Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch Guitars

(100 items found)
View as Grid List
Sort by:
Gretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 30" « GiftsGretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 30", Gifts£ 79,- Gretsch Guitars G6120T Player`s Edition Nashville Hollowbody « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6120T Player`s Edition Nashville Hollowbody, Electric Guitar£ 2.199,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T BLK, Electric Guitar£ 692,- Gretsch Guitars G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy 6 -String Bass Ebony « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy 6 -String Bass Ebony, Electric Guitar£ 3.045,- Gretsch Guitars G6228FM Players Edition Jet BT DCS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6228FM Players Edition Jet BT DCS, Electric Guitar£ 2.118,- Gretsch Guitars G5420TG The Black Beauty ltd Ed « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G5420TG The Black Beauty ltd Ed, Electric Guitar£ 817,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer für G6241FT « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer für G6241FT, Electric Guitar Case£ 107,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 BLK « LefthandGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 BLK, Lefthand£ 692,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 275,- Gretsch Guitars Feedbackbuster « Soundhole CoverGretsch Guitars Feedbackbuster, Soundhole Cover£ 11,50 Gretsch Guitars G6609 TG Broadcaster PE « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6609 TG Broadcaster PE, Electric Guitar£ 2.073,- Gretsch Guitars G5022CWFE Falcon Rancher Black « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5022CWFE Falcon Rancher Black, Acoustic Guitar£ 462,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T-P90 MWS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T-P90 MWS, Electric Guitar£ 455,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655TGP-90 RBS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655TGP-90 RBS, Electric Guitar£ 467,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T CAR « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T CAR, Electric Guitar£ 720,- Gretsch Guitars G9126 Guitar Uke « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9126 Guitar Uke, Ukulele£ 176,- Gretsch Guitars G9100 Soprano STD « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9100 Soprano STD, Ukulele£ 128,- Gretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 24" « GiftsGretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 24", Gifts£ 69,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5655TG LTD CB JR SCW « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5655TG LTD CB JR SCW, Electric Guitar£ 788,- Gretsch Guitars G5420TG-59 HLW FSR « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G5420TG-59 HLW FSR, Electric Guitar£ 926,- Gretsch Guitars G6118T Players Edition Anniversary « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6118T Players Edition Anniversary, Electric Guitar£ 1.942,- Gretsch Guitars G6118T-135 Anniversary Two Tone DC/CG « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6118T-135 Anniversary Two Tone DC/CG, Electric Guitar£ 1.999,- Gretsch Guitars G6118T-57 Vintage Select Duo Jet CG « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6118T-57 Vintage Select Duo Jet CG, Electric Guitar£ 2.452,- Gretsch Guitars G6120T Players Edition Nashville Hollowbody « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6120T Players Edition Nashville Hollowbody, Electric Guitar£ 2.200,- Gretsch Guitars G6120T Players Edition Nashville OS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6120T Players Edition Nashville OS, Electric Guitar£ 2.338,- Gretsch Guitars G6128T-CLFG Cliff Gallup BK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6128T-CLFG Cliff Gallup BK, Electric Guitar£ 2.569,- Gretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature, Electric Guitar£ 2.772,- Gretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature, Electric Guitar£ 2.772,- Gretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature, Electric Guitar£ 2.772,- Gretsch Guitars G6131T Jet Players Edition FR « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6131T Jet Players Edition FR, Electric Guitar£ 2.011,- Gretsch Guitars G6136 Brian Setzer Phoenix BK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6136 Brian Setzer Phoenix BK, Electric Guitar£ 3.254,- Gretsch Guitars G6199 Billy Bo « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6199 Billy Bo, Electric Guitar£ 2.648,- Gretsch Guitars G6228FM Players Edition Jet BT BBS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6228FM Players Edition Jet BT BBS, Electric Guitar£ 1.757,- Gretsch Guitars G6659TG Player's Edition Broadkaster Jr. « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6659TG Player's Edition Broadkaster Jr., Electric Guitar£ 2.130,- Gretsch Guitars G9120-SK Tenor Koa « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9120-SK Tenor Koa, Ukulele£ 399,- Gretsch Guitars G9521 Style 2 OOO « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G9521 Style 2 OOO, Acoustic Guitar£ 278,- Gretsch Guitars G9555 New Yorker ATB « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G9555 New Yorker ATB, Acoustic Guitar£ 546,- Gretsch Guitars Original G6136T-59 White Falcon « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Original G6136T-59 White Falcon, Electric Guitar£ 3.139,- Gretsch Guitars Original Players Edition G6128 Duo Jet BK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Original Players Edition G6128 Duo Jet BK, Electric Guitar£ 1.724,- Gretsch Guitars Signature G6128T-GH George Harrison Duo Jet « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Signature G6128T-GH George Harrison Duo Jet, Electric Guitar£ 2.499,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622 LH « LefthandGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622 LH, Lefthand£ 377,- Gretsch Guitars G9220 Bobtail Roundneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9220 Bobtail Roundneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 530,- Gretsch Guitars G9230 Bobtail Squareneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9230 Bobtail Squareneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 489,- Gretsch Guitars G9221 Bobtail Steel RN « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9221 Bobtail Steel RN, Dobro/Resonator£ 695,- Gretsch Guitars l G6120T 55 Chet Atkins « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars l G6120T 55 Chet Atkins, Electric Guitar£ 2.400,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5442BDC Bass TRD « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5442BDC Bass TRD, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.138,- Gretsch Guitars G5220 Electronatic Jet BT LH DCM « LefthandGretsch Guitars G5220 Electronatic Jet BT LH DCM, Lefthand£ 485,- Gretsch Guitars G6118T-SGR Players Edition Anniversary « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6118T-SGR Players Edition Anniversary, Electric Guitar£ 1.796,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420 « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420, Electric Guitar£ 325,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II B « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II B, Electric Bass Guitar£ 266,- Gretsch Guitars G6228T Jet Players Edition DCM « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G6228T Jet Players Edition DCM, Electric Guitar£ 1.860,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL, Electric Guitar£ 668,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 BLK, Electric Guitar£ 880,- Gretsch Guitars G5022CWFE-12 Falcon Rancher « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5022CWFE-12 Falcon Rancher, Acoustic Guitar£ 509,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T ORG « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T ORG, Electric Guitar£ 670,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II TOR « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II TOR, Electric Bass Guitar£ 269,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II WLN « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II WLN, Electric Bass Guitar£ 269,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 WLS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 WLS, Electric Guitar£ 849,- Gretsch Guitars G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby, Acoustic Guitar£ 639,- Gretsch Guitars G5425 Jet Club BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G5425 Jet Club BLK, Electric Guitar£ 249,-

