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

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Any Idea What Gretsch Archtop This Is?
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Gretsch 1959 6120 .. wanted!
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What do i have? Beside a back pack gretch HELP
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11/12/2012 16:59

Can you help me identify this Gretsch solidbody?
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29/11/2012 23:22

1971 6122 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
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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 precidency 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 Gretsch was bought out by Baldwin, who had bought the British guitar company Burns a couple years earlier. Burns parts were shipped from the UK, and assembled in Booneville, Arkansas. In 1970, Gretsch production was moved to the same plant, 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 semi-acoustic guitars

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville
Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean
Gretsch White Falcon

Gretsch solid-body guitars

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Gretsch bass guitars

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6071 Gretsch bass
6072 Gretsch bass
6073 Gretsch bass

Gretsch resources

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Gretsch advertising, 1950s-1980s

Catalogues

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US ebay listings

Old Vintage 1961 Gretsch Corvette Model 6134

Current price: $775.00
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1960 Gretsch 6117 Vintage Double Anniversary Hollow body Guitar W/hd shell case

Current price: $1250.00
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1961 Gretsch Country Club with Original Case and Paperwork Vintage Guitar

Current price: $4099.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S GRETSCH CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTLEMAN GUITAR CASE GREY AND BLACK

Current price: $133.50
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vintage 1969 6003 Folk gretsch acoustic guitar Project Repair Plays W/case

Current price: $400.00
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1962 Gretsch Sparkle Jet 6129 (Burgundy) - Near mint - RARE

Current price: $6350.00
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GRETSCH G6121-1959 CHET ATKINS SOLID BODY GUITAR JT11104070

Current price: $1649.99
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Gretsch (Valco) 6161 tube guitar amplifier 1960( clean circuit)awsome tremolo

Current price: $899.00
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Gretsch G6120-1959 Chet Atkins Hollow Body Electric Guitar - Orange w/ OHSC

Current price: $1829.99
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1965 Gretsch Corvette With Burns Whammy Bar and Vintage Omni Hardcase

Current price: $679.99
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1967 Goya Rangemaster 105R Hollow Body Hagatrom Gretsch Airline

Current price: $1200.00
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Gretsch Double Anniversary - Tobacco Sunburst (1972)

Current price: $1399.99
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UK ebay listings

vintage 1960s Gretsch strip tuners,

Current price: £24.34
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Gretsch Guitar Catalogue 1967 (Chet Atkins, George Harrison, Amps)

Current price: £20.00
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Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman, vintage USA 1966, excellent example with case!

Current price: £3750.00
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1960 Gretsch vintage 6124 Sunburst Single Anniversary Bigsby Guitar w/ HSC

Current price: £1029.18
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1960 Gretsch 6120 (#GRE0355)

Current price: £9046.65
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Gretsch 6122 - 1962 Country Classic inc Case

Current price: £1799.00
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1960's Gretsch Clipper Archtop Guitar Pickguard USA VINTAGE!

Current price: £43.06
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1967 Gretsch Country Club 6192 Electric Guitar

Current price: £873.77
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guitar ferrules 1960's -hex top, Danelectro, Silvertone, Harmony, Guild, Gretsch

Current price: £22.00
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Vintage GRETSCH DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY-1962-Guild Case-2 Tone Green-1960's Rare

Current price: £1185.21
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Gretsch 1966 G6135 Corvette Electric Guitar - 2nd Hand

Current price: £1199.00
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vintage 1960s Gretsch strip tuners,

Current price: £24.34
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German ebay listings

George Harrison Gretsch 1960-70 Country Gentleman Copy Japan Lawsuit vintage

Current price: €431.00
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Gretsch 6122 - 1962 Country Classic inc Case

Current price: €2283.76
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Feder,Spring f.BIGSBY B5 mod. o. A.Chrome,19/22mm, (D/L) f Gibson,Gretsch...Git.

Current price: €5.59
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Gretsch wiring harness 1960s

Current price: €150.00
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Vintage GRETSCH Chet Atkins Tennessean - Bigsby - HiLo Trons - Bj. 1966

Current price: €2295.00
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1962 GRETSCH TENNESSEAN CASE -- made in USA

Current price: €444.00
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Time left: 19d 22h 44m
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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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