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Gretsch Electric Guitar and Bass List

Instruments manufactured by the Gretsch Guitar Corporation

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Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
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Vintage Gretsch guitars
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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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1975 Gretsch Broadkaster Hollow 7609,USA MADE,GIBSON ES-335 INSPIRED,IMMACULATE

Current price: $1400.00
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Free Shipping!! Gretsch 1962 Tennessean Guitar ő≤

Current price: $5717.00
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1970's GRETSCH Electric Guitar Case 16" Bright GREEN PLUSH

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Gretsch G6131T-1965 FSR Jet Firebird Double Cut TV Jones SuperTron Vintage Style

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GRETSCH CLIPPER 1959 SUNBURST RARE TRANSITIONAL PICKUP

Current price: $999.00
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Original 1964 Vintage Gretsch Model 6165 Variety Plus Guitar Amplifier

Current price: $1195.00
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GRETSCH G6122-1962T-TVT AW WHITE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN

Current price: $2099.99
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original early 1970's GRETSCH RED hardshell case for ROC JET

Current price: $240.00
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original 1967 Gretsch COUNTRY CLUB w/orig. hardshell case

Current price: $2190.00
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Gretsch Electric Guitar Neck Blank Nashville 6120 Walnut 1970's Vintage

Current price: $52.77
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Vintage 1965 Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar

Current price: $2600.00
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Gretsch 1964 Anniversary Model Guitar - Vintage

Current price: $1000.00

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UK ebay listings

1975 Gretsch Broadkaster Hollow 7609,USA MADE,GIBSON ES-335 INSPIRED,IMMACULATE

Current price: £920.84
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Gretsch G6131T-1965 FSR Jet Firebird Double Cut TV Jones SuperTron Vintage Style

Current price: £1577.93
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NEW GRETSCH G6119 1962FT £2200 ELSEWHERE WALNUT STAIN BEAUTY FILTERTRON PICKUPS

Current price: £1699.00
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GRETSCH G6120 - 1960

Current price: £1599.00
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GRETSCH G6122-1962T-TVT AW WHITE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN

Current price: £1381.25
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1964 Gretsch Astro Jet Electric Guitar 100% original w/ case. Made in Brooklyn!

Current price: £1479.92
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VINTAGE 1964 GRETSCH 6122 COUNTRY GENTLEMAN WALNUT W/ORIG CASE FREE US SHIPPING!

Current price: £2627.68
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VINTAGE 1960s GRETSCH GOLD ARROW VOLUME/TONE KNOBS SET OF 5 CLEAN NOT REISSUE

Current price: £49.30
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1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody PROJECT Body & Neck

Current price: £657.74
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1967 Vintage Gretsch Filtertron Pickup Set Gold for White Falcon 6120 6122 6196

Current price: £526.19
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2005 Gretsch 6119 HT 1962 Reissue Tennessee Rose Hilotron G6119

Current price: £1138.67
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1964 Gretsch Country Gentleman Gent

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German ebay listings

Gretsch space control bridge 1960's

Current price: €179.00
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VINTAGE RARE USA 1955-1965 GRETSCH tone twister Palm vibrato tremolo 1961 1960

Current price: €98.00
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Gretsch Country Classic 1962 Baujahr 2005

Current price: €998.00

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1962 Gretsch 6124 Anniversary - Sunburst

Current price: €2500.00
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1962 Gretsch 6125 Anniversary - 2-tone Smoke Green

Current price: €2805.00
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1967 Gretsch Viking - Sunburst

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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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