Gretsch Guitars

Friedrich Gretsch began in 1883 in a small workshop in Brooklyn with the production of banjos, tambourines and drums. In 1895 he died at the age of 39 and his son Fred took over the business.

Their greatest successes were celebrated from the mid-1950s, led by Fred's sons Fred Jr. and Bill. At that time, the company introduced innovative new electric guitars, including the 6120 and White Falcon models. The most important contribution to the success of Gretsch was made by Chet Atkins, one of the most important guitarists of the time. Thanks to his endorsement, Gretsch was given a realistic chance of competing against the more well-known manufacturers Fender and Gibson.

Many rockabilly guitarists like Eddie Cochran chose Gretsch models, as well as Gene Vincent's guitarist Cliff Gallup and last but not least Elvis Presley. Gretsch soon became a serious rival to Gibson and their main rivals, Fender and Rickenbacker. Another contribution to Gretsch's success came from George Harrison, who appeared in the mid-1960s on the Ed Sullivan Show with a Country Gentleman. In the twelve months following this broadcast annual sales of the model increased from around 50 to more than 2,000. From 1966, the company's products were on television every week as Gretsch provided the guitars and drums for The Monkees. The advertising effect was as successful as that of Jimi Hendrix for the Fender Stratocaster or Eric Clapton for the Gibson Les Paul. Soon Gretsch could no longer satisfy the demand for the instruments.

Fred and Bill Gretsch failed to find a suitable successor to the management. Therefore, Gretsch was sold as a subsidiary to Baldwin Pianos. As a result, the quality of the instruments and thus the reputation of the brand name suffered increasingly under quality control. Fires in the factory in the early 1970s caused additional serious problems, so that Baldwin finally ceased production in 1981.
In 1984, the Gretsch family bought back the company and resumed production. In the 1990s, Gretsch guitars were characterised by a high product quality and were correspondingly expensive. The product range comprised mainly of new editions of earlier models. In the 1980s, Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats revived interest in Gretsch instruments; today Gretsch produces a corresponding special model. Chris Isaak's move to mainstream rock also contributed to the new success. Already Billy Zoom of the US-Punk-Band X played a Silver Jet, while Malcolm Young used a duo jet with two cutaways and occasionally a White Falcon. Bono from U2 also has his own special model, the green "Irish Falcon", on whose pickguard the slogan "The Goal Is Soul" is printed.

In 2003, Gretsch and Fender entered into an agreement whereby Fender was given the most extensive control over the manufacture and distribution of guitars. Most recently, new and improved old models appeared in rapid succession, which seems to usher in a new golden era for Gretsch.