Gretsch-GEAR Archtop Acoustics 100

1946 Gretsch 100: 9153

Owned by
Fsimo2
Body style
Hollowbody (no cutaway)
Color(s)
Sunburst
Fretboard
Rosewood with Block inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
None
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
Tailpiece
None
Modifications

Tailpiece

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
1 year ago Last modified 2020-03-25 20:27:14

Your guitar is a Gretsch Synchromatic model 100, considered “war-era” but the late serial number on yours places it closer to 1946. Nice finish on this guitar!

The finish is not great in person. Thanks for the info I was trying to match it up the best I could. I remember the tailpiece but it didn’t look like a 1954 it did look more like the older ones.

Yes… that tailpiece is not original to the guitar. It would have had a “chromatic” (harp-style) tailpiece… one of the few art deco elements this more utilitarian version of the Synchro 100 was allowed to have.

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