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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Jan 10, 2019.
Let's see 'em! Old,new,projects, i like kepping mine set up for slide, in G mostly
I don't own these anymore but here are a couple
This is an Historic Series model 3905 called Synchromatic Jr.
This is a proline, possibly unique model G6040JP. Except for the colour, the same as a G6040MCSS
Those are beautiful and i hope they were passed on to a good home.
I actually traded the Historic and an Electromatic for the 6040. The 3905 was unusual in that it had no bracing at all, no sound post, no parallel bars. Nice abalone purling.
Then I traded the the 6040 plus a lot of cash for a Thinskin Shell Pink Jazzmaster. The 6040, last I heard, got traded for a Gretsch Executive (Victoria) amp. I am evidently not very good at making trades.
Well, I have 2 Synchromatics RI, but - a shame - I do not play them very often, though...
Both are Lefty conversions that I made some years ago - Oh, I presented them many times on the forum !
- A G100 from 2008, bought new at bargain price (unsold item), exactly as yours @5120mantis, but in Natural finish.
- A G400 from 1991, bought used, with a headstrock crack and a bit neglected, at a cheap price.
I couldn't stand the gold hardware on the G400 so I shifted for nickel everywhere...
For the G100, I built a "Lefty Electric Attachment Option", in the "Monkey on a Stick" style. I had the pickup rewound from Kent Armstrong. At any time, the guitar can return to pure acoustic.
That's correct. I eventually had the 6040, and traded for an Executive amp. Traded the 6040 towards a White Falcon. A few months ago, the 6040 popped up near me on Kijiji!
That guitar was beautiful but I am sure (unless you're a jazz player) that you're getting more play out of the Falcon! It's cool that we can follow its history.
Well, most folks have already seen these pics, but what the heck... it's the only Synchromatic I own...
a 1942 Model 100 to be exact...
That tortoise binding gets me every time!
Superb instrument !