26 Windsordave 3 weeks ago That paperwork has nothing to do with your guitar.....good for nothing. That headstock is the famous 'lightbulb' shape and the tort binding is from the pre & war era. I have that on my '41 Sychro 100. If this is a model 300 it should have a white/black binding on the guard. As for the split block inlays, that along with the catseyes was a feature of those years' top models. The only models I know that had it later were the custom only ordered Fleetwood and Eldorado into the mid '50's. A strip of yellow was between the blocks.With the headstock shape and neck inlays, I believe this to be a '40's vintage guitar that's been modified with the pup and pots. The early base and saddle were the Art Deco shape. Gretsch went to the straight version around the end of the war. It should have a S/N stamped into the tip of the headstock if pre or war era, and have a carved top; label after that.Great looking guitar, Gibson pup notwithstanding.