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Old 04-15-2019, 10:12 PM
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Default Gretsch Synchromatic Identification

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This weekend I traded a ‘40 Epiphone Olympic for this Gretsch Synchromatic. Does anyone know much about these? I can’t find a serial or other information besides what’s on the headstock. The previous owner thought it was a model 160. Hoping someone here can confirm that or provide any other illuminating information.

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Old 04-16-2019, 01:55 AM
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looks like this one (no affiliation with this sale)... https://reverb.com/item/21091142-gre...rc=aw.ds&pla=1
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:03 PM
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Thanks rockabilly, it does look very similar.
There is also the faintest stencil mark inside the body that reads the same as the headstock (“Gretsch Synchromatic”). I was advised by a Gretsch-expert at a local shop (Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto) that at one point it would have had a sticker inside with a serial, etc., but that it’s long gone now.

If anyone has any hints or info on how to tell these models apart, I’d be much obliged.
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