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   Artie Narvaez of the Artie Shaw Band loaned this 1939 Gretsch Synchromatic 400 to gypsy king Django Reinhardt to record guitar duets with Harry Volpe in 1946. Django also used this instrument to prepare for his American concert tour with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This is the first year of issue of the Synchromatic 400 which was discontinued during the Second World War due to restrictions on material.



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