Sherwood Master 400 1940s
Here we have a Sherwood Master 400 built by the Gretsch Company in the 1940s. The Sherwood Master 400 is somewhat comparable with the 16-inch Gretsch Synchromatic Model 100.
This Jazz-box has a solid Spruce top and laminated Maple back and sides. The 2 piece Maple neck has a Rosewood fretboard with block inlays. On the Headstock we find the original tuners and engraved Sherwood Master 400 logo.
A common problem on vintage Gretsch (“Sherwood”) guitars is crumbling of the celluloid binding. This was also the case with this Sherwood. Therefore one of the previous owners decided to replace the binding. The body is partially redone and the fretboard is completely redone. It’s not the best work we’ve seen, that’s the reason why this Sherwood is a bit cheaper than normal.
This Sherwood has been set up and it plays like butter, big projection and a nice low action.
The Sherwood comes with a gig-bag.
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