Let's see your synchromatics!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    45
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
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    Let's see 'em! Old,new,projects, i like kepping mine set up for slide, in G mostly
     
  2. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't own these anymore but here are a couple

    This is an Historic Series model 3905 called Synchromatic Jr.
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    This is a proline, possibly unique model G6040JP. Except for the colour, the same as a G6040MCSS
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  3. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    45
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Those are beautiful and i hope they were passed on to a good home.
     
  4. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    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.
     
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Well, I have 2 Synchromatics RI, but - a shame - I do not play them very often, though... :oops:

    Both are Lefty conversions that I made some years ago - Oh, I presented them many times on the forum ! :rolleyes:

    - 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.

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    I couldn't stand the gold hardware on the G400 so I shifted for nickel everywhere...

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    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.

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    A+!
     
  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    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!
     
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  7. bluenote23

    bluenote23 Country Gent

    Oct 17, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    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.
     
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  8. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    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...

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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That tortoise binding gets me every time!
     
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Superb instrument ! :cool:

    A+!
     
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  11. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

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    443
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Beautiful