26 Windsordave 2 months ago Could it be a model 100, just one step up from the 75 because it's a natural finish? Not much difference between the two models aside from designation: Orchestra vs Spanish. This guitar is the twin to my 100 save for two features: My headstock is the early script Gretsch logo with Synchromatic below it, also in script. My tuners are brass, and the tailpiece gold plated. Dating this particular guitar, comparing S/N's puts it somewhere in the summer/fall of '41. The floral headstock predates adoption of the script logo. Tartan's and mine are literally identical and a wee bit later than this model. Ed identified mine as a late '42 build and it's S/N is 2301. Tartan's S/N is a bit lower than mine IIRC. Following the war, several archtop features became much less ornate/lesser quality: plastic tuner buttons, plain bridge/base, no tortoise binding available, headstock not bound, and eventually, tops not carved, but laminated.