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Vintage Gretsch advertisements; 25 adverts covering a period of 24 years, from 1955 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - "Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins

"Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - 1955

Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch

The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch
Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - 1955

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - Your Favorites Play Gretsch

Your Favorites Play Gretsch
Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - 1955

Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - "My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins

"My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - 1956

Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - Chet Atkins says "Try the Guitar I Used in Recording these Best-Selling RCA Victor Albums"

Chet Atkins says "Try the Guitar I Used in Recording these Best-Selling RCA Victor Albums"
Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - 1957

Gretsch Sal Salvador - The Perfect Set-Up

The Perfect Set-Up
Gretsch Sal Salvador - 1961

Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - The Sound of Superiority

The Sound of Superiority
Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - 1962

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar

Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - Don

Don't mess up the mix
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...

Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog

Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound

The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You

Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You'll Play a Gretch Too!
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1964

Gretsch Guitars - Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch

Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins says:

Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!'
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1965

Gretsch Guitars - Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog

Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Astro Jet - Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet

Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet
Gretsch Astro Jet - 1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - "Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."

"Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1966

Gretsch Guitars - Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of Things

Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of Things
Gretsch Guitars - 1966

Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - Are You Cramping Your Syle

Are You Cramping Your Syle
Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - 1967

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - When you call a guitar a name it better be good

When you call a guitar a name it better be good
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1969

Gretsch Flat tops - Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds Like

Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds Like
Gretsch Flat tops - 1969

Gretsch Roc Jet - Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine Guitar

Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine Guitar
Gretsch Roc Jet - 1971

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Give Your Sound the Professional Edge

Give Your Sound the Professional Edge
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1972

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1979

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

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1963 Original Metal Gretsch Country Gentleman Knobs Gold

1963 Original Metal Gretsch Country Gentleman Knobs Gold

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 187**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$195

Tarnished, ,,, ,,, ,,Gold worn down . The Heavy Ones . Original set screws inside .Can be used on other models, ,,, , rare Sale Final .No Returns... more
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Original Vintage Gretsch Leather Guitar Strap from a 1963 Country Gentleman

Original Vintage Gretsch Leather Guitar Strap from a 1963 Country Gentleman

Franklin, Tennessee, 370**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$225

Well preserved 1963 Gretsch Leather Guitar Strap that accompanied my 1963 Gretsch Tennessean. Well preserved and maintained. Western buckle in great condition
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1970s Crown Thinline Japan Electric Guitar Matsumoku Lawsuit Gretsch Countryman

1970s Crown Thinline Japan Electric Guitar Matsumoku Lawsuit Gretsch Countryman

Orange, California, 928**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

Vintage late 1960s / early 1970s era Japan Made Guitar (2 pickup guitar)Crown Logo on headstockLawsuit era, in the style of Gretsch CountrymanGold hardwareMade by Matsumoku
Made in Japan comes as seenComplete and original. Bridge has mute and tailpiece includes the arm
Cherry red finish
finish is in nice shape as seen - some minor age and scratchesneck is straight and frets are good
Semi circle fret markers on side w / rosewood fretboard24 75" scale - 1-5 / 8" wide neck at nut ... more
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Gretsch Bigsby B6 / 1960s Gold Tremelo

Gretsch Bigsby B6 / 1960's Gold Tremelo

Escondido, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$575

This is a Gretsch Bigsby (B6). It first came to our family in the 60's. My brother told me he took it off of a Gretsch Viking guitar from way back then and was put on a Gibson ES 125 where it has spent most of it's life so far. It's in the very rare original gold.
The spring, although from the 60's as well, is not original. The mounting screws are not included. The felts on the back are in good shape. It has nice patina. The originals are not all that common
If you have any questions - ... more
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Vintage USA 1978 Gretsch 7628 "Committee" -PROJECT- Electric Guitar 1970s Gretch

Vintage USA 1978 Gretsch 7628 "Committee" -PROJECT- Electric Guitar 1970s Gretch

Wrentham, Massachusetts, 020**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$849

This is a vintage Gretsch 7628 Committee guitar, made in the DeQueen, Arkansas plant, circa 1978. The Committee was a bright spot in the Baldwin era - one piece maple / walnut construction with walnut body wings and a rosewood board, these guitars were well-crafted, nicely detailed, and they play like tanks. They were made from 1977-1980
This guitar is well-used and shows surface wear throughout that includes dings, nicks, scuffs and scratches. Some of this gets into the wood a little bit, ... more
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GRETSCH 2013 Hot Rod Walt ONE-OF-A-KIND Pinstripe ELECTRIC Guitar w /  HS Case WOW

