Gretsch-GEAR Archtop Acoustics 240 American Orchestra Tenor

1937 Gretsch 240: 4321

Owned by
unknown
Body style
Hollowbody (no cutaway)
Color(s)
Unknown
Fretboard
Ebony with unknown inlays
Nut
Bone
Pickups
None
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
Rosewood with rosewood adjustable saddle
Tailpiece
Gretsch trapeze
Modifications

The original Ebony bridge has been replaced by an adjustable Rosewood bridge/saddle. One of the anchor screws in the tailpiece is non-original.

Unusual factory features

Original product description from Gretsch:The Gretsch American Orchestra Model 240 Tenor Guitar -"Four-string Tenor Guitar, Auditorium-Special size body. Arched top, hand carved from old seasoned 'cello spruce and graduated for tone. Arched body and sides of flamed maple; 3-piece maple neck, steel-reinforced. Shaded from dark edges to amber sun-burst; hand polished. The edges of the body, both top and back, are ivory-celluloid bound. Oval ebony fingerboard with 23-inch professional scale; wide round frets. Self adjusting tailpiece; ebony adjustable bridge; professional type geared patent pegs with ivory-celluloid buttons. An instrument of great tonal power and brilliance."

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

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