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Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This retro-style jazz-box boasts a big, hollow spruce laminate arched top for authentic '40s flavor, brought to life with a Gretsch floating pickup. (23) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Black Top Filter'Tron pickups Tight, bright and focused vintage tone
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound
5-ply maple body Sweetly resonant tone with strong, smooth highs
Adjusto-Matic bridge Flawless intonation across all strings

A Hollowbody Archtop Gretsch with Uptown Looks and Sound!

Gretsch may be known as crafters of guitars for fine country gentlemen -- but in the G100CE Synchromatic Archtop Cutaway, they've made a guitar that will fit right in at the hippest big-city jazz joints. This acoustic-electric fiend has plenty of natural resonance, and an aesthetic that hearkens back to Gretsch's Synchromatic line from the 1940s.

Hollow Top, Full Sound

You'll be able to hear the GC100CE's unique tonality right out of the box, as its hollow body gives it an acoustic resonance without any amplification. With this retro-style jazz-box's spruce top on maple back and sides, you can expect well-defined mids to complement single-note runs and rich-sounding chords.

The 3-piece maple neck is set in through the body, which helps add sustain. It is topped off by a rosewood fretboard with 20 extra-broad frets, giving your fingers plenty of room to add vibrato to notes.

Plug In for Club-Ready Tone

When you're ready to turn things up a bit, the GC100CE features a Gretsch single-coil floating pickup to get you heard during your jam sessions. Whether you want a brighter attack for bluegrass or a mellowed-out jazz sound, you can adjust the output with the master volume and tone knobs -- made easy to reach, as they are mounted on the pickguard.

Twentieth-Century Stylings

There's no mistaking the stylistic leanings of the G100CE. Its headstock shape and vintage Gretsch logo serve as the first nod to the line's history. The elegantly jagged rosewood Synchromatic bridge gives the guitar its name, by allowing players to adjust the height to suit their ideal tone and playing style. The Chromatic tailpiece not only adds an Art Deco flair, but can accommodate different string gauges to suit different players.

Features:

-Hollow, acoustic-electric archtop design
- Spruce top
- Maple back and sides
- Parallel tone-bars bracing
- Three-piece maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Gretsch single-coil floating pickup
- Master volume and tone knobs mounted to faux tortoiseshell pickguard
- Rosewood height-adjustable Synchromatic bridge
- Chromatic tailpiece
- Synchromatic headstock design is a nod to 1940s-era Gretsch models
- F-sound holes
- Mutiple body bindings and bound fretboard

Take a swing back in time, and revisit a classic line of archtops with the Gretsch GC100CE Synchromatic Archtop.

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- Model Name: G100CE, G100CEBK, Synchromatic Acoustic/Electric Archtop
- Model Number: 251-5831-(Color#)
- Series: Synchromatic Collection: Archtop Models
- Category: Acoustic Guitars
- Body Style: Acoustic Archtop
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Top: Laminated Spruce
- Bracing: Parallel Tone-Bars
- Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
- Neck: 3-Piece Maple
- Pickups: Gretsch Single-Coil
- Pickup Switching: None
- Controls: Volume, Tone (Mounted in Pickguard)
- Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood Height-Adjustable Synchromatic Bridge
- Tailpiece: Chromatic Tail-piece
- Hardware: Chrome
- Finish: Matte Urethane
- Case: Optional G2163 Gig Bag, US MSRP $100.00, P/N 0996459000, (Not Included)
- Number of Frets: 20 Extra Broad Frets
- Machine Heads: Chrome-Plated Die-cast Tuners

Unique Features
- Vintage Wide Pearloid Block Inlay Position Markers
- 1940s Synchromatic Headstock Shape
- Black Headstock Overlay
- Pearloid Vintage Gretsch Logo Headstock Inlay
- Bound Fingerboard
- Multiple Body Bindings
- "f" Sound-Holes
- Streamlined Faux Tortoise Shell Pickguard
- Volume and Tone Controls Mounted in Pickguard
- Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
- Adjustable Truss Rod
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2515831506
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-9690

Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Archtop

Reminiscent of the early Synchromatics of the 1940s, the G100CE hollow body archtop features a spruce top, maple back & sides, Gretsch floating pickup, separate volume and tone controls, Gretsch Chromatic tailpiece, Gretsch Synchronized bridge, pearloid block inlays, and vintage headstock logo.
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Overall: I bought this guitar because I've always wanted an archtop acoustic and also because I wanted an acoustic electric for open mic nights that had a little more panache than a more traditional flat top acoustic. Score on both counts! This thing was awesome and ready to go right out of the box. I bought the natural finish because it just looked cooler to me, and man, is it gorgeous. The matte finish really lends to the look of the thing. It just looks like an old guitar from the forties, but not old in a beat up way, like a relic. So how does it sound? Plugged in, it sounds beautiful, perfect in a word. Warm and jazzy, but still bright enough to do rock n roll (or Rockabilly. Come on, this is a Gretsch). Unplugged? Well, not so much. It actually sounds kind of quiet and tinny, acoustically, but this is no fault on the part of the guitar. Anytime you have an acoustic using an electric guitar pickup, you're going to have to make a compromise. You see, this guitar comes strung with electric guitar strings. Flat wounds, actually, which are cool for an electric, but, let's face it, electric strings don't work on an acoustic. You could string it with acoustic strings, and it will sound awesome....acoustically. Electrified, it'll sound bad. So what's the solution? Well, I restrung this guitar with DR Zebras, which are hybrid strings, half acoustic, half electric. They are exactly what this guitar needed. Now it sounds amazing plugged or unplugged. So yes, definitely buy this guitar, and buy some DR Zebras to go with it and you will be overjoyed with the result. One other thing: there is one complaint I do have about this guitar. It doesn't come with a case, and it's extremely difficult to find one that fits it. Gretsch makes one that fits, but it's very expensive and no one seems to carry it.
Style of Music: Rock, alternative, rockabilly, blues.
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Overall: The reviews about the Gretsch G100CE, especially those that recommend hybrid strings. It sounded a little flat out of the box, but it came round wounds. Zebra round/flat strings made it sound fantastic unplugged. The main reason for this review is that I saved about $130 buying a "blemished" that was perfect in every way. Great bargain. Before you buy, be sure you realize you are going to have to remove or loosen the strings to take the material out from under it, and to get the right intonation from the floating bridge. Unless you are accustomed to bridges held down only by the tension of the strings, you should probably add the cost of a good setup to the price. You'll also need a hardshell case because of the bridge's fragility..
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