GRETSCH 2013 Hot Rod Walt ONE-OF-A-KIND Pinstripe ELECTRIC Guitar w / HS Case WOW

Louisville, Kentucky, 402**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

HELLO, and WELCOME to kentuckyrebel'srock'n'rollheaven, where I've specialized in selling MUSIC MEMORABILIA for over TWENTY YEARS on eBAY (and MANY MORE YEARS in the outside world, long before the advent of online auctions)!
THANKS, too, for the interest in my music group's last CD, "LISTEN UP IT'S THE ECHOES " --free downloadable samples being AVAILABLE ONLINE at AllMusic and, of course, THE ECHOES OFFICIAL WEBSITE--and for the overwhelming response to our follow-up CD, "NOW HEAR THIS, " ... more
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Gretsch 1965 Walnut Brown 6122 Country Gentleman Thinline Hollow Body & Neck

Gretsch 1965 Walnut Brown 6122 Country Gentleman Thinline Hollow Body & Neck

Glassboro, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$900

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How many of you Gibson fans out there have always wanted to build yourselves that awesome Gibson project guitar, but didn??t want to spend the money on a Gibson guitar only to dismantle it. ... more
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Vintage 1979 Gretsch BST-1000 Electric Guitar With Gig Bag

Vintage 1979 Gretsch BST-1000 Electric Guitar With Gig Bag

Lewiston, Maine, 042**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

This guitar is in good condition for its age and plays great!!!!!! It has been fully tested and cleaned. There are definitely scratches, dings and dents on the body most of which can be see in the photos above. There is a small split in the fretboard again as you can see in the photos above however it does not and will not affect the play of the guitar. All pick ups and switches work great!!!!! The neck is straight and truss rod appears to be just fine.
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1980 Gretsch 8218 BST-1500

1980 Gretsch 8218 BST-1500

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1199

Just in is this great 1980 Gretsch 8218 BST-1500
Quick Details
Weight 7 4lbs
Nut width 1 11 / 16th inch
Depth at 1st fret 0 84 inches
Depth at 12th fret 0 88 inches
This gretsch BST-1500 is in very good shape with very little wear on the body. The factory installed Dimarzio pickups make this guitar scream
The neck and action are in great shape and the frets show no wear at all
This guitar will make its next owner very happy
Will be shipped in its original case ... more
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Gretsch 7628 Committee Guitar, 1977, Excellent Condition

Gretsch 7628 Committee Guitar, 1977, Excellent Condition

Lisbon, New York, 136**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1475

Gretsch 7628 CommitteeSerial #:12-7031December 1977
This guitar is in great condition. I can tell you about it from the point of view of a bass player. Everything works perfectly, it has good action, the frets are excellent, it's very quiet, the pickups are strong, and the body and neck are in excellent condition
I received it as a gift in 1982, but quickly decided I wanted to play bass, so it has been in its case unused (for the most part) for 40+ years. It is in the same condition as ... more
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1978 Gretsch 7628 Committee Natural

1978 Gretsch 7628 Committee Natural

Antioch, Tennessee, 370**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1600

Excellent condition Gretsch 1978 7628 Committee. Lollar Lollartron pickups. Everything else on the guitar is original. Very nice sounding pickups, and this neck through design really makes this guitar a nice heavy sounding instrument. Almost mint condition for being a 45 year old guitar, with just a few small signs of wear and play. Frets have a good amount of life left. Never gigged, and kept in a smoke free, pet free studio. Comes with mint condition Gretsch hard shell case
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1960s Gretsch Electric Corvette Red with Double Pickup

1960s Gretsch Electric Corvette Red with Double Pickup

Portland, Oregon, 972**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1600

The story of this one is unclear. Family thinks my grandfather bought it at a pawn shop on the east coast in the 70s / 80s. My uncle played guitar, but don't think he really used it
Case comes with the guitar. It's the one that's been with the it for as long as we've had it
I don't play, but took it to a guitar repair store, and they quickly tested it and said it works
Please message if you have any other questions. Happy to answer them as best I can.... more
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1962 Gretsch 6186 Clipper Sunburst

