Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Hollowbody - Black

Hollowbody Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, and Floating Pickup - Black
Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Hollowbody - Black image 1
Gretsch G100CE Synchromatic Hollowbody - Black image 1
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Jazzy 40s-style Synchromatic Archtop!

The Gretsch G100CE is a stunning arch top that's reminiscent of the early Synchromatics of the 1940s. Boasting a spruce top, maple back and sides, 3-piece maple neck, and a Gretsch floating pickup for ultra-jazzy tone, you'll also enjoy this arch top's Chromatic tailpiece, Synchronized bridge, pearloid block inlays, stylized f-holes, and vintage headstock logo that all contribute to the G100CE's decidedly Art Deco look. Available with either a natural or black finish, you'll catch eyes and summon killer tone with your beautiful Gretsch C100CE Synchromatic Archtop!

Gretsch G100CE Features:
  • Finish: Black
  • Body Style: Acoustic Archtop
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Top: Laminated Spruce
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone-bars
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
  • Neck: 3-piece Maple
  • Pickups: Gretsch Single-coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (Mounted in Pickguard)
  • Width at Nute: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood Height-adjustable Synchromatic Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Chromatic Tail-piece
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Finish: Matte Urethane
  • # of Frets: 20 Extra Broad Frets
  • Machine Heads: Chrome-plated Die-cast Tuners
  • Vintage Wide Pearloid Block Inlay Position Markers
  • 1940s Synchromatic Headstock Shape
  • Black Headstock Overlay
  • Pearloid Vintage Gretsch Logo Headstock Inlay
  • Bound Fingerboard
  • Multiple Body Bindings
  • "F" Sound-holes
  • Streamline Faux Tortoise Shell Pickguard
  • Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
The Gretsch G100CE is a great-sounding arch top with an Art Deco look!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Laminated Maple
Top Material Laminated Spruce
Color Black
Body Finish Matte Urethane
Neck Material Maple, Set
Neck Shape Gretsch
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Block
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Synthetic bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood Height-Adjustable Synchromatic Bridge, Piano Tailpiece
Tuners Die-cast
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Manufacturer Part Number 2515831506

Customer Reviews

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5/5

AWSOME

i've been wanting this guitar since it first came out last year i just recieved it today (4 days after i orderedit) and i can't stop playing it, wich is a little hard because i jjust got the splint off from a brocken pinky 2 days ago on my chourd hand wich means no hamer on's. but i only have one wordto say about thisguitar, AWSONE!! that stands for my sales person to. i am a sweetwater custemer for life
Music background: playing for 40 years self taught
5/5

This Guitar Is AWESOME!!!

I ordered this guitar last week on Thursday February 26th. Though I have only been playing for about a year, I own 6 guitars, each with it's own purpose and unique sound. This guitar was specifically purchased for playing Roy Orbison. Though he used a Gibson Memphis (I can't afford lol), I knew this would sound great.I order it online and selected Overnight shipment. I recommend this as it has fewer people handling it. The guys at Sweetwater took great care in packing this guitar (with original box into another box for added protection). It was easy and couldn't wait to get this bad boy.Within 15 minutes of my order Robert Koch called me to thank me for the purchase and rely important information about the company and the purchase. I was not expecting a dedicated Sales Manager nor a call. Nice touch.Anyway, on to the guitar review...This guitar is beautiful. The image that they posted and serial number was the guitar they shipped to me. Trust me when I say this, the images do NOT do the guitar justice. It looked good on the web, looks GREAT in person. The guitar played beautifully right out of the box. I was playing acoustic songs first. While it is quitter than a standard acoustic, which is expected for an ELECTRIC guitar, it had great sound and projected what I played just fine without and amp.Once I connected it to an amp though, WOW is all I can say. I use a small Fender Series 7 amp....but boy the sound output from that guitar versus the Fender Squire I have is leaps and bounds better. I will tell you though that in a METAL setting or Rock setting, you will not be able (or need) to turn the guitar gain past 1/4 of the scale. if you do, you will get resonance feedback. This should be expected as it is a Hollow Body guitar. the Tone can be adjusted at will and has several nice sounds even without changing the AMP settings.I played it all day Friday, most of Saturday and Sunday. In total I have logged over 30 hours in 3 days with this and can't put it down. When I do, I just look at it!!! I have a professional musician friend that is so green with envy that he may order one too...and OWNS a Gibson!!Great product, EXCELLENT service. I will be ordering more from Sweetwater and at least one more Gretsch (there are still 2 or 3 on my list that I want lol).TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY.
Music background: New Guitarist, Experienced Drummer and Sax Player.
5/5

This guitar brought out the demon in me

Without ever playing this guitar or seeing it in person I bought it. The first time I saw it I just knew it was for me. It plays, sounds, and looks absolutely amazing. I play slide on this guitar through a Silvertone 1484 while using a tubescreamer, and it sounds mean as hell. I would have expected a guitar of this quality to cost well over $1000. The only problem I've ever had with it was when I fell over on stage and my instrument cable pushed through and broke a half dollar size hole in the body. However, you shouldn't have this problem if you don't rock out as hard as I do.
Music background: Musician
5/5

Ah! The Gretsch Sound

I bought mine in March and having lots of trouble putting it down. Fender,Gibson,Rickenbacker are all great but when you play a Gretsch it's a totally different sound no matter what kind of music you're playing.
Music background: Classic Rock,Classic R&B,,Latin Music
4.5/5

gretsch g100c

I play the guitar as an acoustic and as an electric. It has its own sound, its own feel and is a joy to play. If I am not playing it.... I am probably looking at it.....this is a keeper !
Music background: hobbyist
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