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Old 07-30-2023, 02:17 PM
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Default Old Gretsch Model 35 archtops

Recently I got a 57 New Yorker and itís a keeper for me. Just the combo of tone, fast neck and solid build, I canít see myself parting with it. Itís actually made me look at Gretschís other models.

Iíve been eyeing their older Model 35 and also the synchromatic which succeeded it.

I believe the model 35 is a solid carved top, which makes me think it could be a great compliment to my NY.

Any thoughts on these older 30-40s Gretsch? They look like better builds than the later 50s and 60s guitars, but thatís just what I can observe through the inter webs.
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Old 09-22-2023, 08:12 AM
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I have had a 1937 model 35 Gretsch for about 10 years. I believe it has been refinished at some point as it's not the sunburst finish that I believe they are. I love playing the guitar, it sounds really good! I took off the pickguard which I felt improved the sound and I removed the finish on the neck which was a bit gummy. The neck is stout and the action is very good. I'd say grab one if you can if it's good shape.

https://umgf.com/vintage-gretsch-archtop-t147965.html
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Old 09-29-2023, 04:31 PM
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Thanks for the thoughts. The one I was watching sold so Iíll just keep a look out. Might go with a Gibson built archtop instead if I can find a deal.
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