Gretsch-GEAR Archtop Acoustics 240 American Orchestra Tenor

1933 Gretsch 240: 1565

Owned by
unknown
Body style
Double Cutaway Hollowbody
Color(s)
Unknown
Fretboard
Ebony with unknown inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
None
Tuners
Unknown
Bridge
Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
Tailpiece
Gretsch trapeze
Modifications

Red bakelite tuners have been replaced. I have the originals but they are not salvageable. Everything else about this guitar is original as well as the (I assume) case, which is wrecked.

Unusual factory features

American Concert Series, models introduced in late 1933. At introduction all models were 16" wide with f-holes, carved spruce top,maple back and sides, trapeze tailpiece, black bakelite pickguard, 3-piece maple neck, (2 pieces of maple with rosewood laminate stripe), 14 frets clear of body, 24 1/2" scale, ebony fingerboard with pointed end,rounded peak peghead. This description came from a vintage guitar guidebook mand describes my guitar perfectly.

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6 years ago Last modified 2014-07-11 10:01:37

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