Gretsch Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 13 adverts covering a period of 18 years, from 1961 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Gretsch Sal Salvador - The Perfect Set-Up

The Perfect Set-Up
Gretsch Sal Salvador - 1961

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar

Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - Don

Don't mess up the mix
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch

Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Chet Atkins says:

Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!'
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - 1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - "Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."

"Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - 1966

Gretsch Guitars - Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of Things

Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of Things
Gretsch Guitars - 1966

Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - Are You Cramping Your Syle

Are You Cramping Your Syle
Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - 1967

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - When you call a guitar a name it better be good

When you call a guitar a name it better be good
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - 1969

Gretsch Flat tops - Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds Like

Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds Like
Gretsch Flat tops - 1969

Gretsch Roc Jet - Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine Guitar

Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine Guitar
Gretsch Roc Jet - 1971

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Give Your Sound the Professional Edge

Give Your Sound the Professional Edge
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - 1972

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - 1979


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Gretsch guitars for sale

1956 Gretsch 6120 (GRE0438)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $22299

1956 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, “G” Brand, All Western features, Two DeArmond pickups, Chet Atkins Signpost Pickguard, Block inlays with cactus and cowboy inlays, Steer head on headstock, Bigsby, Rare jeweled leather Western strap, EC, Earliest version of the White Cowboy Case... more

1955 Gretsch Roundup (#GRE0366)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$19900

1955 Gretsch Roundup, Western Orange, "G" brand & All Western features, Cactus & Cowboy Leather bound body, Belt buckle campfire tail piece & all Gold parts, Rare model, Excellent condition with an original hard case, $ 19, 900... more

1959 Gretsch 6120 (GRE0421)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $19568

1959 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, Two PAF Filtertrons, "Chet Atkins" sign post pickguard, Ebony fingerboard with Neo Classical inlays, Horseshoe emblem on the peg head, Rare jeweled Leather strap, Stunning example, EC , Clean original hard case... more

1956 Gretsch 6120 All Western Features (#GRE0273)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$18900

1956 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, All Western features, Cactus & Cowboy inlays, G-Brand, Steer head inlay on peg head, Chet Atkins signpost pickguard, Gold hardware, Two DeArmond Pickups, Fixed arm Bigsby, VG , Original grey hard case, $18, 900 “At Gary’s Classic Guitars we professionally clean setup & pro pack for safe transit to your door! Your business would be appreciated ”... more

1956 Gretsch 6120 (#GRE0337)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $18430

1956 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, G Brand, Cactus & Steer head inlays, Signpost pickguard, DeArmond pickups, Bigsby, Gorgeous guitar! Very good plus condition, Original White Cowboy Case, $13, 900 “At Gary’s Classic Guitars we professionally clean, setup & pro pack for safe transit of your new guitar to your door! We would love to earn your business ”... more

1957 Gretsch 6120

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $18047

1957 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, Two DeArmond pickups, Sign post pickguard, Hump block inlays, Horseshoe headstock, Wonderful instrument, Gorgeous & clean, EC , Original White Cowboy case, $13, 595... more

GRETSCH 1958 CHET ATKINS GUITAR SIGNED BY CHET ATKINS CLEAN

HOUSTON, TEXAS, 77063, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$17999

SquareTrade © AP6 0 GRETSCH 1958 CHET ATKINS GUITAR SIGNED BY CHET ATKINS CLEAN Shipping Costs FREE Texas residents are subject to sales tax of 8 25 % Happy Bidding !! Guarantee While we constantly strive for total customer satisfaction on every level, sometimes we fall short! Our goal is 100% customer approval in every area of our business. Our guarantee is simple: Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed? .period ! Please let us know, as soon as possible, if there is anything we can do to ... more

1958 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange (#GRE0390)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $17107

1958 Gretsch 6120, Western Orange, Early example with Smooth pickup rings & pre PAF Filtertrons, Ebony fingerboard with Neoclassical inlays, Signpost pickguard, Bigsby, Cool guitar bought from the family of the original owner, Original hard case, $12, 900... more
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