Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
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
- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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.
(23 ratings)
Submitted March 30, 2012 by Richard P in Sacramento, CA
"An amazing guitar"
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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 read more 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.

Musical Background:
Playing guitar for ov 20 years.

Musical Style:
Rock, alternative, rockabilly, blues.
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