Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1955 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Gretsch advertisements
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - "Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins (1955)
An early advertisement for the Chet Atkins 6120 Hollow Body guitar. This model debuted the previous year, and was built to Chet Atkins specifications. It was joined by a Solid Body version, 6121, a...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - The Sound of Superiority (1962)
This advertisement shows a broad selection of Gretsch's early 1960s guitar offering, though interestingly, by the time this advert was placed many of these guitars had been redesigned as double cut...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar (1963)
Early sixties Gretsch adverts were often for Gretsch features in general: in this case the back pad that appeared in a lot of Gretsch guitars that offered extra comfort for the player, and protecte...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Don't mess up the mix (1963)
A simple feature on many Gretsch guitars, but often ignored by other manufacturers was a simple on/off switch for a guitar - allowing the guitarist to carefully set volumes and leave them in posit...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in... (1963)
An early 1960s advertisement for three new Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar models, all designed with input from Chet Atkins: the Country Gentleman, Hollow body and Tennessean. These guitars were hugely ...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You'll Play a Gretch Too! (1964)
Gretsch advertisement for the Chet Atkins series of hollow body guitars: Country Gentleman, Hollow Body and Tennessean. The advert, as was so often the case between 1963 and 1966, highlights three ...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - "Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is." (1966)
Advert for three Gretsch Chet Atkins models, the 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean, 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody (after 1967, known as the Nashville) and the 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - When you call a guitar a name it better be good (1969)
The Chet Atkins endorsed Gretsch models, The Country Gentleman, Nashville, and Tennessean
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Give Your Sound the Professional Edge (1972)
1972 Gretsch advertisement for three Gretsch semi-acoustic electric guitars: the Country Gentleman, Nashville and Tennesean
When you're serious about your Sound,you treat it right. And yo...