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1933 Gretsch Model 200 Guitar

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As the acoustic archtop guitar began to replace the tenor banjo in the swing and dance band ensembles of the 1930s, guitar makers increased production to include many variations of materials, decoration and craftsmanship to produce some fabulous instruments. By the mid 1935 most manufacturers had a 16", 17" and even 18" model.

Here we have a beautiful 16" L-5 style guitar by Gretsch from 1933. Its ornate triple-bound peghead features the company logo and an attractive floral motif inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The fretboard is adorned with exquiste pearl inlays as well. The carved spruce top and maple back and sides deliver  a big sound with a rich tone that's sure to please all. This is a well-traveled guitar with various scratches and nicks, mostly on the back of the peg head. The open-back tuners are the original gold-plated Grovers but the tailpiece is a modern gold-plated replacement. The original tailpiece needs repair but is included (nestling in the case pocket).

$3,500.00 with original hard case.

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