Wanted Looking for Gretsch G400

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by TheModiesel, Jun 20, 2020.

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  1. TheModiesel

    TheModiesel Electromatic

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    Jun 20, 2020
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    Hi,

    I'm based in the UK and looking to buy a reissue (non cutaway) Gretsch G400. Especially keen on the G400B but I would also be happy with a sunburst version.

    If you're looking to move one of these on - please let me know!
     
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Welcome to the forum, TheModiesel !
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

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    Welcome @TheModiesel ! ;)

    AFAIK, we are some few members here on G-T having Gretsch Synchromatic G400 RI, all versions included (color, cutaway, pickup...).

    Mine is a 1991 one that I bought cheap in August 2016, but in need of TLC (missing pickguard, headstock crack). I restored and converted her to LH with the help of a luthier pal, changed the hardware from Gold to Nickel (less bling, more unique) and made a vintage "Flakes" Acetate pickguard for Art-Deco's sake :

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    At the same era, I saw (incredible !) several G400RI for sale in France, one in Natural (bulb headstock) and two in Glossy Black, but no Sunburst (mine come from USA). I also saw one Glossy Black in Germany in 2017, so it let me think that this color is not so rare, then you should be able to find one in Glossy Black too in UK, or at least in Europe.

    Good Luck ! :)

    A+!
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum . Beautiful guitar you're searching
     
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  6. TheModiesel

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    Thank you for the responses everyone, I wasn't expecting the welcomes - its nice. Also, its nice seeing pictures of your own G400, it reaffirms my aim of obtaining one!

    :)
     
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  7. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

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  8. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    We sometimes describe this place as "the friendliest forum on the interweb." It's a goal, anyway. ..
     
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  9. TheModiesel

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  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

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  11. TheModiesel

    TheModiesel Electromatic

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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to GT TheModiesel !

    Those are beautiful looking geets,all the best on the search sir..
     
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  13. TheModiesel

    TheModiesel Electromatic

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    I've just managed to find one, now we wait for it to arrive!
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Great news, congrats!
     
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  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

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    Fine, @TheModiesel ! :)

    Don't forget to post pictures... ;)

    A+!
     
  16. TheModiesel

    TheModiesel Electromatic

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    Jun 20, 2020
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    Finally arrived!
     

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  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

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    Cool ! :cool:

    A+!
     
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  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Congrats sir,a beauty for sure!

    What's the pickup?
     
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  19. TheModiesel

    TheModiesel Electromatic

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    Thank you! Its a benedetto s-6 I think and sounds pretty good
     
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  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

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    Beautiful classy guitar, including how you have it displayed.

    However, it would not last long in our house displayed like that with our energetic 80 lb Golden Retriever. :eek:
     
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