Gretsch Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

Back to the Gretsch index page

Vintage advertisements; 24 adverts covering a period of 24 years, from 1955 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - "Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins

"Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - 1955

Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch

The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch
Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - 1955

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - Your Favorites Play Gretsch

Your Favorites Play Gretsch
Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - 1955

Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - "My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins

"My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - 1956

Gretsch Sal Salvador - The Perfect Set-Up

The Perfect Set-Up
Gretsch Sal Salvador - 1961

Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - The Sound of Superiority

The Sound of Superiority
Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - 1962

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 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 6120 - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Don

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

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...

Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog

Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound

The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You

Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You'll Play a Gretch Too!
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1964

Gretsch Guitars - Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch

Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins says:

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

Gretsch Guitars - Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog

Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Astro Jet - Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet

Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet
Gretsch Astro Jet - 1965

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

"Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 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 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 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 6122 - Give Your Sound the Professional Edge

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

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 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

Gibson Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Strings

Gibson Vintage Reissue Strings

These Gibson strings are made to the original 1950s specifications - pure nickel with a great tone - the perfect choice for vintage Gibson (and other) guitars


Vintage Gretsch guitars for sale

Vintage Circa 1950's Gretsch Butterbean Gold Guitar Tuners Tuning Machines Rare!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$299

Here is a set of [6] 3-on-a-side vintage circa 1950's Gretsch Butterbean guitar tuners. Very good condition as shown in the photos, with honest wear. Great for restoring your guitar. Has some wear, as expected from their age, but tuners spin as they should. Missing one grommet as shown. Tuners are exactly as pictured. All Sales Final. Item is as pictured. Buyer pays $10 for US shipping, $50 for international. NYS buyers pay NYS Sales Tax.... more

VINTAGE 1957 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS PICKGUARD FOR 6121 ROUNDUP

VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA, 91607, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$400

You are buying an original VINTAGE 1957 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS PICKGUARD FOR A 50'S GRETSCH 6121 ROUNDUP. Please view photos and email questions before buying. Payment is due upon purchase. No International shipping unless you use the Ebay Global Shipping program which charges an additional fee.... more

1964 Gretsch Country Gentleman (GRE0346)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5395

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 1964 Gretsch Country Gentleman, Walnut finish, dual mutes with Red felt, Supertron & Filtertron pickups, Gold hardware, Bigsby, Lovely guitar! Excellent condition, Original hard case, $5, 395... more

1970s Gretsch Tremolo Adaptor Piece For Thi nChet Atkins Bar Bigsby USA Country

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 84105, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$49

1970s Gretsch / Bigsby Bar Adaptor Authentic connector piece for 1970s skinnier Chet Atkins-style bars on Gretsch electric guitars. This is a NOS part that we've had in storage for a number of years. Not a reproduction! SKU# 3066... more

1959 Gretsch Double Anniversary electric guitar TWO-TONE SMOKE GREEN model 6118

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4199

COLLECTOR-GRADE 1959 Gretsch Model 6118 Double Anniversary in TWO-TONE 'SMOKE GREEN' finish, with original tag and original Gretsch hardshell case, serial number 30179. This vintage Double Anniversary is a rare thing indeed, given its condition. She is 100% stock and original - and in clean and excellent cosmetic condition - with the exception of the Bigsby, and the original tailpiece is included with the sale. (it's cooler with the Bigsby!) There is very light finish checking, you may find some... more

60's GRETSCH ASTRO JET CASE - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£269

60's GRETSCH ASTRO JET CASE: grey tolex is ripped & very worn bottom is loose dark red interior is also worn all latches are working fine... more

1980's Gretsch Travelling Wilburys TW-100 Guitar Used but Good Condition

GATESHEAD, NE9, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

1980s Gretsch Traveling Wilburys TW-100 *Collectors Item* Before Gretsch could make it’s phoenix-like return to full-scale guitar production in the late 80s, they needed to raise some cash. A marketing tie-in with the Traveling Wilburys supergroup provided that opportunity. The Traveling Wilburys — Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan — would be photographed with their namesake guitars and provide their signatures (or to be more precise, their alias’s ... more

1956 Gretsch Duo Jet (GRE0235)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8995

1956 Gretsch Duo Jet, Black, Hump Block inlays, Just like George Harrison’s Two Dearmond Pickups, Great feeling neck, Light weight, Excellent condition but has had a little finish touched up below the bridge. Includes an original hard case, $8, 995... more
There are 0 comments on this article so far. Add your comment

Comment on this article

Name
Email address
Anti-spam question - to catch web robots
How many legs does a duck have?

Guitars and Parts for Sale


Gibson Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Strings

Gibson Vintage Reissue Strings

These Gibson strings are made to the original 1950s specifications - pure nickel with a great tone - the perfect choice for vintage Gibson (and other) guitars

Related Forum Posts
new post


Latest Forum Posts
new post

Kay Guitars

ckngumbo

Contact
info@vintageguitarandbass.com

Follow

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

Other Great Sites