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Gretsch Electric Guitar and Bass List

Instruments manufactured by the Gretsch Guitar Corporation

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John Lennonís Gretsch Guitar To Be Auctioned
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Any Idea What Gretsch Archtop This Is?
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Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
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What do i have? Beside a back pack gretch HELP
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Can you help me identify this Gretsch solidbody?
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Vintage Gretsch guitars
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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.



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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.
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.


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1962 Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Guitar w/ Gretsch Candy & Hard Case

Current price: $995.00
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Vintage 1971 Gretsch Viking Hollow Body Electric Guitar Plays & Sounds Amazing

Current price: $1695.00

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Vintage 6028 Gretsch Dorado Classical Nylon String Guitar with Case 1971 Japan

Current price: $99.99
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ESS & ESS GRETSCH GUITAR CASE, EARLY 1960'S, BROOKLYN, N.Y. CLEAN

Current price: $139.00
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Gretsch Electric Guitar Body - 1970's Super Axe Body Super Chet Maple

Current price: $55.29
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VINTAGE GRETSCH KNOBS 1965 FR GRETSCH TENNESSEAN NASHVILLE 6120

Current price: $49.95
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original 1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins COUNTRY GENTLEMAN all original!!!

Current price: $2790.00
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GRETSCH COUNTRY GENTLEMAN 1966 USA EZ PROJECT GEORGE HARRISON BEATLES

Current price: $202.50
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Vintage 1967 Gretsch Clipper Hollow Body Electric Guitar Sounds Amazing

Current price: $1195.00
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VINTAGE GRETSCH GOLD BIGSBY 1965 NASHVILLE 6120 COUNTRY GENTLEMAN WHITE FALCON

Current price: $99.95
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1963 Gretsch Country Gentleman Vintage W Ohsc

Current price: $6499.00
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GRETSCH ANNIVERSARY G7560 SUPER CLEAN !!! (1973)

Current price: $1499.00
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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1960s Gretsch 6 string guitar tailpiece excellent condition

Current price: £97.63
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1962 Gretsch Clipper 6186 Archtop Electric Guitar w/ Gretsch Candy & Hard Case

Current price: £647.66
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Time left: 6d 19h 35m
1964 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS 6120 HOLLOWBODY GUITAR WITH ORIGINAL CASE

Current price: £1887.65
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Vintage 1967 Gretsch Clipper Hollow Body Electric Guitar Sounds Amazing

Current price: £777.84
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Gretsch G6121-1959 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar (Pre-Owned)

Current price: £1745.00
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VINTAGE 1964 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN MODEL 6122 - WALNUT FINISH

Current price: £2473.47
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1969 GRETSCH CORVETTE -- made in USA

Current price: £850.00
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2005 GRETSCH G6119-1962HT TENNESSEE ROSE GUITAR 6119 1962 HT HILO TRON WITH CASE

Current price: £1298.57
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1950's Vintage Rocking Bar Bridge Gretsch? Fit on Gibson Rosewood Base 1960's

Current price: £74.86
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1960's Vintage Bigsby Tremolo Tailpiece Wiith Spring B3 Gibson ES Guild Gretsch

Current price: £220.66
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1960's Vintage Bigsby Tremolo Tailpiece Wiith Spring B3 Gibson ES Guild Gretsch

Current price: £175.10
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rare orig 1969 GRETSCH letter, envelope, Guitarama program, invitation + tickets

Current price: £123.67
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German ebay listings

Gretsch G6121-1959 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar (Pre-Owned)

Current price: €2394.57
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1967 Gretsch 6071 Semi Bass - Red Mahogany

Current price: €2705.00
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Gretsch Anneversary Model 6124 Baujahr 1959

Current price: €3888.88
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1961 Gretsch 6050 New Yorker Archtop Guitar - Sunburst

Current price: €1275.00
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1960 GRETSCH 6117 DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY VINTAGE ARCHTOP ELECTRIC GUITAR (NOT 6118)

Current price: €1777.06
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1967 Gretsch Viking - Sunburst

Current price: €3035.00
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There are 1 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Anthony Comment left 11th May 2013 06:06:46
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.

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