Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch Guitars

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Gretsch Guitars G9500 Jim Dandy « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G9500 Jim Dandy, Acoustic Guitar£ 159,- Gretsch Guitars G9220 Bobtail Roundneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9220 Bobtail Roundneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 530,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 AGR « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 AGR, Electric Guitar£ 691,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL, Electric Guitar£ 668,- Gretsch Guitars G9221 Bobtail Steel RN « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9221 Bobtail Steel RN, Dobro/Resonator£ 695,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622 « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622, Electric Guitar£ 330,- Gretsch Guitars G9126 Guitar Uke « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9126 Guitar Uke, Ukulele£ 176,- Gretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 30" « GiftsGretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 30", Gifts£ 72,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 281,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T, Electric Guitar£ 375,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655 FSS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655 FSS, Electric Guitar£ 329,- Gretsch Guitars G9110 Standard Concert « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9110 Standard Concert, Ukulele£ 146,- Gretsch Guitars Original Koffer G6295 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Original Koffer G6295, Electric Guitar Case£ 109,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622 LH « LefthandGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622 LH, Lefthand£ 386,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422TG 2016 WLS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422TG 2016 WLS, Electric Guitar£ 764,- Gretsch Guitars G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck, Ukulele£ 149,- Gretsch Guitars G9120-SK Tenor Koa « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9120-SK Tenor Koa, Ukulele£ 399,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer für G6241FT « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer für G6241FT, Electric Guitar Case£ 102,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6242 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6242, Electric Guitar Case£ 132,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T ORG « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420T ORG, Electric Guitar£ 670,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T 2016 ORG « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T 2016 ORG, Electric Guitar£ 709,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422T BLK, Electric Guitar£ 692,- Gretsch Guitars G9511 Stye 1 Parlor « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G9511 Stye 1 Parlor, Acoustic Guitar£ 243,- 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 Electromatic G5422TG 2016 SCW « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422TG 2016 SCW, Electric Guitar£ 770,- Gretsch Guitars G9121 Tenor ACE « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9121 Tenor ACE, Ukulele£ 220,- Gretsch Guitars G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby, Acoustic Guitar£ 639,- Gretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 24" « GiftsGretsch Guitars Bar Stool Logo 1883 24", Gifts£ 69,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622T « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622T, Electric Guitar£ 371,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622T « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2622T, Electric Guitar£ 369,- Gretsch Guitars Park Avenue « Bluegrass MandolinGretsch Guitars Park Avenue, Bluegrass Mandolin£ 589,- Gretsch Guitars G9126 ACE Guitar Uke « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9126 ACE Guitar Uke, Ukulele£ 257,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655T WST « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655T WST, Electric Guitar£ 375,- Gretsch Guitars G100CEBK Synchromatic Cutaway Black « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G100CEBK Synchromatic Cutaway Black, Electric Guitar£ 967,- Gretsch Guitars G5013CE Rancher BLK « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5013CE Rancher BLK, Acoustic Guitar£ 299,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655T « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2655T, Electric Guitar£ 373,- Gretsch Guitars G5700 Lap Steel « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars G5700 Lap Steel, Electric Guitar£ 342,- Gretsch Guitars G9112 Resonator-Ukulele « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9112 Resonator-Ukulele, Ukulele£ 224,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 ORG « LefthandGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 ORG, Lefthand£ 769,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 WLS « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 WLS, Electric Guitar£ 899,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer für G6238FT « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer für G6238FT, Electric Guitar Case£ 97,- Gretsch Guitars G9100 Soprano STD « UkuleleGretsch Guitars G9100 Soprano STD, Ukulele£ 128,- Gretsch Guitars G9230 Bobtail Squareneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9230 Bobtail Squareneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 535,- Gretsch Guitars Signature G5191BK LH « LefthandGretsch Guitars Signature G5191BK LH, Lefthand£ 1.314,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420 « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420, Electric Guitar£ 325,- Gretsch Guitars G9240 Alligator « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch Guitars G9240 Alligator, Dobro/Resonator£ 395,- Gretsch Guitars G9521 Style 2 OOO « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G9521 Style 2 OOO, Acoustic Guitar£ 299,- Gretsch Guitars Original Koffer G6296 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Original Koffer G6296, Electric Guitar Case£ 96,- Gretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Streamliner G2420T, Electric Guitar£ 373,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6243 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6243, Electric Guitar Case£ 106,- Gretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6292 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Guitars Koffer Gretsch G6292, Electric Guitar Case£ 114,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5265 Jet Baritone « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5265 Jet Baritone, Electric Guitar£ 479,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 BLK « LefthandGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5420 2016 BLK, Lefthand£ 692,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5422G-12 String 2016 BLK, Electric Guitar£ 880,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5442BDC Bass Black « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5442BDC Bass Black, Electric Bass Guitar£ 912,- Gretsch Guitars Electromatic G5623 CB Bono RED « Electric GuitarGretsch Guitars Electromatic G5623 CB Bono RED, Electric Guitar£ 997,- Gretsch Guitars Feedbackbuster « Soundhole CoverGretsch Guitars Feedbackbuster, Soundhole Cover£ 11,45 Gretsch Guitars G5022CWFE Falcon Rancher « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5022CWFE Falcon Rancher, Acoustic Guitar£ 468,- Gretsch Guitars G5022CWFE-12 Falcon Rancher « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5022CWFE-12 Falcon Rancher, Acoustic Guitar£ 517,- Gretsch Guitars G5031FT Rancher « Acoustic GuitarGretsch Guitars G5031FT Rancher, Acoustic Guitar£ 499,-

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.