Gretsch Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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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

Vintage Gretsch guitars for sale

Gretsch Corvette (1963)

JAPAN

$1330

TitleDescriptionWhy choose us? 2 Years Guarantee Our Products are 100% Authentic. You always have the right to a 2-years guarantee. We have experienced many international shipping. We guarantee the safety, security, and privacy of your valuables. The Guarantee Covers Any material or manufacturing defect recognised by Far East Man Music After Sales Service team. Length Of The Guarantee Some of our products comes with 2 years from the date of purchase. Our company "Far East Man" is a musical ... more

Gretsch Vintage Select Edition 1959 Chet Atkins G6120T-59 VS Gretsch a4999

JAPAN

$4070

DescriptionGretsch Vintage Select Edition 1959 Chet Atkins G6120T-59 VS GretschNear mint condition!! The guitar is in showroom. Several people played it there, but it is not second handed. Our eBayID is eastislandcrew We are music instruments store in Japan   International BuyersImport duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional... more

Gretsch G6119-1962 '05

JAPAN

$2182

TitleDescriptionWhy choose us? 2 Years Guarantee Our Products are 100% Authentic. You always have the right to a 2-years guarantee. We have experienced many international shipping. We guarantee the safety, security, and privacy of your valuables. The Guarantee Covers Any material or manufacturing defect recognised by Far East Man Music After Sales Service team. Length Of The Guarantee Some of our products comes with 2 years from the date of purchase. Our company "Far East Man" is a musical ... more

1967 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman an affordable example that plays great !

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33327, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2995

WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP ! 1967 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman!! Very cool & affordable Gent that has the vibe & feel of that Harrison Gent, nice Walnut stained finish, bound ebony fingerboard has Thumb Print inlays & nice frets, 2 Filter’tron pickups, clean Lucite pickgard & pickup surrounds, single flip-mute system, Grover Imperial tuners added a la 1963, nice bar bridge & V cutout Bigsby vibrato, clean original back pad, made in May 1967, its body binding is being ... more

1979 Gretsch Country Club

HAMBURG, GERMANY

£2037

1979 Gretsch Country Club The description of this item has been automatically translated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. For sale comes this 79th Gretsch Country Club. The guitar is technically and visually very clean, no modifications except for the Bigsby, which was then offered as an option to the normal tailpiece. I have no bumps or flaws noticed, apart from the tarnished gold hardware The electrics work well, but the toggle switch is a bit hakelig In any case, a ... more

GRETSCH White Falcon #7595 1981 Rare with Hard Case USED Top Laminate Maple

OSAKA, JAPAN

$4444

GRETSCH White Falcon #7595 1981 Rare with Hard Case USED Top Laminate Maple Item Description Condition : Used There are small scratches or paint peeling and dent, but not noticeable much, Good condition. No problem with the output and electrical system. The neck is straight. Play condition is excellent. Truss rod : Unknown Fret wear : Unknown. Top: Laminate Maple Side: Laminate Maple Back: Laminate MaPle Neck: Maple Fingerboard: Ebony Bridge: Rosewood Pick Guard: Clear Gold PU: Black Face Weight... more

1969 GRETSCH CORVETTE - made in USA

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£999

1969 GRETSCH CORVETTE - made in USA: * body refinished in white, has a lot of wear and cracks in laquer * neck also refinished in white * no other parts included except for jack input cup on side... more

Vintage 1960's Gretsch Brass Switchtips White Falcon Country Gentleman 1963 1964

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$95

Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration, A completely original and fantastic Vintage original 1960's Gretsch Switchtip set This set includes all tips as pictured - three smaller and one of the larger tips. Correct for a variety of Gretsch guitars including the White Falcon, Viking and Country Gentlemen These are great tuners - made to outlast the human race Perfect working shape and ready for your 60's Gretsch! WE SHIP WORLDWIDE Get it back to stock, get it VINTAGE ... more
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