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Gretsch Electric Guitar and Bass List
Instruments manufactured by the Gretsch Guitar Corporation

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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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1971 6122 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
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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 precidency 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 Gretsch was bought out by Baldwin, who had bought the British guitar company Burns a couple years earlier. Burns parts were shipped from the UK, and assembled in Booneville, Arkansas. In 1970, Gretsch production was moved to the same plant, 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.

Gretsch semi-acoustic guitars

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville
Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean
Gretsch White Falcon

Gretsch solid-body guitars

7628 Gretsch Committee

Gretsch bass guitars

6070 Gretsch bass
6071 Gretsch bass
6072 Gretsch bass
6073 Gretsch bass

Gretsch resources

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Gretsch advertising, 1950s-1980s

Catalogues

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US ebay listings

Gretsch Vintage Knobs from Model #6187 Clipper, early 1960's

Current price: $39.95
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Gretsch VINTAGE 1960,s bridge

Current price: $10.50
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GENUINE GRETSCH BIGSBY 7/8" TAILPIECE SPRING ~ STAINLESS

Current price: $6.39
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Gretsch (Valco) 6161 tube guitar amplifier 1960( clean circuit)awsome tremolo

Current price: $899.00
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Gretsch Logo Vintage Pickguard from Clipper model #6187, early 1960's

Current price: $99.95
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Vintage 1965 Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar

Current price: $3100.00
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vintage 1960s Gretsch strip tuners,

Current price: $39.00
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1964 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar

Current price: $3000.00
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vintage 1960s Gretsch strip tuners,

Current price: $39.00
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1967 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS TENNESSEAN, BEAUTIFUL ELECTRIC GUITAR! ORIGINAL CASE!

Current price: $881.00
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1960's Vintage Gretsch Rouge Guitar Amplifier

Current price: $450.00
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Gretsch G6120-1959 Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar - Orange w/ OHSC

Current price: $1829.99
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Time left: 15d 10h 52m
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UK ebay listings

Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

Current price: £1650.00
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Gretsch Guitar Catalogue 1967

Current price: £20.00
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1960's Gretsch Truss Rod Cover Anniversary Chet Atkins VINTAGE!

Current price: £42.77
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Gretsch Logo Vintage Pickguard from Clipper model #6187, early 1960's

Current price: £61.96
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Time left: 29d 11h 17m
Gretsch Vintage Knobs from Model #6187 Clipper, early 1960's

Current price: £24.77
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1965 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman

Current price: £2182.13
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1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody PROJECT Body & Neck

Current price: £619.92
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Gretsch 1966 G6135 Corvette Electric Guitar - 2nd Hand

Current price: £1199.00
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1960's NOS GRETSCH GUITAR EBONY FINGERBOARD

Current price: £15.49
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1960'S GRETSCH CHET ATKINS TENNESSEAN HEADSTOCK METAL NAMEPLATE

Current price: £77.48
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USED 1961 GRETSCH 6125 SINGLE ANNIVERSARY 2-TONE GREEN IN CASE

Current price: £1250.00
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Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman, vintage USA 1966, excellent example with case!

Current price: £3750.00
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German ebay listings

Gretsch waverly tuners vintage late '50s - '60s seamed rare 1960 original

Current price: €87.00
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Gretsch 6122 - 1962 Country Classic inc Case

Current price: €2270.62
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1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville - Gretsch Orange - EXC +++

Current price: €13005.00
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Feder,Spring f.BIGSBY B5 mod. o. A.Chrome,19/22mm, (D/L) f Gibson,Gretsch...Git.

Current price: €5.59
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1967 Gretsch 6105 Rally - Bamboo Yellow/Copper Mist

Current price: €2550.00
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Time left: 28d 20h 36m
Vintage GRETSCH Chet Atkins Tennessean - Bigsby - HiLo Trons - Bj. 1966

Current price: €2295.00
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Time left: 2d 21h 54m
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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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