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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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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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