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

Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!'
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

Original 1950s 1960s Gold Gretsch Guitar knob 6120. Lot GC-60

PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON, 98366, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $66

One original gold plated Gretsch Guitar knob as used in the late 1950s and 1960s. This actually came from a 1960 6120 that I bought that was missing knobs. Months later, the owner called me and he had found this knob. I had already sourced knobs and put the guitar together, so this never made it on the guitar. Some plating wear. Just right. Set screw is missing. Washington State residents must pay sale tax.... more

Gretsch G6120T-55GE Golden Era Edition 1955 Chet Atkins TV Jones - Vintage Ora

WHITBY, ONTARIO, L1N2K4, CANADA

$3442

- WE SHIP FREE - LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE* - ITS WORTH THE MESSAGE - GET IN TOUCH NOW! YOU HAVE OPTIONS- WE OFFER LAYAWAYS over 60 days or more for ANY CUSTOMER! 20% or less down right away! 40% in 30 Days & 40% in 60 Days! Item ships once paid in full. ALL SOLD THROUGH EBAY! NEW PROMOTION FINANCING GONE MAD! Almsot Everyone - 12 Months equal payment financing! Contact us to find out more Qualifying Customers - 36 MONTHS EQUAL FINANCING WITH NO INTEREST OR FEES! TAKE THE PRICE DIVIDE IT BY 36, ... more

Gretsch Traveling Wilburys TW100T

HATTEM, 8051EG, NETHERLANDS

€315

Beautiful, all original, Gretsch Traveling Wilburys TW100T (3 / 4 model) from 1980's in excellent condition. With gig bag. Plays and sounds very good. Great vivid graphics.... more

Gretsch: Electric Guitar G6119-1962HTL Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose NEW OTHER#2

JAPAN

$3297

Gretsch: Electric Guitar G6119-1962HTL Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose NEW OTHER#2 CONDITION S- S Brand New S- New (Display / Outlet / Deadstock) A Excellent A Good B Fair B Poor (May Need Repair) C Bad (Need Repair) C For Parts Description• This item is new on display. • This item may have some minor dings and surface scratches not easily visible. • Material: Maple, Rosewood • Weight: 3 2kg • Comes with a hard case. (original) [Detailed Features] Serial Number:JT16113810 ... more

Gretsch Guitar Mute Assembly White Falcon Country Gentleman Viking Vintage 1960s

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, 66103, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$145

Gretsch Guitar Single Mute Complete Assembly. White Falcon, Country Gentleman, Viking, Vintage Correct 1960s Models.... more

1968 GRETSCH 3156 STREAMLINER - ALL ORIGINAL WITH OHSC

BATH, BA1, UNITED KINGDOM

£2250

1968 GRETSCH 3156 STREAMLINER IN VERY GOOD AND ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL HARD SHELL CASE. CASE MISSING ITS MAIN LATCH CONDITION OF THE BINDING IS TYPICAL FOR ITS AGE HOWEVER IT IS ALL IN TACT THIS EARLY VERSION HAS THE VERY DESIRABLE PAT. SUPER TRON PICKUPS. CASH ON COLLECTION PREFERRED. OTHERWISE WILL BE SENT SECURELY WITH UPS FREE OF CHARGE. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEE OTHER ITEMS FOR MORE VINTAGE AND MODERN GUITARS, PEDALS AND PARTS ITEM IS LISTED ELSEWHERE... more

Gretsch White Falcon #7595 1981 Electric Guitar (Used)

YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN

$5278

Template CPHBLK2 Descriptions There is a place such as sunburn which can also be said as fate of white falcon painted crack corresponding to aging with the state, but there is no conspicuous large scratches etc, we keep state relatively beautiful Neck · Fret condition is also good, it is still one that can be active from now on Weight: 4 05 kgAccessory: Hard case -Product rank (B ):There are scratches, rusts, & dents. But, no problems for normal use Operation check, cleaning processed Payment ... more

60's GRETSCH PICKGUARD

COLOGNE, GERMANY

C $79

60's GRETSCH PICKGUARD : * broken * SOLD AS IS - NO RETURNS Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen § 1 Allgemeines1. Für die Geschäftsbeziehungen zwischen der Firma music-outlet-shop und dem Kunden gelten die nachfolgenden allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in ihrer jeweils gültigen Fassung. Abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden gelten nicht 2. Sämtliche Angebote, unabhängig davon, ob sie telefonisch, per Telefax, Internet, E-Mail oder in sonstiger Weise erteilt werden, sind für die ... more
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