1940s Gretsch Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar – Tobacco Sunburst

1940s Gretsch Synchromatic Archtop Acoustic Guitar – Tobacco Sunburst

Up for sale is this 1940s Gretsch Synchromatic Super Structure 6411 archtop acoustic guitar with Gretsch case and tobacco sunburst finish. 

The finish on this guitar is all original and tested under a blacklight. The hardware is all original on the guitar. It has the desirable “harp” tailpiece and curved rosewood bridge. Sometime in its history, a pickup was added to it. But in more recent years, it has been de-electrified. There are still leftovers of electrification present, for example: the pickguard has the cutaway for the pickup and holes for the volume and tone controls.

Overall the guitar is in very good playable and cosmetic condition. The neck is in great shape and has not been reset. I verified this with a blacklight as well. There are cracks in the finish along the side of the neck where it joins the body. These are simply caused by aging and pressure on the neck over time. I can’t find any cracks in the body at all. The top board has some finish checking, which are not cracks in the wood, but in the finish.

The Gretsch Synchromatic was made for a couple of decades, starting in the 1930s. The dating on this guitar is not exact due to the difficult-to-read serial number inside. Later Gretsch models used a paper label inside the bodies, but this one is stamped inside with ink.

Condition:

  • The tuners are all original and show signs of tarnish and wear.
  • The tailpiece has tarnish.
  • The guitar was de-electrified and has leftover indications of it being electrified (see description above).
  • The neck is straight, but at the 17th fret it begins to taper down very slightly, which does not affect playing at all.
  • The frets show signs of wear, but are still very playable.
  • There are minor blemishes, nicks and light scratches (see pictures).
  • The bindings are all in great condition.
  • The bridge is in great condition.
  • The topcoat finish has some minor checking in the finish (not cracks in the wood).
  • There are no cracks in the body or repairs to the body.
  • The tone and resonance is great.

Specs:

  • Scale (nut to bridge length): 24 1/2″
  • Overall length: 41 3/4″
  • Body width: 16 3/4″
  • Body depth: 4 1/2″
  • Action at 12th fret (low E string): 2.3mm
  • Action at 6th fret (low E string): 1.25mm
  • Nut width: 46mm

Free shipping in the US! Please feel free to ask any questions.

Description

Up for sale is this 1940s Gretsch Synchromatic Super Structure 6411 archtop acoustic guitar with Gretsch case and tobacco sunburst finish. 

The finish on this guitar is all original and tested under a blacklight. The hardware is all original on the guitar. It has the desirable “harp” tailpiece and curved rosewood bridge. Sometime in its history, a pickup was added to it. But in more recent years, it has been de-electrified. There are still leftovers of electrification present, for example: the pickguard has the cutaway for the pickup and holes for the volume and tone controls.

Overall the guitar is in very good playable and cosmetic condition. The neck is in great shape and has not been reset. I verified this with a blacklight as well. There are cracks in the finish along the side of the neck where it joins the body. These are simply caused by aging and pressure on the neck over time. I can’t find any cracks in the body at all. The top board has some finish checking, which are not cracks in the wood, but in the finish.

The Gretsch Synchromatic was made for a couple of decades, starting in the 1930s. The dating on this guitar is not exact due to the difficult-to-read serial number inside. Later Gretsch models used a paper label inside the bodies, but this one is stamped inside with ink.

Condition:

  • The tuners are all original and show signs of tarnish and wear.
  • The tailpiece has tarnish.
  • The guitar was de-electrified and has leftover indications of it being electrified (see description above).
  • The neck is straight, but at the 17th fret it begins to taper down very slightly, which does not affect playing at all.
  • The frets show signs of wear, but are still very playable.
  • There are minor blemishes, nicks and light scratches (see pictures).
  • The bindings are all in great condition.
  • The bridge is in great condition.
  • The topcoat finish has some minor checking in the finish (not cracks in the wood).
  • There are no cracks in the body or repairs to the body.
  • The tone and resonance is great.

Specs:

  • Scale (nut to bridge length): 24 1/2″
  • Overall length: 41 3/4″
  • Body width: 16 3/4″
  • Body depth: 4 1/2″
  • Action at 12th fret (low E string): 2.3mm
  • Action at 6th fret (low E string): 1.25mm
  • Nut width: 46mm

Free shipping in the US! Please feel free to ask any questions.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 50 × 20 × 8 in
Brand

Gretsch

Model

Synchromatic

Shipping Info

SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

All items are handled and shipped within 2 days of purchase. For most deliveries in the United States, we use UPS.

If you do not see shipping rates, please contact us for more information. 

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

There is so much waste from shipping material. We are trying to make a difference to the environment by using recyclable or biodegradable material whenever possible. Our packing material typically includes:

  • Biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch. They can be thrown in the garbage directly, because they will dissolve quickly in the elements. Or, you can dissolve them yourself in water.
  • Recycled green bubble wrap.
  • Recyclable brown packing paper for filling voids.
  • Paper tape to close the boxes instead of plastic packing tape.
  • The boxes or shipping bags used are also fully recyclable. 

Packing process:

  • Items are inspected and checked for defects. 
  • Each item will be wrapped with attention to detail and plenty of room in the box or envelope. 
  • Insurance is always included in shipping. 
  • For stringed instruments:
    • The neck and head will be wrapped and supported
    • If there are strings, they are loosened
    • Body wrapped and supported
    • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)

Return Policy

Overview

Our refund and returns policy lasts 7 days. If 7 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
    • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
    • Any item that is returned more than 7 days after delivery

Refunds

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. Late or missing refunds If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us. Sale items Only regular priced items may be refunded. Sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges

Exchanges are not offered on returns.

Shipping returns

To return your product, you should mail your product to:

Golden Pickups LLC 11 Elm St. Red Hook, NY 12571.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Shipping insurance must be obtained on returned items. You may want to consider using a service that offers shipment tracking. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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