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Gretsch Guitars G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar

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One look at this beauty, and you'll swear you've stepped into an Art Deco time warp! Reminiscent of the early Synchromatics of the 1940s, the G100 features a Gretsch chromatic tailpiece, aged pearloid... Click To Read More About This Product

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One look at this beauty, and you'll swear you've stepped into an Art Deco time warp! Reminiscent of the early Synchromatics of the 1940s, the G100 features a Gretsch chromatic tailpiece, aged pearloid block inlays, vintage headstock logo, and rosewood Gretsch synchronized bridge. 16" x 2.75" laminated maple hollowbody with arched spruce top, 25-1/5"-scale maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 20 medium-jumbo frets, and 1-11/16" bone nut. Vintage white binding, vintage open-back machine heads, Gretsch knurled strap knobs, chrome hardware, and matte urethane finish add gorgeous visual appeal.


  • 16" x 2.75" laminated maple hollowbody with arched spruce top
  • Maple neck (25.5" scale)
  • Rosewood fingerboard (12" radius)
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • Bone nut (1-11/16" wide)
  • Vintage wide block fingerboard inlays
  • Vintage white binding
  • Vintage open-back machine heads
  • Rosewood Gretsch synchronized bridge
  • Gretsch chromatic tailpiece
  • Gretsch knurled strap knobs
  • Chrome hardware
  • Matte urethane finish
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Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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Gretsch GuitarsG100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar

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Gretsch G100 Synchromatic

By szabogo

from Chelmsford, MA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

Fun to play. Sounds good. Very nice looking. Some "quality control" issues: I returned the first one becuase the tuning heads weren't even close to straight...more of a cosmetic issue which didn't affect sound or playabilty. 2nd one (replacement) heads were slightly askew but much better than the first. Some inconsistnecies in staining of the wood. Again nothing that affects performance. Otherwise a nice gutiar.

(42 of 50 customers found this review helpful)



By woflman1012

from Newark, OH

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

Gretsch has done it again! The G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar is a looker, has the great Gretsch sound and plays like a dream! Too many great things to list about this player. Okay, we'll tell you some... it has an awesome vintage look to it. Reminds me of the early 50's guitars by Fender and Gibson. The Archtop also plays smooth and sounds awesome. Then of course, the company backs its instruments to the wall. You cannot go wrong with this beauty if you are a country & western or jazz player.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)



By Braden Leasure

from Oregon

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

There is no other way to put this, it is just simply a beautiful guitar and it is good sounding too, though as a word of warning, don't order a case for it unless you are 100% sure it will fit, because most cases wont fit it due to it's awkward shape. Overall I am more than pleased with it!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)



By Jp

from Navarre, Fl

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G100 Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

I couldnt find much information on the web regarding the sound of this guitar. I had never played this guitar but was familiar with the general sound diff of an archtop compared to a flat top. I wanted a unique sound as opposed to the severe bass tone of a traditional acoustic. I took the leap and ordered this little gem. The craftsmanship was flawless and the packing of the shipment was also great. I ordered the natural finish and was surprized when I opened the box. It does have a very unique orange tone to the wood so if your looking for the bright natural finish this isnt it. The color doesnt look like pictures shown but I actually think it looks better. It gives it a vintage glow. The satin finish is great at hiding finger prints. The factory strings sound like trash in my opinion so order your favorite acoustic strings when you purchase this guitar. I would suggest tru md or heavier. As for the sound.... Amazing! I tuned this puppy up and strummed a g chord with my new blue steel strings and it was like heaven ringing in my ears. You can really play hard on this archtop and every mid/high tone rings loud and clear. The volume of this gretsch will fill the room with a warm tone you cant achieve on a flat top. Its not a very bass oriented guitar so dont expect when playing an em to hear the deep tone of a flat top but it has a sound all to itself. I am a heavy music person. I listen to the deftones, 36 crazy fists, bullet for my valentine, and others in this category. This guitar sounds great playing this type of music. It allows you to really get on it without losing the quality of the tone. I love this Gretsch! Take the plunge if your looking for a unique sound when playing alone or with friends. Its not just a jazz box or swing guitar anymore.

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