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Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar  

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    Gretsch Guitars

    Big bold tone and visuals to die for!

    The Gretch G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar has selected rock maple back, sides and neck; fine-grained spruce top; finished in hand polished dark brown lacquer with sunburst shadings, the Synchromatic revitalizes the rich history of acoustic guitars.

    The edges of the body, fingerboard, headpiece and guard plate are fully bound in extra wide black and ivory celluloid.

    Other fittings on this Gretch acoustic guitar include the easy-playing, steel-reinforced neck, oval rosewood fingerboard with extra-broad nickel silver frets, "Chromatic" tailpiece and "Synchronized" bridge. Includes case.

    Features
    • Body Style: Jumbo
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    • Top: Solid Spruce
    • Bracing: Tone-Bar
    • Back And Sides: Laminated Flame Maple Body, 17" Wide, 3.5" Deep
    • Neck: 3-Piece Maple
    • Width At Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
    • Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
    • Bridge: Compensated Rosewood Synchromatic Bridge
    • Tailpiece: Chromatic Tail-Piece
    • Hardware: Gold-Plated
    • Finish: Gloss Urethane
    • Frets: 20 Extra Broad Frets
    • Machine Heads: Grover® Imperial™ Gold-Plated Die-Cast Tuners
    • Unique Features: Inlaid Pearloid Split Hump Block Position Markers, Black Headstock Overlay, Pearloid Headstock Inlay, Bound Fingerboard, Multiple Body Bindings, "Cats-Eye" Sound-Holes, Bound Tortoise Shell Streamlined Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod

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    Gretsch GuitarsG400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar
     
    5.0

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    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A classic in waiting

    By Mr Twang

    from Long Island, NY

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar:

    The G400 sounds best with heavy guage round wound strings (.13's) to compensate for the "thin" cutting sound inherent in archtops. Strung and set-up properly the Synchromatic really has that "jazzy" Freddie Greene sound that cuts through the din of a small acoustic jazz combo, but works equally well in blues and folk/country settings. It records very nicely (mic placement matters a lot). Many players will consider amplification options and there are many to choose from. Personally I went with the K & K Pure Archtop pick-up and a Fishman preamp box that seems to work fine. One does run into sound men who are unsure how to EQ an archtop, so used to the flat top guitar domination.
    It's a large body archtop acoustic guitar, so "features" are few, really. You can read what they are somewhere else.
    Why this guitar does not cost a lot is due to the use of laminated wood as opposed to solid one-piece masterpieces (and the fact that it was made over seas). I honestly do not know if it matters. Everything else on the guitar: tuning pegs, bridge, seem top-notch, not to mention gorgeous.
    As others have stated, the G400 is the best archtop in its range. MUCH better than the G100, the Loar, or the Godin 5th Ave (all of which are fine low-level archtops -- the world needs low-level archtops and they fit the bill). This is a professional model, make no mistake, and I believe this guitar will eventually become considered a classic.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gretch G 400

    By Like Strings

    from Winnipeg , Mb, Canada

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar:

    This is a great archtop . It took me a while to appreciate how nice it plays and sounds. The look of this beauty was obvious from the start. It's a beautiful piece. It's hard to imagine they can use the top notch materials they do for this price. Anyway it's great to play and look at and seems very wel built. I have a 84 strat, and a 55 es-175. you'd think I'd have a easy time to know which of these I'd let go first. You'd be wrong, to me the Gretch is a keeper.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the real deal

    By joshua black wilkins

    from nashville, tenn

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar:

    There isn't a better archtop available in this price range. It may need 10 years or so to open up acoustically, but it looks amazing and holds up real well. I put a fishman archtop pickup system in it and the guitar sounds fantastic on stage, with no feedback. I'm a singer/songwriter, and this guitar is perfect for my solo shows.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Archtop for the money

    By LoFi Loungers

    from Montgomery, AL

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar:

    I've been playing a G400 for about 5 years now. In the past I've gone through a couple guitars a year, this one has stuck with me, and may never go away. Add a neck pickup and some flatwounds and it produces outstanding tone for Jazz,Blues, Western Swing, etc..

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    work of art

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G400 Synchromatic Acoustic Guitar:

    I am a acoustic rhythm player in a band that goes from western swing, to gypsy jazz, to rockabilly to swing. All styles that call for a very agressive rhythm attack. This is the perfect guitar for it. sounds fantastic, plays like my white falcon only acoustic and looks better in person.goes from heavy strum to fingerstyle to blues effortlessits replaced my d28 as my stage and go to guitar.

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