Serial Number: 7582
General Description: Mid. to late 1930s Gretsch Model 30. Here is the description of the Gretsch Model 30 as it appeared on page 2 of a short 1939 Gretsch brochure focused on the Synchromatics and their "Seven points of supremacy.":
"Model Thirty - Auditorium Special, Spanish-style 6-string guitar, with arched top carved from solid, seasoned spruce, graduated for tone. Full arched back and sides of selected curly maple. Heavily lacquered, highly polished finish, shading from dark brown to rich red, Top edging bound with ivory celluloid, with "f" shaped tone-holes. Three-piece built-up rockmaple steel-reinforced neck, jointing at the fourteenth fret, in the popular slender, easy playing model. Oval rosewood finger-board, with rounded nickle-silver frets and plain round dot pearl position markers. The rosewood headpiece is ornamented with inlaid pearl scroll, standard machines with ivory celluloid buttons. Adjustable maple bridge, rosewood finish; all metal parts nickel plated. Ebony bakelite guard-plate. A modestly priced instrument, delivering professional performance. Price: $30.00"