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Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
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Can you help me identify this Gretsch solidbody?
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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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1967 Gretsch 6123 The Monkees Rock n Roll

Current price: $1999.00
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1967 Gretsch Anniversary 6117 Guitar

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VINTAGE 1967 GRETSCH MODEL 6071 ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR

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1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 w/case - Great player! -

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2005 GRETSCH G6119-1962HT TENNESSEE ROSE GUITAR 6119 1962 HT HILO TRON WITH CASE

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Gretsch Guitars G6119-1962FT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar MINT!

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Vintage 1960 Gretsch 6125 Anniversary Model, Two tone Lime Green, All Original

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Free Shipping!! Gretsch G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose 2010 Guitar β

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2010 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128T 1959 Reissue Electric Guitar '59 RI Jet Black OHSC

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【USED】GRETSCH / #6186 CLIPPER 1960 Guitar Free Shipping! δ

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Gretsch G6119-1962FT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose 2013

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GRETSCH G6119-1962HT TENNESSEE ROSE GUITAR With Original Hard Case

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UK ebay listings

Gretsch G6122-1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Guitar Walnut Stain (Pre-Owned)

Current price: £1995.00
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1964 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS 6120 HOLLOWBODY GUITAR WITH ORIGINAL CASE

Current price: £1938.76
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Gretsch G6136TBK 1959 Style Black Falcon gorgeous classic, visually arresting

Current price: £1858.54
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Vintage 1974 Gretsch Model 7660 Chet Atkins Nashville Electric Guitar CLEAN OHSC

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Vintage 1970 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 6119 Hollow Body Electric Guitar

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Gretsch G6120DSW Chet Atkins G Brand with real 1959 60's parts Bigsby 6120

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Gretsch 6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Professional Collection

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Gretsch G6121-1959 Chet Atkins Solid Body Electric Guitar (Pre-Owned)

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1966 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS 6122 COUNTRY GENTLEMAN HOLLOWBODY GUITAR

Current price: £1738.19
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1967 Gretsch 6117 CUSTOM CAT'S-EYE hollowbody electric guitar RARE Hi-Lo'Tron

Current price: £1737.53
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L@@K GRETSCH 1959 NASHVILLE CLASSIC(COUNTRY GENT) OHSC MIJ TRADE SWAP P/X L@@K

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♚EXCEPTIONAL!♚'05 GRETSCH G-6122 Country Classic 1962 Reissue ♚BEATLES!♚ AMAZING

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German ebay listings

Gretsch Tennessean Chet Atkins 6119 , Bj.1971

Current price: €1890.00
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1960 GRETSCH 6117 DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY VINTAGE ARCHTOP ELECTRIC GUITAR (NOT 6118)

Current price: €1658.99
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1959 Gretsch 6161 Amplifier

Current price: €1290.00
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1962 Gretsch G6156 Playboy 15 Watts Tube Amplifier

Current price: €1275.00
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1961 Gretsch 6050 New Yorker Archtop Guitar - Sunburst

Current price: €1275.00
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1968 GRETSCH TENNESSEAN / MONKEES 6073 BASS CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €550.00
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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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