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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 fe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Recalls the early Synchromatics of the '40s.

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.

FEATURES
  • 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
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4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Gretsch G100

Great guitar for the money. I'd recommend different strings, but she plays great! it can get loud with a little hard playing and sounds great through a condenser microphone. I had considered a...Read complete review

Great guitar for the money. I'd recommend different strings, but she plays great! it can get loud with a little hard playing and sounds great through a condenser microphone. I had considered a Dearmond pickup, but those cost as much as the guitar. I think amplifying the guitar through a microphone keeps the guitar sounding vintage.

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Retro Delight!

I just received my Gretsch G100 and am very pleased with it. This is guitar #14 of my collection. I have always enjoyed the "Gretsch sound", and the G100 peaked my...Read complete review

I just received my Gretsch G100 and am very pleased with it. This is guitar #14 of my collection. I have always enjoyed the "Gretsch sound", and the G100 peaked my interest. I have been looking for a "retro" style acoustic, and this model really does the job. The fit, finish, and set up were fine, right out of the box. I bought the natural version and am very pleased with the overall looks. The natural color has an aged patina appearance to it as well as the inlays on the fretboard. My only slight disapointment is that the finish is matte rather than gloss. I would happily have paid extra for a high gloss finish. The sound is what you would expect from this type of guitar--it is more jazzy and mellow than my Martin & Gibson acoustics. The guitar plays like you would expect from Gretsch--nice and smooth all the way up the fretboard. I would highly recommend this guitar to those who want the retro sound and style this guitar offers.

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5.0

Gretsch G100

By Hunter-WOuWo

from Wenatchee, WA

Great guitar for the money. I'd recommend different strings, but she plays great! it can get loud with a little hard playing and sounds great through a condenser microphone. I had considered a Dearmond pickup, but those cost as much as the guitar. I think amplifying the guitar through a microphone keeps the guitar sounding vintage.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WHAT A SURPRISE

By Blues n stuff

from Southern California

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I think I've become a Gretsch fan. The matte finish is perfect for this guitar. The neck reminds me of a low profile Martin but a taste wider. Jumbo frets are finished perfectly. No edges sticking out to bloody your hand. The body fits nice on your leg and is comfortable to play for hours in a blues jam. I put Grover 18:1 on everything but there is nothing wrong what so ever with these tuners. The saddle seems to fit perfectly with the body. Out of the box the action is close full length of the neck. They give you a bone nut on this thing. I ordered the tweed dreadnought case fits it perfectly. And they shipped the guitar IN the case thankfully. Sound: Its not like an unplugged 5120. Its got the acoustic vibe. Not loud like a dreadnought or boomy. But pleasant and bluesy. Experimenting with different strings will be interesting. This is the cheapest guitar in my herd. I am totally impressed with quality control at Gretsch and thought into the product. If you hand it out at a jam session you won't get it back the rest of the night.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!!!

By wa_dean

from Kansas City

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I just got this, and I love it! The tone rings loud and clear, the neck is super-easy, the finish is awesome (no fingerprints/smudges), I love the pearl inlays, and I like the strings that are on it, but can't wait to hear what it sounds like with my usual Martins or D'Addarios. I have always wanted to own a Gretsch, and this is one of the more affordable options -- if you're thinking of getting this guitar, go for it! You won't be disappointed! Now, if I only had the money for a White Falcon w/ Bigsby ...

 
5.0

yey!

By The 5:30 Penguins

from Beacon, NY

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I played this at my local store, and I'm definatly going back really soon to trade in my other acoustic guitar in for this one. It's really jazzy sounding and extra dry, in a good way. It looks beautiful too, I love that classic style. Only complaint is that the action is low and it feels a bit stiff bending and such. That shouldn't be a problem if ya got hand strength.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great blues and jazz guitar!

By Sailor Ripley

from Dayton, OH

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I just purchased my Gretsch G100 about three weeks ago. It was perfect right out of the box. It has very nice workmanship. I got the natural finish, which is beautiful. It is a very deep blond. It almost looks like it has a tinge of orange. It sounds very jazzy and vintage. This guitar does not sound like a flat-top acoustic! If you are expecting it to sound like a Martin or Gibson, it does not! These types of arch-top acoustics have a different sound. To me, it sounds like a regular acoustic with a bit of a resonator thrown in. I didn't think it would be loud without having the big round sound hole, but it is nice and loud. If you are thinking of picking one up, make sure you realize this is a jazz guitar. It will not give you the sound of a Tennessee flat-top box!

 
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By Chicalovesguitars

from St. Joseph, MO

Just received the sunburst version in the mail. It is absolutely gorgeous, and sounds even better than I expected. As a gift for my husband(which I plan on playing at every opportunity), I couldn't have picked a better guitar; the only problem now is that we don't have two of them so that we can both play them at the same time. You should have saw my husband sit it across the room and stare at it. It was adorable. My marriage could be in trouble! ;)

 
5.0

If you have ever wanted a new jazz archtop

By TheRicman

from Undisclosed

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I bought this about a month ago and I still can't put it down. I always wanted a loud playing f hole archtop but the beat up vintage ones on ebay just didn't do it for me. This is a brand new WW2 era guitar and it sounds the way one should. Get one while you can if you have ever had a craving for something besides a sound hole acoustic. This is the real deal.

 
5.0

Great job Gretsch!

By Slappy

from Albany, NY

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This is a nice entry-level acoustic arch top with Art Deco coolness! The neck, fingerboard and fretwork are flawless, the binding and inlay work is neatly done, the bridge is perfect, the finish is a nice satin orange/brown stain (not yellow like the pic shows), tunes up very well and stays in tune, the nut is cut right, and the guitar is fairly lightweight. It might just be me, but I could swear the box opened up a bit after a couple hours of playing it, as the whole guitar seems to really vibrate. I think it came with 12?s on it, and that?s what I prefer to get the sound going. It?s slightly louder and richer than I?d expect for a plywood top. It?s not too bright and lacks the low end of an acoustic guitar (in a good way), which makes it ring with midrange and clarity. Great for acoustic picking, strumming and finger picking, and is perfect for Jazz and Blues. It lacks a pickup, which I was going to install, but I opted out and decided to appreciate it for its simplicity. Sweet deal!

 
5.0

Gretsch-a-licious

By Steve-5qrP2

from Massachusetts

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Been playing it for a few months now......and it's hard to put down. This guitar feels just right and plays great out of the box. Get some Thomastik-Infeld's for sure. I also added a Kent Armstrong neck mount jazz pickup......It's unplugged sound is nice but a little shallow. Many guitars in the stable but she is the I grab most often. Very versatile guitar.Would buy it again if lost or stolen.

 
3.0

Retro Delight!

By Guitarman-LTLMM

from Eagle River, AK

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I just received my Gretsch G100 and am very pleased with it. This is guitar #14 of my collection. I have always enjoyed the "Gretsch sound", and the G100 peaked my interest. I have been looking for a "retro" style acoustic, and this model really does the job. The fit, finish, and set up were fine, right out of the box. I bought the natural version and am very pleased with the overall looks. The natural color has an aged patina appearance to it as well as the inlays on the fretboard. My only slight disapointment is that the finish is matte rather than gloss. I would happily have paid extra for a high gloss finish. The sound is what you would expect from this type of guitar--it is more jazzy and mellow than my Martin & Gibson acoustics. The guitar plays like you would expect from Gretsch--nice and smooth all the way up the fretboard. I would highly recommend this guitar to those who want the retro sound and style this guitar offers.

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