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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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FINE GRETSCH 1960 MODEL 6125 GREEN HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR 1 OWNER

Current price: $2000.00
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1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean Model 6119 Electric Guitar Walnut OHSC

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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

Current price: $1994.95
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Gretsch Professional G6122-1959 RH Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

Current price: $1900.00

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Gretsch 1967 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

Current price: $1895.00
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1966 Gretsch Tenneseean Thinline Electric, clean, very nice, w/ Hard case...RARE

Current price: $1895.00
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1967 Gretsch Corvette 6135 7623 Red to black Burst double p.u. rare

Current price: $1889.00
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Gretsch G6120DC 1962 Reissue Electric Guitar - Rare!!!

Current price: $1850.00
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GRETSCH G6119-1962HT TENNESSEE ROSE GUITAR With Original Hard Case

Current price: $1850.00
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1973 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville "semi hollow" Electric Guitar

Current price: $1850.00
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Gretsch Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar - New

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UK ebay listings

Gretsch 6122-1959 Nashville Classic

Current price: £1999.00
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Gretsch G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Hollowbody (160)

Current price: £1966.84
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Gretsch G6122 1962 Country Classic Electric Guitar, Walnut Stain (Pre-Owned)

Current price: £1845.00
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman guitar from 1976 in very nice condition

Current price: £1800.00
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Gretsch Professional G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

Current price: £1755.52
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1974 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 7670 Electric Guitar Walnut W/OHSC

Current price: £1752.28
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1967 Gretsch 6117 CUSTOM CAT'S-EYE hollowbody electric guitar RARE Hi-Lo'Tron

Current price: £1689.86
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Gretsch 1966 Chet Atkins Tennessean - Low Action & Plays Like A Dream - Lovely

Current price: £1675.00
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Gretsch G6122-1962 Country Gentleman (620)

Current price: £1658.00
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1964 Gretsch 6117 "Cats Eye" Model Rare Double Anniversary Electric Guitar 6118

Current price: £1658.00
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1964 Gretsch Double Anniversary Smoke Green Vintage

Current price: £1625.49
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1966 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville Vintage Electric Guitar w/Case

Current price: £1625.48
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German ebay listings

Gretsch Bigsby vintage (1960s)

Current price: €175.00
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Original Gretsch Double Anniversary Bj. 1967 U.S.A

Current price: €1750.00
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Original Vintage 1966 Gretsch USA Double Anniversary in Topzustand!!

Current price: €1899.00
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Gretsch space control bridge 1960's

Current price: €170.00
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1969 GRETSCH CORVETTE - made in USA

Current price: €1050.00
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Gretsch pick guard 6120 Nashville vintage 1960s

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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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