Fender Competition Mustang bass, Gibson Melody Maker, Epiphone Granada
Fender Competition Mustang bassGibson Melody MakerEpiphone Granada3
Home | Guitar Model Info | Catalogue Scans | Forum | Other Stuff | Search   
     VintageGuitarAndBass on Facebook FlyGuitars on Twitter









pick a brand

The majority of the instruments profiled on this site were produced by the brands to the left (click for more), although there is also some limited content on the following guitars and amps
Ampeg, Baldwin, Dan Armstrong, Futurama, G&L, Goya, Hayman, Ibanez, Marshall, Musicman, Ovation, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Selmer, Silvertone, Supro and Yamaha, WEM

Or try the site search

Trying to find the value of your guitar?
Vintage guitar parts for sale


Best Vintage Guitar Cleaner
You need..
Dr. Duck's Ax Wax - an outstanding cleaner and polisher

suitable for delicate vintage finishes
Best Vintage Guitar Hanger
String Swing Hardwood Studio Guitar Hanger

Designed not to damage the finish on your guitar
Classic Motorcycles For Sale
Classic Cars For Sale
Vintage guitars for sale

Gretsch Electric Guitar and Bass List

Instruments manufactured by the Gretsch Guitar Corporation

Latest posts on Gretsch guitars and basses at the VintageGuitar forum
forum index | post message

John Lennon’s Gretsch Guitar To Be Auctioned
0 replies
last message by TracksAuction

Any Idea What Gretsch Archtop This Is?
0 replies
last message by jlrich

Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
0 replies
last message by Bigfatgeordie

What do i have? Beside a back pack gretch HELP
2 replies
last message by VintAxe

Can you help me identify this Gretsch solidbody?
1 replies
last message by Lee



Vintage Gretsch guitars
Vintage Gretsch guitars for sale in a vintage guitar store

Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch were producing musical instruments from the end of the 19th century, however the first guitars appeared in the 1930s. The period that interests most vintage guitar collectors though, is that of the presidency of Fred Gretsch Jr. starting in 1948. Guitars were built in New York, USA.

In the 1950s, and especially 1960s, Gretsch guitars were very popular, and widely respected, with endorsements and use by the likes of Chet Atkins, Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, George Harrison of the Beatles, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, and many more.

In 1967, Fred Gretsch decided to sell up. Buyers Baldwin, were already producing guitars in Booneville, Arkansas. They had previously bought British guitar company Burns, just two years earlier, and parts were shipped from the UK, and assembled in the US. With Gretsch production in New York, it was inevitable that one factory would close. In 1970 Gretsch moved to Booneville, where it remained throughout the 1970s.

Finally as the 70s turned into the 80s, a small number of Gretsch guitars were produced in Kansas and then Tennessee, before production ceased in 1981.

Today, Gretsch guitars are produced by Fender.



comment



Latest site updates - Gretsch

Other updates here

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.
1968 Gretsch Guitar Catalogue
'That Great Gretsch sound' - full scan of all 36 pages. Features all guitars, basses, acoustics and amplifiers produced by Gretsch at that time. White Falcon, Viking, Country Gentleman, Country Club, Nashville, Tennessean, Duo Jet and many more.


US ebay listings

1962 Gretsch 6120 Original Electric Guitar # 9949

Current price: $1900.00
buy it now
Time left: 29d 5h 5m
Gretsch 1965 Sunburst Anniversary Model Body & Neck

Current price: $639.99
buy it now
Time left: 12d 4h 40m
**1964 GRETSCH DOUBLE-CUTAWAY NASHVILLE GUITAR** w/ a KKL Hardcase

Current price: $1499.99
buy it now
Time left: 3d 20h 50m
Gretsch Electric Guitar Body - 1970's Super Axe Body Super Chet Maple

Current price: $52.01
buy it now
Time left: 15h 55m
Gretsch 1962 Chrome Duo Jet Tail Piece w/ Mounts

Current price: $79.99
buy it now
Time left: 12d 4h 46m
1967 Gretsch White Falcon. All Original

Current price: $9995.00
buy it now
Time left: 22d 12h 2m
GRETSCH GUITARS 1960's style WHITE BROWN WOVEN GUITAR STRAP G BRAND 6120

