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1971 and 1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country GentlemanTwo new photosets of 1970s Gretsch guitars. A 1971 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman and a 1976 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. Both guitars have that 17" maple hollowbody, maple neck and ebony fretboard. Gretsch altered models continuously, and despite having been produced just five years apart, these guitars have numerous differences in hardware. The essential Country Gent features are there in both guitars.
Gretsch 1979 Guitar and Bass Catalogue
Gretsch 1979 guitar and bass catalogueThat Great Gretsch Sound. The 1979 Gretsch catalogue has the new Gretsch Committee on it's front cover, and features a selection of hollow, semi-hollow and solid-body guitars and basses. This was printed shortly after Chet Atkins ended his involvement with Gretsch, and although he is not mentioned explicitly, many of the models featured have some form of Chet Atkins connection, be it a name or signature-embossed scratchplate.
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Back to the Gretsch index pageSee also the advertising for Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

Vintage guitar advertisements

Vintage advertisements; 12 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-UpGretsch Sal Salvador
The Perfect Set-Up
1961

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

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

Gretsch Guitars - Everything Goes Greater On GretschGretsch Guitars
Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch
1965

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

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Chet Atkins says: Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!'
1966

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

Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - Are You Cramping Your SyleGretsch Hollow Body Electrics
Are You Cramping Your Syle
1967

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

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

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

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

Vintage acoustic guitar advertisements

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


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



US ebay listings

Gretsch Guitars,1956 Catalog,Price List,Vintage,Original,Pristine Condition,RARE

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Super Rare Vintage 30's Gretsch Resonator Acoustic Guitar Regal 19 Style & Case

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rare 50s vintage GRETSCH ELECTROMATIC String - with original tag

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rare 50s-60s vintage GRETSCH CHET ATKINS String - G string with original tag

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rare 50s vintage GRETSCH REGULAR String - G string with original tag

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rare cool 1946 GRETSCH BROADKASTER DRUMS print ad - MARTY MASTER & vintage set

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UK ebay listings

GRETSCH WHITE FALCON - DOUBLE CUT - 1969 - RARE VINTAGE GRETSCH!

Current price: £8295.00
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Gretsch Guitars,1956 Catalog,Price List,Vintage,Original,Pristine Condition,RARE

Current price: £297.20
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Gretsch 6122JR (Jnr) *rare & very collectable guitar *vintage* MAY TRADE W.H.Y?

Current price: £1595.00
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Original 1966 GRETSCH COUNTRY GENTLEMAN 6122 Gent OHSC+paperwork *VINTAGE&RARE!*

Current price: £999.00

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1955 Vintage Full-Line GRETSCH CATALOGUE. Rare in Near Mint condition! SUPERB!!!

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rare cool 1946 GRETSCH BROADKASTER DRUMS print ad - MARTY MASTER & vintage set

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