Gretsch Electric Guitar and Bass List

Instruments manufactured by the Gretsch Guitar Corporation

Vintage Gretsch guitars

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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 and Duane Eddy. By 1964, demand was far exceeding supply: the use of Gretsch guitars by Beatle George Harrison, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, (and later Mike Nesmith of the Monkees) placed the brand center-stage in the rapidly expanding guitar market of mid-sixties America. But it will always be the name of country artist Chet Atkins, that is most associated with Gretsch, appearing as it does on the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman, Chet Atkins Nashville and Chet Atkins Tennessean guitars.

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.

Gretsch hollow body guitars

7609 Gretsch Broadcaster 6192 / 6193 Gretsch Country Club
6122 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
6120 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body / Nashville
6119 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean
1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean
6186 Gretsch Clipper
6117 / 6118 Gretsch Double Anniversary
6124 / 6125 Gretsch Single Anniversary
6199 Gretsch Sal Salvador
6186 6104 / 6105 Gretsch Rally
7690 Gretsch Super Chet
6187 / 6188 / 6189 Gretsch Viking
6136 / 6137 Gretsch White Falcon / Stereo

Gretsch solid-body guitars

6126 Gretsch Astro Jet
6121 Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body
7628 Gretsch Committee
6132 / 6134 / 6135 Gretsch Corvette
6128 Gretsch Duo Jet
6131 Gretsch Jet Fire Bird
7680 Gretsch Super Axe
7685 Gretsch Atkins Axe
7611 Gretsch Roc Jet
7620 Gretsch Country Roc
7625 Gretsch TK 300

Gretsch acoustic guitars

6014 Gretsch Corsair
6038 / 6039 / 6040 / 6041 Gretsch Eldorado
6003 Gretsch Folk
6000 Gretsch Golden Classic
6050 Gretsch New Yorker
6005 Gretsch Ozark
6022 Gretsch Rancher
6001 Gretsch Silver Classic
6010 Gretsch Sun Valley

Gretsch catalogs

Latest Gretsch Updates

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.
1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.
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 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 catalog'That Great Gretsch sound' - full scan of all 36 pages. Features all guitars, basses, acoustics and amplifiers produced by Gretsch at that time. Electric guitars: White Falcon, Viking, Country Gentleman, Nashville, Tennessean, Double Anniversary, Single Anniversary, Jet Fire Bird, Duo Jet, Corvette, Clipper, Rally Acoustics: Rancher, Folk, Sun Valley, Silver Classic, Eldorado, New Yorker Basses: 6071, 6073 Amplifiers: Fury, Chet Atkins, Dual Playboy, Tornado, Nashville, Rogue, Super Bass, Pro Bass, Dual Twin, Compact, Pre Amp Reverb, Deluxe Reverb.
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Gretsch guitars for sale

Vintage Original Circa 1979 Gretsch Committee Electric Bass Guitar W / Soft Case

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1195

Vintage original circa 1979 Gretsch Committee bass. Plays and sounds great. Nice and clean example with a good neck and superb playability. Has a killer Gretsch pickup which has a really warm and percussive sound. A real nice vintage bass made in the USA for a good price. Comes with original soft case. Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $75 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $300 International, $350 to Australia. Pay Pal Accepted. International Buyers – Please Note: Import ... more

1954 Gretsch 6129 Silver Jet carcass

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, 94085, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1260

see above. no case- will be sent in box within box... more

Gretsch Single Anniversary 1961

BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, 89005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2150

Gretsch Single Anniversary 1961 A beautiful guitar made in 1961 by Gretsch. Shipping Depending on the item, we usually ship via USPS Priority Mail, or UPS. On large items, we arrange for shipping from reputable shipping companies and will often get competitive bids to make sure you get the lowest shipping rates. We ship every business day. Our guitars are shipped in one, sometimes two days, depending on the time of day the order is received. Payment We accept PayPal and Major Credit Cards. ... more

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Aged White Falcon Guitar W / Hardshell

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11209, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3799

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Aged White Falcon Guitar W / Hardshell SKU: SS2667 MSRP: $4999 00 Brand: GRETSCH Condition: New Body Type: Hollow String Configuration: 6 String Dexterity: Right-Handed Body Color: Aged White Country of Manufacture: Japan Model: G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Series: Artist Signature Edition MPN: 2400105841 Type: Hollow Hand: Right UPC: 717669174804 STREET SOUNDS THE LARGEST AUTHORIZED GRETSCH DEALER IS PROUD TO OFFER THIS: BRAND NEW: G6136-1958 STEPHEN STILLS WHITE ... more

1958 Gretsch Anniversary Edition Model:6125 Two Tone Smoke Green Guitar w / Case

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, 27909, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

You are viewing a 1958 Vintage Gretsch Model: 6125 Smoke Green Two Tone Hollow Body Guitar. Serial: 28396. w / Hard Vintage Case The Gretsch is in Great Vintage Condition. The Nut has been replaced and the Pick Up Selector knob is missing but the threads are fine and it functions just as it should without the knob There are signs of use. Please see ALL pictures, they are part of the item description. ALL items to be shipped are pictured. We welcome ALL questions and or concerns about our item ... more

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Signature White Falcon Aged White, 2003. 100%

DANVILLE, KENTUCKY, 40422, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2750

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Signature White Falcon Aged White, 2003. 100%. Condition is Used Excellent GRETSCH 6136-1958 WHITE FALCON STEPHEN STILLS ELECTRIC GUITAR (2003)Serial number JT03032022Excellent condition. Aged white finish, with distinctive gold glitter binding on top andback. Single cutaway body with gold hardware, including two Filter'tron pickups, Bigsby tremolo tailpiece, t-o-m style bridge, and Grover Imperial tuners. Ebonyfingerboard has “thumbprint” position markers, ... more

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Signature White Falcon with Bigsby Aged White

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, 07470, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2895

Gretsch G6136-1958 Stephen Stills Signature White Falcon with Bigsby Aged White. This guitar has been gently owned and played. It's virtually brand new.... more

Vintage 1956 Gretsch Silver-Jet 6129 guitar, excellent, with Gretsch twin amp!

PUTNEY, VERMONT, 05346, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12200

Vintage 1956 Gretsch Silver Jet Model 6129 guitar, all original, excellent, with included Gretsch Model 6161 twin amp, and more! Please see additional pics at this photobucket link:https: / / beta photobucket com / u / bahijadances / a / 569e37bd-33a6-4f95-9001-024de860b0ba In 1955, a creative craftsman at Gretsch had the brilliant idea to combine the sparkle finish of their celebrated drum kits with their new chambered solidbody guitar. The famous Model 6129 SilverJet was born. And the one you... more

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Anthony Comment left 11th May 2013 07:07:46 reply
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.
Edh Stanley Comment left 18th May 2017 04:04:47 reply
Hello, If you know the serial number, I can find the date for you. It should be found inside the guitar, viewable through an F hole. Let me know. Cheers, Edh

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