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VINTAGE 1953 Gretsch Synchromatic (100)

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Physical Condition
This guitar is in good condition for it's age, but it has been played a bit and has some super cool, natural wear over the years. First off, this guitar has more than likely had a neck reset, which was done well, but there's some leftover glue squeeze out that's dripped down the inside of the body. This guitar also has a repaired headstock crack; the repair is solid, but there was no finish touch up done and you can still feel the crack. The binding has cracked in spots, has been reglued in spots, and is still slightly pulled from the body in the front-upper and rear-lower bout, but seems stable. There is also a small finish run near the lower F-hole, but it's tough to say where it came from; the inside edge of the F-hole has a small section of what looks like newer finish, but there's no crack, repair, or any other apparent reason the finish would be touched up here. The body itself, however, is in clean condition with no cracks or damage, and the finish over the entire instrument looks great with only a few light scuffs and scratches, as well as some weather checking here and there. The face of the headstock has some light scuffs, but clean also. The original pickguard has warped over time. The tuning keys and nut seem to be original as well. Otherwise, it only has some typical playwear in the form of some light scratches and dings that a vintage guitar naturally gains. Great sounding guitar that will makr a great player. This one has tons of mojo!

This guitar some typical wear on the frets but is still playable. Frets are more than likely original, and are low and flat like most from this era.

Action is medium low and plays great, but may need a quick tweak to your liking. The bridge has plenty of room to be lowered.


Hardshell case included. We're not sure if it's the original case, but it's certainly old and fits the guitar perfectly.

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