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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 Professional G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose HT Electric Guitar

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Gretsch 6118 DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY Vintage 1965 w/Hard Case Worldwide Shipping!!!

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KENT ARMSTRONG RORY GALLAGHER GRETSCH CORVETTE 1963 P90 CREAM PICKUP ALNICO-5

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KENT ARMSTRONG RORY GALLAGHER GRETSCH CORVETTE 1963 P90 CREAM PICKUP ALNICO 3

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KENT ARMSTRONG RORY GALLAGHER GRETSCH CORVETTE 1963 P90 BLACK PICKUP ALNICO 3

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Gretsch Professional G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose HT Electric Guitar

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GRETSCH 2000 G6128T-1962 1962 Duo Jet Filter'Tron Electric Guitar w/GigBag

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RARE 1966 Gretsch SILVER DUKE Corvette factory WHITE SPARKLE FINISH!!!

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1966 Gretsch Corvette

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1962 - 1963 Gretsch 6110 Corvette Twist.

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Vintage & Rare 1962 Gretsch Corvette Twist, Original Tremolo Model, Super Clean!

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Gretsch 1966 Red Burst Corvette Body & Neck

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Vtg 1965 Gretsch Double Anniversary Guitar Gibson Pat 2737842 Humbucker Pickups

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2004 Gretsch 6120-1960 Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Exc. Condition

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1967 GRETSCH COUNTRY GENTLEMAN VINTAGE HOLLOW BODY GUITAR HARDSHELL INCLUDED

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1967 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean - Walnut Vintage Electric Guitar

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Gretsch Masterbuilt G6128CS*Duo Jet*1959*Goldtop*USA*Stephen Stern*Custom Shop*

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Gretsch Electromatic 6161 Amp - Vintage 1960

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Gretsch G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody Electric Guitar; with OHSC

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

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Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville – 1966 guitar

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1967 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman

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1967 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean No.4 - Redbrown - Bigsby - HiLo Trons

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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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