Current price: $25.75
buy it now
Time left: 17d 23h 20m
1959 Gretsch 6186 Clipper With Hard Case

Current price: $850.00
buy it now
Time left: 17d 45m
2014 Gretsch Chet Atkins G6121-1959 Electric Guitar Western Maple Duo Jet 6121

Current price: $1949.99
buy it now
Time left: 26d 7h 7m
Gretsch G6129T-1962 Champagne Sparkle Jet FSR Limited Duo Jet 1962 Demo

Current price: $1999.99
buy it now
Time left: 5d 1h 58m
GRETSCH GUITARS 1960's style BROWN GOLD WOVEN GUITAR STRAP G BRAND 6120

Current price: $25.75
buy it now
Time left: 7d 19h 44m
1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Orange 6120 Bigsby

Current price: $2195.00
buy it now
Time left: 24d 21h 53m
See more results on eBay here


UK ebay listings

Gretsch Tennesse Rose Chet Atkins Signature 6119-1962HT

Current price: £1300.00
buy it now
Time left: 22d 20h 1m
1959 Gretsch 6186 Clipper With Hard Case

Current price: £655.86
buy it now
Time left: 17d 45m
Gretsch 1965 Sunburst Anniversary Model Body & Neck

Current price: £493.82
buy it now
Time left: 12d 4h 40m
1966 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Made In USA Guitar w Hard Shell Case

Current price: £2650.00
buy it now
Time left: 23d 20h 9m
GRETSCH DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY c 1967 usa

Current price: £2500.00
buy it now
Time left: 22d 13h 25m
Superb Pre Owned Gretsch G6120 1959 LTV Chet Atkins

Current price: £2199.00
buy it now
Time left: 24d 16h 42m
1959 Gretsch Single Anniversary 6125 Vintage Guitar Smoke Green FilterTron w/ohc

Current price: £1929.00
buy it now
Time left: 10d 11h 56m
**1964 GRETSCH DOUBLE-CUTAWAY NASHVILLE GUITAR** w/ a KKL Hardcase

Current price: £1157.40
buy it now
Time left: 3d 20h 50m
Gretsch G6129 - 1962 Electric guitar - Silver Sparkle Jet - Bigsby - OHSC

Current price: £1495.00
buy it now
Time left: 23d 20h 14m
1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Orange 6120 Bigsby

Current price: £1693.67
buy it now
Time left: 24d 21h 53m
Gretsch G6120-1960LH Electric Guitar Left Handed, Western Orange (PRE-OWNED)

Current price: £1695.00
buy it now
Time left: 16d 17h 35m
1967 Gretsch Custom Tennessean Model 6119 in Orange Sparkle w/Gold Bits!

Current price: £3777.01
buy it now
Time left: 18d 23h 11m
See more results on eBay here


German ebay listings

1960 Gretsch 6152 Tremolo & Reverb Combo Amp

Current price: €990.00
buy it now
Time left: 23d 11h 26m
2007 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue Custom Shop Tom Murphy aged fender gretsch

Current price: €5890.00
buy it now
Time left: 5d 18h 31m
Vintage 1963 1964 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean Walnut Guitar w/ Orig Case

Current price: €3806.16
buy it now
Time left: 16d 15h 2m
1967 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean No.3 - Redbrown - Bigsby - HiLo Trons

Current price: €3040.00
buy it now
Time left: 29d 15h 48m
Gretsch G6120-1960LH Electric Guitar Left Handed, Western Orange (PRE-OWNED)

Current price: €1957.95
buy it now
Time left: 16d 17h 35m
Gretsch 6120-1960 Western Orange, 1998

Current price: €2390.00
buy it now
Time left: 8d 20h 4m
See more results on eBay here

There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Anthony Comment left 11th May 2013 07:07:46
I need help. I have a vintage gretsch that's got to be around a 1940 to lat 1950 I'm just curious what kind it is what year and what it's worth. I don't know how to post pics so if you want to email me i would definitely appreciate it. Thanks guys.

Comment on this article

All comments are moderated. Name and email details are required.

Name
Email address
Your comments

Anti-spam question - to catch web robots

How many legs does a cat have?