Historic series

None While the Historics were generally nicer than the Synchromatics or Electromatics of the time, nobody could make any sense of the flood of overlapping budget models. In 2003 a large rationalizing axe fell on the Korean imports, which left a much simplified Electromatic line only. With that, the short-lived Historic series was done.

None While the Historics were generally nicer than the Synchromatics or Electromatics of the time, nobody could make any sense of the flood of overlapping budget models. In 2003 a large rationalizing axe fell on the Korean imports, which left a much simplified Electromatic line only. With that, the short-lived Historic series was done.

The Gretsch-GEAR database includes 51 different models and 99 examples in the Historic series family, including Dreadnought, Grand Concert, Hawaiian, Hawaiian Deluxe, Hawaiian Deluxe Limited Edition, Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric, Resonator, Sierra Deluxe, Sierra Jumbo, Sierra Jumbo Deluxe, Streamliner, Synchromatic Archtop, Synchromatic Dreadnought, Synchromatic Jr. and Synchromatic Thinline models.

Guitar models in the Historic series group

3100 Hawaiian
Documented years: 1999 to 2003

Historic series Hawaiian guitar, in sunburst finish.

3101 Hawaiian
Documented years: 2000

Historic series Hawaiian guitar in black finish.

3105 Hawaiian Deluxe
Documented years: None

Historic series Hawaiian guitar in sunburst finish, plus a flame maple top.

3110 Synchromatic Archtop
Documented years: 1990 to 2001

Sunburst-finished Historic series "Synchromatic" archtop with Cat's-eye soundholes, wooden Synchromatic stairstep bridge, DeArmond 2000 pickups, two volume controls and two tone controls.

3131 Streamliner
Documented years: 2002

The 3131 Historic Series Streamliner was Peerless made and essentially identical to some Carlos Robelli guitars of the time, aside from the name on the headstock and some details. The 25.5" scale, 17" 3131 came with an orange finish and F-holes rather than the cats-eye soundholes usually found on Historic ...

3140 Synchromatic Thinline
Documented years: 1999 to 2004

Orange finish, DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes and a G-cutout tailpiece were the notable features on this Historic series model.

3141 Synchromatic Thinline
Documented years: 1999

Like the 3140 Historic (only with a black finish), the 3141 featured DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes and a G-cutout tailpiece.

3150 Streamliner
Documented years: None

The Cherry Red version of the Historic series 31xx Streamliners. DeArmond 2000 pickups, Cats-eye soundholes and a G-cutout tailpiece round out the features.

3151 Streamliner
Documented years: 2000

The Black version of the Historic series 31xx Streamliners. DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes and a G-cutout tailpiece round out the features.

3155 Streamliner
Documented years: 1999 to 2002

The Cherry Red version of the Historic series 31xx Streamliners, with DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes. Unlike the 3150, the 3155 was offered with a Bigsby tailpiece and gold hardware. Unlike the 314x models, the 315x models had no center block, and were instead largely hollow other than some light ...

3156 Streamliner
Documented years: 1999 to 2002

The Antique White version of the Historic series 315x Streamliners, with DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes. Came with a Bigsby tailpiece and gold hardware. Unlike the 314x models, the 315x models had no center block, and were instead largely hollow other than some light parallel bracing.

3156-LH Streamliner
Documented years: 2000

Left-handed version of the Antique White 3156 Historic series Streamliner, with DeArmond 2000 pickups, cats-eye soundholes. Came with a Bigsby tailpiece and gold hardware.

3161 Streamliner
Documented years: 2000 to 2006

The 3161 Historic Series Streamliner had an oange finish, two Gretschbucker pickups and a G-cutout tailpiece.

3166 Streamliner
Documented years: 1966 to 2001

The Black Sparkle version of the Historic series Streamliners, with two Gretschbucker pickups, cats-eye soundholes and a G-cutout tailpiece.

3170 Resonator
Documented years: None

If there was anything the Historic series really needed, it was a National-style resonator model, right? The 3170 answered the question nobody was asking with a sunburst finish, maple top, and resonator body.

3201 Hawaiian
Documented years: None

Historic series Hawaiian Acoustic/Electric, with a black finish, triangular soundhole and Fishman preamp.

3203 Hawaiian
Documented years: 1999

Historic series Hawaiian acoustic/electric with a natural finish, triangular soundhole and Fishman preamp.

