This is the Gretsch G100BKCE Cutaway Acoustic Electric arch top guitar. This is one of the best acoustic electric Arch tops in this price range you'll find. The G100BKCE model starts with a great sounding acoustic arch top and ads floating neck mounted single coil pickup. The factory fretwork, set up and neck angle on the guitar is excellent and the guitar plays beautifully. The guitar comes standard with nickel half-wound strings. It is probably best suited for straight ahead traditional jazz but could certainly be used for many styles of music. The strings can easily be changed to round-wound to yield a more contemporary tone suitable for rock and pop. Acoustically the guitar has a snappy tone with a warm woody sound and could definitely be recorded or amplified with a good microphone in addition to the electromagnetic pickup. This G100BKCE is a great guitar and as part of the Electromatic series it represents a great value. We are a long standing fully authorized independent Gretsch guitar dealer. This is a brand new guitar and comes with the full Gretsch Limited lifetime factory warranty.
* Though not included from the factory, we have hard cases for this model in stock and ready to ship along with your order. Please contact us for details regarding the cases we suggest for this instrument.
About the G100CE (From gretsch.com):
Jazzalicious, now with more flavors!! Take a ride uptown in style and plug it in! Reminiscent of the early Synchromatics of the 1940’s, the new G100CE hollow body archtop features a spruce top, maple back & sides, Gretsch floating pickup, separate volume and tone controls, Gretsch Chromatic tailpiece, Gretsch Synchronized bridge, pearloid block inlays, and vintage headstock logo. Also available in natural blonde (G100CE).
-Weight: 6.0 lbs (Approx)
-Model Name:G100CE, Synchromatic Acoustic/Electric Archtop
-Model Number: 251-5831-(506)
-Series: Synchromatic Collection: Archtop Models
-Colors: (506) Matte Black
-Category: Acoustic Guitars
-Body Style: Acoustic Archtop Single Cutaway
-Scale Length: 25.5"
-Top: Laminated Spruce
-Bracing: Parallel Tone-Bars
-Back & Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 16" Wide, 2.75" Deep
-Neck: 3-Piece Maple
-Pickups: Gretsch Single-Coil
-Pickup Switching: None
-Volume & Tone (Mounted on Pickguard)
-Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
-Bridge: Rosewood Height-Adjustable Synchromatic Bridge
-Tailpiece: Chromatic Tail-piece
-Finish: Matte Urethane
-Case: Optional G2163 Gig Bag, msrp $100.00, p/n: 0996459000, (Not Included)
-Note: because of the additional thickness at the bridge, The G100 style Arch Tops do NOT fit in the G6241FT hard case that we reccomend for the G5420 & G5422
-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,
-Multiple Body Bindings,
-Streamlined Faux Tortoise Shell Pickguard,
-Volume and Tone Controls Mounted in Pickguard,
-Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs,
-Adjustable Truss Rod
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.