For Sale G3900 Historic Series Synchromatic Jr.

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by section2, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    505
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I picked up this lovely G3900 Historic Series Synchromatic Jr. on a whim two weeks ago, and then realized that what I'd really wanted was a parlor guitar to play around the house. Let my poor impulse control be your gain!

    It looks great. I filed down the bottom of the bridge saddle (but not the gorgeous art deco base) for lower action, re-strung it with a new set of Dean Markley 10-46 strings, and replaced the old strap knobs with brand new ones.

    It sounds beautiful, rich, and warm. The junior size (15.25" lower bout; 3" deep) is very comfortable to play, but it's got plenty of acoustic volume and tone.

    There is some fret wear on the lower half of the fretboard which affects intonation, so the frets should be leveled and recrowned. (The deepest wear is on the first fret; see pic.) My digital calipers tell me that the first fret has 0.0480" of height left on it, which should be plenty of room to allow leveling and crowning.

    I didn't love how the slots were cut on the stock saddle, so I'll throw in a tune-o-matic bridge which I pulled from my G5620T in case you'd prefer it. I gently filed the post holes in the tune-o-matic to fit the posts on the G3900's floating bridge.

    $375 US plus $50 shipping to Canada or $100 shipping to the lower 48. If you're overseas, message me and we'll talk. I'll pack it carefully and ship it in a padded gig bag. If you're in the Toronto area, we can arrange a free pickup.

    Feel free to ask any questions!

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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Those are nice guitars. I had one of the gold models. Good luck with the sale.
     
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  3. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    Good luck, of course I just bought a guitar the other week - dang
     
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  4. swivel

    swivel Gretschie

    263
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Dang, that's cool. Wish I had a Parlor of about equal value. Mine are too much higher $. Not buying another guitar till after the new year. Is that model 25.5 or 24.75 scale?
     
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  5. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    505
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    It's 24.75".
     
  6. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
  7. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Gotta love them Cat's eyes.
    What a pity it's too far in any way - too far away and far too expensive for me at this moment (although I am pretty sure it is not expensive at all, just for my wallet and needs right now...).
     
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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