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1946 Gretsch Synchromatic 200 Guitar

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Here we have a beautiful, easy playing, tremendous sounding 16” Gretsch Synchromatic model 200 with the rare "light bulb" headstock. The attractive and unusual cat’s eye sound holes add great tonal projection as well.

The top is carved from close grained spruce with tone bar bracing that also aids the guitar in producing glorious amounts of volume. The two piece back of the 3 3/8” deep body features highly figured quilted maple with matching maple sides. The top and back are both triple ply bound. The neck has a 25” scale and is the unusual wartime period asymmetrical style called the “Gretsch Miracle Neck” with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard with large block inlays and a width of 1 3/4” at the nut. The triple-bound peg head is decorated with the words “Gretsch” and “Synchromatic” inlaid in mother-of-pearl script. Other unique Gretsch Synchromatic features are the “stair-step” compensated bridge and tailpiece. All hardware is original and gold plated.

This rarely seen instrument is in excellent original condition with some finish wear on the back of the neck. The action is extremely playable and the sound is magnificent.

$4750 with original hard case.

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