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

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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 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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US ebay listings

1960 Gretsch Clipper

Current price: $699.00
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Time left: 2d 12h 44m
HARD ROCK LV .999 Fine Silver 1959 GRETSCH 6120 GUITAR

Current price: $14.51
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1950s Gretsch Cowboy Vintage Guitar Case 6120 1960s USA Made Vintage Gretsch

Current price: $1250.00
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Time left: 6d 19h 7m
Vintage 1965 Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar

Current price: $2300.00
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Rare!! Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville Model Hollow Body 1969 Guitar

Current price: $1818.00
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Time left: 8d 7h 26m
1960's Gretsch "Supertron" P/U's, Original issue set of 2, ex. cond., RARE items

Current price: $299.00
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Time left: 19h 5m
1967 Gretsch RALLY Neck and Body HUSK Only Bamboo Yellow/Copper Mist 6105

Current price: $839.99
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Time left: 25d 11h 9m
Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962T-TV Country Gentleman Limited Custom White NEW NO RES

Current price: $635.00
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original 1971 Gretsch ROC JET BLACK!!!

Current price: $1690.00
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Gretsch (Valco) 6161 tube guitar amplifier 1960( clean circuit)awsome tremolo

Current price: $899.00
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1961 Gretsch 6149 Reverbation Amplifier

Current price: $599.95
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Time left: 16d 16h 54m
GRETSCH G6121-1959 CHET ATKINS SOLID BODY GUITAR W/HARDSHELL CASE (2005)

Current price: $1499.99
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Time left: 11d 10h 19m
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UK ebay listings

1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody PROJECT Body & Neck

Current price: £635.92
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Time left: 18d 15h 42m
HARD ROCK LV .999 Fine Silver 1959 GRETSCH 6120 GUITAR

Current price: £9.23
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Time left: 11h 24m
ONE BASS SIDE TUNER vintage 1960's Grover No. 98 for Martin + Gretsch tuners

Current price: £11.44
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Time left: 29d 17h 18m
Vintage 1967 Gretsch Tennessean with case EXCELLENT!!!

Current price: £1335.45
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Time left: 26d 20h 26m
GRETSCH G6120 - 1960

Current price: £1599.00
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Time left: 23d 7h 4m
Gretsch Streamliner 6103 (1972) - Cherry Red

Current price: £600.00
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Time left: 1d 13h 59m
1963-64 Gretsch Country Gentleman

Current price: £1430.84
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Time left: 26d 18h 52m
GRETSCH GUITARS 1960's style BROWN GOLD WOVEN GUITAR STRAP G BRAND 6120

Current price: £18.41
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Time left: 7d 16h 22m
Genuine Gretsch Pickguard G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins RH 0075793000 007-5793-000

Current price: £38.15
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Time left: 4d 11h 50m
1959 GRETSCH 6119 TENNESSEAN MINT TAGS CASE

Current price: £3995.00
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Time left: 22d 8h 7m
GRETSCH 6120-1960 NASHVILLE GUITAR

Current price: £1390.00
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Time left: 1d 18h 2m
1965 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman

Current price: £2238.47
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Time left: 1d 21h 45m
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German ebay listings

1964 Gretsch 6125 Anniversary - 2-tone

Current price: €1595.00
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Time left: 7d 9h 16m
Gretsch G6120-1959LTV

Current price: €2900.00
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Time left: 17d 4h 36m
Gretsch Nashville 6120, Chet Atkins, Baujahr 1967, Made in USA

Current price: €2450.00
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Time left: 1d 8h 57m
Gretsch Viking 1967

Current price: €2250.00
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Time left: 23d 12h 50m
1967 GRETSCH DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY ARCHTOP HOLLOWBODY VINTAGE

Current price: €1750.00
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Time left: 26d 14h 27m
Gretsch Chet Atkins G6122-1959 Hall Of Fame, Electric Guitar, Orange (Pre-Owned)

Current price: €2891.39
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Time left: 26d 6h 5m
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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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