3205 Hawaiian Deluxe
Documented years: 2000 to 2000

Historic series acoustic-electric Hawaiian with a sunburst finish, triangular soundhole, maple top and Fishman preamp.

3303 Grand Concert
Documented years: 2000

Historic series natural finish flattop.

3366 Grand Concert
Documented years: 2002

A cutaway body Historic series flattop with Deep Red Stain finish and Daho top.

3373 Grand Concert
Documented years: None

Cutaway body Historic series flattop with a natural maple finish, and maple top.

3400 Grand Concert
Documented years: 2000

The 3400 was a natural finish acoustic-electric flattop in the Historic series, with a spruce top and Fishman preamp.

3410 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: 2000

Based on the pro-line Rancher body style, the Rancher Jr. had a smaller 15-inch wide body. It featured a solid Sitka spruce top with the distinctive Rancher triangular French sound hole, mahogany sides and back, and a Fishman Prefix pickup and preamp system. Orange finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman ...

3411 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: None

Black finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman preamp,

3415 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: None

Sunburst finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman preamp,

3417 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: None

Blue finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman preamp,

3418 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: None

Purple finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman preamp,

3419 Rancher Jr. Acoustic/Electric
Documented years: None

Red finish, Spruce top, Triangular soundhole, Fishman preamp,

3440 Hawaiian Deluxe Limited Edition
Documented years: None

Aged White Moto Celluloid Fretboard,

3500 Dreadnought
Documented years: None

The Historic series 3500 Dreadnought had sunburst finish, spruce top and a round soundhole.

3503 Dreadnought
Documented years: 1999

The 3503 variant of the Historic series dreadnoughts came with a natural finish, spruce top and a round soundhole.

3511 Synchromatic Dreadnought
Documented years: None

None

3520 Dreadnought
Documented years: 2001

Satin Sunburst Finish, Spruce top. Round soundhole

3523 Dreadnought
Documented years: 2003

Satin Natural Finish, Spruce top. Round soundhole

3523-12 Dreadnought
Documented years: 2001

Satin Natural Finish, Spruce top. Round soundhole

3553 Synchromatic Dreadnought
Documented years: None

None

3557 Synchromatic Dreadnought
Documented years: None

None

3559 Synchromatic Dreadnought
Documented years: None

None

3601 Dreadnought
Documented years: None

The acoustic-electric 3601 Historic Series Dreadnought is notable for its black finish. Like other Historic series 360X dreadnoughts, it has a triangular soundhole, spruce top, and a Fishman preamp.

3603 Dreadnought
Documented years: 2000

The acoustic-electric 3603 Historic Series Dreadnought is notable for its natural finish. Like other Historic series 360X dreadnoughts, it has a triangular soundhole, spruce top, and a Fishman preamp.

3700 Sierra Jumbo
Documented years: 1999 to 2002

Sunburst finish, Fishman pickup/preamp, Triangular soundhole, Jumbo 17" body.

3700-12 Sierra Jumbo
Documented years: None

12-string version of the 3700 Historic series Sierra Jumbo, with a sunburst finish, triangular soundhole, spruce top, Fishman preamp and single cutaway.

3701 Sierra Jumbo
Documented years: 2000

Black finish, Fishman pickup/preamp, Triangular soundhole, Jumbo 17" body

3703 Sierra Jumbo
Documented years: None

Natural finish, Fishman pickup/preamp, Triangular soundhole, Jumbo 17" body

3713 Sierra Jumbo Deluxe
Documented years: 2002

Natural finish, Triangular soundhole, Spruce top, Snowflake inlays

3738 Sierra Deluxe
Documented years: 2002

Natural finish, Round soundhole, Spruce top, no cutaway.

3800-12-string
Documented years: 2003

Very uncommon jumbo 12-string Historic with a round soundhole.

3900 Synchromatic Jr.
Documented years: 1999 to 2001

Sunburst finish, stairstep bridge, 1 DeArmond pickup, Venetian (rounded) cutaway

3900-LH Synchromatic Jr.
Documented years: 2000

Left-Hand model, Sunburst finish, stairstep bridge, 1 DeArmond pickup, Venetian (rounded) cutaway

3905 Synchromatic Jr.
Documented years: None

Natural finish, wooden stairstep bridge, 1 DeArmond pickup, Venetian (rounded) cutaway

3967 Synchromatic Jr.
Documented years: 1999

Gold Top finish, wooden stairstep bridge, 1 DeArmond pickup, Florentine (sharp) cutaway