Vintage 1948 Gretsch Jet 21 Archtop Guitar Refinished Black With Bag
Up for sale is a super rare and beautiful Gretsch archtop from 1948. We don’t have a ton of info on this model but we understand that very few (perhaps fewer than 50) were made between the years of 1947 and 1948. The Jet “21” is an acoustic archtop guitar with a 24 3/4 inch scale and a 16 inch lower bout, no pikguard.
Double bound body and single bound headstock with an unbound neck. Small pearloid dot markers. 3-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons. The trapeze tailpiece has been replaced, as well as the tuners, and has an added strap button.. Whenever we see these late forties archtops in the online market they’re usually look it. It’s in good condition with its refinished black finish. There are a few small nicks and scratches all around.
The guitar is well set up and the action is perfect. It’s hard to believe a 70-year-old guitar can play so well. It ’s a player’s dream guitar for sure, and has a very nice sound. includes a gig bag.
Model: Jet '21'
Finish: Refinished Black.