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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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GRETSCH G6122-1962 CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN

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Vintage 1960 Gretsch Double Anniversary Guitar Model 6118 Two-Tone Green w/OHSC!

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Gretsch G6131T-1965TVP Power Jet Firebird FSR Duo Jet - MINT

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Gretsch 6122-1959 Nasville Classic (Country Gentleman)

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Used 2007 Gretsch G6122-1962 Country Gentleman Guitar With Case

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1964 Gretsch Country Gentleman Model 6122 Walnut HARRISON COLLECTOR GRADE

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GRETSCH G6128T-1962 VINTAGE WHITE LACQUER LMT DUO JET GUITAR

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1962 Gretsch Country Club

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Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet Double Cutaway/ 1996 mfg Date

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GRETSCH G6122-1962LH LEFTY CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN GUITAR

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Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar Beatles Harrison Spec

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1959 Gretsch Clipper hollow body electric guitar with hardshell case

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UK ebay listings

New Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar Harrison Spec

Current price: £1490.79
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Vintage 1960 Gretsch Double Anniversary Guitar Model 6118 Two-Tone Green w/OHSC!

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1963 Gretsch Corvette electric guitar vintage mahogany american USA

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1962 Gretsch 6160 Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen Vintage Guitar Amp Valco Supro

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Vintage 1963 Gretsch Astro-Jet Model 6126 Electric Guitar Astrojet 1960's Red

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1959 Gretsch Double Anniversary Hard Case Gray w/Brown

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GRETSCH G6122 1959 NASHVILLE CLASSIC SUNBURST. ONLY 9 EVER MADE COLLECTORS DREAM

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Gretsch Electric Guitar Body - 1970's Super Axe Body Super Chet Maple

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1967 Gretsch Corvette 6135 7623 Red to black Burst double p.u. rare

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VINTAGE! 1965 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary Hollow Body Electric in Sunburst!

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6 x Wilkinson WJ28N 19:1 RATIO tuners for Gretsch Electromatic ®*, acoustic etc

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Gretsch Double Anniversary Vintage 1964 WOHSC

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German ebay listings

1964 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville DC No3 - Burgundy Custom - RARE !!!

Current price: €5200.00
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1966 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville DC - Gretsch Orange - Near Mint!!!

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1964 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - Walnut - RARE !!! EXC +++

Current price: €4725.00
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville – 1966 guitar

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1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - Walnut - EXC +

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1968 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville DC - Gretsch Orange -

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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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