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For Sale: 1946 Gretsch Synchromatic 400 Archtop Guitar

Posted By: banjokid1 (+2) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$5,950 USD

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Here’s something so rare that we haven't seen one before — a wonderful vintage top-of-the-line Gretsch Synchormatic sunburst 18” archtop with a carved spruce top and highly flamed five-piece maple neck, back & sides. The ebony fretboard is adorned with mother-of-pearl bisected cloud inlays.
This is the classic pre-war design, with the rare “light bulb” peg head, multi-layered body binding and the large “cat's eye” sound holes. The instrument is in fine condition with exact replica hardware, including Grover Imperial tuners, stepstair bridge and harp tailpiece. This beauty plays like a dream and the sound is impressive as well. Good, strong fundamental, enhanced by overtones that provide excellent separation.

The original case is included with its unique heel resting block, however the hinges are detached from the lid — nothing that a little TLC couldn’t rectify.

$5950.00 with original hard case.

note: Because of recent changes in shipping policies of the USPS, we can only ship within the U.S.


United States, Port Townsend, WA, 98368

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Mastercard, Visa

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition


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