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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1940
THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1940
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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1940

AN ARCH-TOP GUITAR, SYNCHROMATIC 400, MODEL 6041

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THE FRED GRETSCH MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BROOKLYN, CIRCA 1940
AN ARCH-TOP GUITAR, SYNCHROMATIC 400, MODEL 6041
Engraved at the tailpiece Gretsch and inlaid at the headstock Gretsch Synchromatic, with later case bearing a label inscribed GRETSCH SYNCHROMATIC ACOUSTIC SERIAL NO DG1073; accompanied by a candid color snapshot of David Gilmour playing this guitar in 2001
Length of back 28 7/8 in. (53 cm.)
Literature
Bacon, T. and Day, P. The Ultimate Guitar Book, London, 1991, illus. p. 41.
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Lot Essay

Purchased by David Gilmour's longtime guitar technician Phil Taylor from a guitar shop on Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley, in 1977, the guitar was subsequently sold to David Gilmour in 1983. Gilmour liked this guitar and kept it for home use.

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