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

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Any Idea What Gretsch Archtop This Is?
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Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
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23/08/2013 14:59

What do i have? Beside a back pack gretch HELP
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11/12/2012 16:59

Can you help me identify this Gretsch solidbody?
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29/11/2012 23:22

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

1968 Gretsch electric guitar and amplifier catalogue1968 Gretsch electric guitar and amplifier catalogue
1979 Gretsch guitar and bass catalogue1979 Gretsch guitar and bass catalogue

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US ebay listings

GRETSCH G6121-1959 CHET ATKINS SOLID BODY GUITAR JT11104070

Current price: $1649.99
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1960 Gretsch 6117 Vintage Double Anniversary Hollow body Guitar W/hd shell case

Current price: $1500.00
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Vintage 1966 Gretsch Clipper Hollow Body Electric Guitar in Sunburst Finish

Current price: $799.00
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GRETSCH VINTAGE 1967 MONKEES ROCK N' ROLL CLASSIC GUITAR OHSC 6123 BIGSBY SWEET!

Current price: $1997.03

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vintage 1969 6003 Folk gretsch acoustic guitar Project Repair Plays W/case

Current price: $400.00
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1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar OHSC

Current price: $2000.00
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Rare 1970's GMS Gretsch Nashville Pro Steel pedal steel guitar amp amplifier

Current price: $449.00
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VINTAGE 1960 GRETSCH 6186 CLIPPER ELECTRIC GUITAR

Current price: $227.50
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Vintage GRETSCH DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY-1962-Guild Case-2 Tone Green-1960's Rare

Current price: $1899.00
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1972 USA GRETSCH CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN EL GUITAR W/ OHC

Current price: $1799.99
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1967 Vintage Gretsch 6123 Monkees Rock N Roll Model Red

Current price: $2752.69
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Gretsch Guitar Strap. Leather. Vintage. 1950s/1960s.

Current price: $95.00
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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1962 Gretsch Hilo tron Guitar pickup ring for Bridge or neck silver

Current price: £18.71
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Gretsch Guitar Catalogue 1967

Current price: £20.00
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Gretsch G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

Current price: £1650.00
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Vintage 1966 Gretsch Clipper Hollow Body Electric Guitar in Sunburst Finish

Current price: £498.36
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Time left: 27d 13h 11m
Rare 1970's GMS Gretsch Nashville Pro Steel pedal steel guitar amp amplifier

Current price: £280.06
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Vintage Gretsch early 1960's Tuners from a Clipper, model 6187 guitar

Current price: £49.87
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1960's NOS GRETSCH GUITAR EBONY FINGERBOARD

Current price: £15.59
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Vintage Gretsch Truss Rod Cover with Original Screws, early 1960's

Current price: £18.68
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Vintage 1960s Gretsch Bass guitar tailpiece Nickle

Current price: £49.89
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Grover Vintage tuner from1967- 6125 Gretsch Anniversary Model, (E,A,D side)

Current price: £5.00
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Gretsch 6144 Reverb Unit 1962

Current price: £421.02
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1960'S GRETSCH CHET ATKINS TENNESSEAN HEADSTOCK METAL NAMEPLATE

Current price: £77.96
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German ebay listings

Gretsch Name plate headstock vintage 1964 Anniversary RARE chrome part USA 1960s

Current price: €60.00
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Gretsch 6122 - 1962 Country Classic inc Case

Current price: €2280.31
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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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Time left: 22d 14h 32m
1962 GRETSCH TENNESSEAN CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €444.00
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Time left: 27d 2h 57m
1967 Gretsch 6105 Rally - Bamboo Yellow/Copper Mist

Current price: €2550.00
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Time left: 25d 19h 40m
1962 Gretsch 6124 Anniversary - Sunburst

Current price: €2500.00
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Time left: 1d 3h 47m
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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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