1962 Gretsch 6186 Clipper Sunburst

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1699

Just in is this great 1962 gretsch 6186 Clipper
Quick Details
Weight 5 4lbs
Nut width 1 67 inches
Depth at 1st fret 0 82 inches
Depth at 10th fret 0 88 inches
This Clipper is in great shape and a joy to play
This guitar has had the tuners replaced
It also at one point had a Bigsby on it. It now has an original unit that would have been found on these guitars. You can see an extra screw hole by the strap Burton from wear the bigsby was. There is also so wear on the ... more
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Vintage 1960??s Gretsch Streamliner Electric Guitar w / Original papers, and extras

Vintage 1960??s Gretsch Streamliner Electric Guitar w / Original papers, and extras

Quincy, Michigan, 490**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1800


Hello, and welcome to Milostreasures!
First, item will ship USPS insured, as calculated by ebay. Any problems, contact us within three days of receipt for immediate resolution
Now, you got to play this guitar to appreciate it. 1960's, by the serial number. Original Cherry finish. Finish and binding show usual wear and aging for these guitars. One small piece of binding missing. Switches and control knobs all seep to work, but might need cleaning. When I first plugged a cord in, it was... more
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Gretsch 1964 Anniversary Model 6124 Guitar #76640 - Used

Gretsch 1964 Anniversary Model 6124 Guitar #76640 - Used

Durham, North Carolina, 277**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1980

Store About Policies Contact Store About Shipping Financing Support Contact... more
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Used Gretsch 1962 Country Classic II Walnut Stain 1995

Used Gretsch 1962 Country Classic II Walnut Stain 1995

Brookfield, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1999


Used Gretsch 1962 Country Classic II Walnut Stain 1995
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR AN IN-HAND DESCRIPTION
A discontinued model with superb playability & an ultra cool vibe. Featuring a pair of FilterTron humbuckers & wire arm Bigsby. Professionally set up with fresh strings & low action so it's ready to play straight out of the case
Cosmetic Condition: Great shape overall with some mild surface scratches. The back pad shows some wear & tear, but ... more
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Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary Model Shaded Golden Sunburst 1960 w / OHSC

Gretsch 6124 Single Anniversary Model Shaded Golden Sunburst 1960 w / OHSC

Renton, Washington, 980**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

Gretsch 6124 Anniversary Model in Shaded Golden Sunburst finish made in 1960 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a double bound hollow maple back&sides body with a maple top, maple neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with its original Hilo-Tron Single coil in the neck position. Controlled by one master volume knob and a 3-way toggle tone switch. The 24 5" scale length neck has pearl thumb nail inlays and 21 medium frets with a slim C neck profile. The hardware is ... more
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1956 Vintage Gretsch 6189  (Electromatic Streamliner copper 2 tone)

1956 Vintage Gretsch 6189 (Electromatic Streamliner copper 2 tone)

Lilburn, Georgia, 300**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2100

1956 gretsch 6189 (electromagnetic streamliner 2 tone copper)
prefer local pickup, but willing to ship depending
players grade , small nics but binding intact
neck wings were repaired and solid .
Neck joint not to pretty but solid and perfect angle
for action as low or high as you want
Guitar sounds otherwordly , nice thick warm woody tone
Original Dynasonic pickup !
any questions let me know
... more
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Gretsch 7628 Committee 1978 / 79 - Natural electric guitar with case and strap

Gretsch 7628 Committee 1978 / 79 - Natural electric guitar with case and strap

Bordentown, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2100

Absolutely wonderful guitar , low flat action with awesome neck , great sounding pickups, all original with case and strap very very clean condition one latch on the case is broken , case is rough but it did it's job . maybe a ding somewhere on the guitar if you look but its super clean... more
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Vintage NICE 1973 Gretsch Country Gentleman USA Hollow Body Guitar W /  OHSC Case

Vintage NICE 1973 Gretsch Country Gentleman USA Hollow Body Guitar W / OHSC Case

Somerset, Massachusetts, 027**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2200

Estate Fresh !!
Yowza! Uncirculated, one owner, fresh out from the closet 1973 Gretsch Country Gentleman. Take a look at the photos. This is one clean guitar for 51 years old.
Comes with the warranty card, 2 original case keys and the plastic bag the polish cloth came in. (No cloth) just the bag.
Aside from some gold tarnish / wear take a look at the photos. Clean back / neck / fretboard and the action is low / medium with plenty on the wheels to lower if you wanted to. No gouges to... more
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