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

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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 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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Vintage Bigsby spring and shims for Gibson or Gretsch guitar 1960s NOS

Current price: $9.99
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Rare Vintage c. 1960s Gretsch Hauser Model 6001 Classical PROJECT Needs Help

Current price: $32.00
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original 1971 Gretsch ROC JET BLACK!!!

Current price: $1690.00
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Gretsch 1962 Reissue Country Classic

Current price: $1600.00

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1959 Gretsch 6125 Single Anniversary Smoke-Green Electric Guitar w/Original Case

Current price: $1399.00
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Vintage Ess & Ess Aligator hardshell guitar case 1960's 17" Gibson Gretsch Guild

Current price: $99.00
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1962 Gretsch 6156 Playboy Amplifier Nice / Cover / Footswitch

Current price: $1195.00
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Gretsch Electric Guitar Body - 1970's Super Axe Body Super Chet Maple

Current price: $53.01

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1963 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary - NEAR MINT CONDITION!!!!

Current price: $1949.99
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Vintage 1971 Gretsch 7670 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman #9 1043

Current price: $1275.00
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GRETSCH G6121-1959 CHET ATKINS SOLID BODY GUITAR W/HARDSHELL CASE (2005)

Current price: $1499.99
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1961 Gretsch 6149 Reverbation Amplifier

Current price: $599.95
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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1974 Gretsch Broadkaster Semi Hollow Electric Guitar, Like Gibson 335

Current price: £1299.00
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HARD ROCK LV .999 Fine Silver 1959 GRETSCH 6120 GUITAR

Current price: £6.76
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Vintage Bigsby spring and shims for Gibson or Gretsch guitar 1960s NOS

Current price: £6.37
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1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Hollowbody PROJECT Body & Neck

Current price: £637.83
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GRETSCH GUITARS 1960's style WHITE BROWN WOVEN GUITAR STRAP G BRAND 6118 FALCON

Current price: £18.47
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1959 GRETSCH 6119 TENNESSEAN MINT TAGS CASE

Current price: £3995.00
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GRETSCH GUITARS 1960's style BROWN GOLD WOVEN GUITAR STRAP G BRAND 6120

Current price: £18.47
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GRETSCH G6120 - 1960

Current price: £1599.00
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Genuine Gretsch Pickguard G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins RH 0075793000 007-5793-000

Current price: £38.26
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1964 GRETSCH Sun Valley model 6010 Dreadnought Acoustic- Righty

Current price: £443.30
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VINTAGE 1967 GRETSCH 6120 GUITAR - JOHN LENNON

Current price: £2995.00
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Gretsch 1966 G6135 Corvette Electric Guitar - 2nd Hand

Current price: £1099.00
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German ebay listings

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Double Cutawy, Electric Hollowbody, 1963

Current price: €765.00
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Gretsch G6120-1959LTV

Current price: €1900.00
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Gretsch Nashville 6120, Chet Atkins, Baujahr 1967, Made in USA

Current price: €2450.00
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Gretsch Viking 1967

Current price: €2250.00
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Gretsch pickguard Nashville 1960s

Current price: €79.00
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Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville, 1966 Siccas Guitars Gitarrenfachgeschäft

Current price: €4400.00
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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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