• Gretsch G3161 electric guitar
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2002 to 2003

Introduced in the thirties, Gretsch Synchromatic archtop guitars quickly became well respected for their superb tone, matchless playing ease and "Seven Points to Supremacy". Here is what guitar legend Harry Volpe said in 1939 about his original Synchromatic...

"My fingers seem to travel twice as fast on my new Synchromatic. The most amazing combination of magnificent tone and playing ease. And with all its power and punch, it still keeps the characteristic guitar tone."

These new (re-issued) Synchromatic models combine the design features of these 1930s archtops with the early Gretsch electric guitars of 1950. Bound Cat's Eye sound holes large body size and "synchronized" bridge from the thirties and the single coil DynaSonic pickups, single cutaway and G stop tailpiece from the fifties.

Model: G3161 Thinline Synchromatic Hollow Body     
Description: Anniversary style, single deep cutaway     
Color: Orange     
Hardware: Chrome     
Neck Type: Set     
Neck Wood: Maple     
Fingerboard: Rosewood     
Scale: 25.5"     
Inlays: Half moon,white
Width: 16"     
Depth: 2"     
Top: Laminated Spruce     
Back & Sides: Laminated Maple     
Binding: Double, aged white, top and back     
Bridge: Tune-o-matic, set type
Tailpiece: G Stop Long     
Soundhole: Cat's eye, bound     
Pickguard: Double bound black     
Pickups: Dual Humbucker pickups with Alnico magnets     
Controls: One volume control, One tone control, and Toggle switch

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Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings


Soundholeteardrop soundhole

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GRETSCH THINLINE SYNCHROMATIC HOLLOW BODY G3161 (251-0103-512) reviewed by jayguitar

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I got my g3161 online and it is a joy to play. A very comfortable neck. The top is laminated spruce and with the Alnico pickups it delivers that great Gretsch sound. 5 Stars!!!

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Gretsch g3161

I found a g3161 online. It is a joy to play. A very comfortable feel and the Alnico humbuckers delivers that great Gretsch sound.
I give it 5 Stars.