
     
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  13. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    Nick13 is the lead singer guitarist of the OG Psychobilly band Tiger army. Killer band! He's also struck out on his own, pursuing vintage Country & Western with an amazing album to highlight those great pipes. Very humble and kind brother to boot that uses my atomic brain and fuzzray pedals.

    Nick 13



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    Tiger Army

     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    WHAT !... no strings ...I'm suspecting no case or jack plate either :p Enjoy the fun Tavo
     
  15. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Cool find! Interesting because I had never read anything about a solid top. Your Instagram photos show it really well.
     
  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    here's the pkup routing cavity. mahogany body with solid maple cap, no plywood. this is great!



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  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    It has a jack plate, I've removed that and currently sealing in the orifice with bondo. :)
     
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