Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Johnny Smith’s Synchro 400 Triangle-Hole Archtop


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I haven't seen this ad before, but it's the rarely seen triangle-hole Synchro 400 archtop in blonde. Looks like some kind of added pickup attached, very square-ish and not looking like a rhythm Chief. Any idea if it's pre or post War? The lighting looks a lot like the '46 ad of Red River Dave for his Blonde Synchro 115. I liked the new Stern Artist 150, but he may have the juice to get someone to start making that kind of binding again, and do a few of these.

Edit: If you do a google image search you can see a similar ad with Harry Volpe. The ads all seem to be from '46.


Might be a Gretsch Luetone pickup that was attached.

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