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Gretsch Electromatic G5420T-TV ORG Limited Edition « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5420T-TV ORG Limited Edition, Electric Guitar£ 1.031,- Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy « Acoustic GuitarGretsch G9500 Jim Dandy, Acoustic Guitar£ 164,- Gretsch SC-USS Universal Suspension Mount « Percussion holderGretsch SC-USS Universal Suspension Mount, Percussion holder£ 23,25 Gretsch USA Brooklyn 22" Grey Oyster Drumset « Drum KitGretsch USA Brooklyn 22" Grey Oyster Drumset, Drum Kit£ 2.562,- Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Roundneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch G9220 Bobtail Roundneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 515,- Gretsch Electromatic G5420T 2016 AGR « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5420T 2016 AGR, Electric Guitar£ 687,- Gretsch Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5420T 2016 FBL, Electric Guitar£ 722,- Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper Roundneck « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch G9201 Honey Dipper Roundneck, Dobro/Resonator£ 589,- Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel RN « Dobro/ResonatorGretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel RN, Dobro/Resonator£ 687,- Gretsch Streamliner G2622 « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2622, Electric Guitar£ 354,- Gretsch Electromatic G5435T Pro Jet Bigsby BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5435T Pro Jet Bigsby BLK, Electric Guitar£ 443,- Gretsch G9126 Guitar Uke « UkuleleGretsch G9126 Guitar Uke, Ukulele£ 180,- Gretsch USA Custom Turquoise Glass « Drum KitGretsch USA Custom Turquoise Glass, Drum Kit£ 3.869,- Gretsch Bar Stool Logo 1883 30" « GiftsGretsch Bar Stool Logo 1883 30", Gifts£ 77,- Gretsch Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Electromatic G2224 Jr Jet Bass TSB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 274,- Gretsch Streamliner G2420T « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2420T, Electric Guitar£ 378,- Gretsch Streamliner G2655 FSS « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2655 FSS, Electric Guitar£ 335,- Gretsch G9110 Standard Concert « UkuleleGretsch G9110 Standard Concert, Ukulele£ 144,- Gretsch Original Koffer G6295 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Original Koffer G6295, Electric Guitar Case£ 142,- Gretsch Streamliner G2622 LH « LefthandGretsch Streamliner G2622 LH, Lefthand£ 408,- Gretsch Catalina Club 18" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Catalina Club 18" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset, Drum Kit£ 582,- Gretsch Electromatic G5422TG 2016 WLS « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5422TG 2016 WLS, Electric Guitar£ 820,- Gretsch G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck « UkuleleGretsch G9100-L Soprano Long-Neck, Ukulele£ 133,- Gretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa « UkuleleGretsch G9120-SK Tenor Koa, Ukulele£ 455,- Gretsch Signature S-6514-TH Taylor Hawkins « Snare drumGretsch Signature S-6514-TH Taylor Hawkins, Snare drum£ 205,- Gretsch USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 381,- Gretsch Koffer für G6241FT « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Koffer für G6241FT, Electric Guitar Case£ 98,- Gretsch GR-TAWC « Tom MountGretsch GR-TAWC, Tom Mount£ 68,- Gretsch Koffer Gretsch G6242 « Electric Guitar CaseGretsch Koffer Gretsch G6242, Electric Guitar Case£ 127,- Gretsch Signature S1-0612-MS Mark Schulman « Snare drumGretsch Signature S1-0612-MS Mark Schulman, Snare drum£ 271,- Gretsch Electromatic G5420T ORG « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5420T ORG, Electric Guitar£ 735,- Gretsch Electromatic G5422T 2016 ORG « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5422T 2016 ORG, Electric Guitar£ 764,- Gretsch Electromatic G5422T BLK « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5422T BLK, Electric Guitar£ 773,- Gretsch Energy GE2-E605TK-BK « Drum KitGretsch Energy GE2-E605TK-BK, Drum Kit£ 584,- Gretsch Energy GE2-E605TK-GS « Drum KitGretsch Energy GE2-E605TK-GS, Drum Kit£ 584,- Gretsch G-4000 G-4164-SB Solid Spun Brass « Snare drumGretsch G-4000 G-4164-SB Solid Spun Brass, Snare drum£ 718,- Gretsch G9511 Stye 1 Parlor « Acoustic GuitarGretsch G9511 Stye 1 Parlor, Acoustic Guitar£ 249,- Gretsch GREPAD6G « Practice PadGretsch GREPAD6G, Practice Pad£ 19,70 Gretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 10"x8" WBF « Tom TomGretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 10"x8" WBF, Tom Tom£ 206,- Gretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 20"x16" WBF « Bass DrumGretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 20"x16" WBF, Bass Drum£ 610,- Gretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 22"x18" GN « Bass DrumGretsch Renown Purewood Walnut 22"x18" GN, Bass Drum£ 670,- Gretsch Retro-Lux S1-6514RLX-PB « Snare drumGretsch Retro-Lux S1-6514RLX-PB, Snare drum£ 188,- Gretsch Signature S-6514A-SF Steve Ferrone « Snare drumGretsch Signature S-6514A-SF Steve Ferrone, Snare drum£ 415,- Gretsch Original G6128T Duo Jet « Electric GuitarGretsch Original G6128T Duo Jet, Electric Guitar£ 2.235,- Gretsch Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II B « Electric Bass GuitarGretsch Electromatic G2220 Jr Jet Bass II B, Electric Bass Guitar£ 274,- Gretsch USA 14" x 6,5" Steve Ferrone Signature Snare « Snare drumGretsch USA 14" x 6,5" Steve Ferrone Signature Snare, Snare drum£ 933,- Gretsch USA Brooklyn GB-J483-SM « Drum KitGretsch USA Brooklyn GB-J483-SM, Drum Kit£ 2.025,- Gretsch Electromatic G5422TG 2016 SCW « Electric GuitarGretsch Electromatic G5422TG 2016 SCW, Electric Guitar£ 833,- Gretsch G9121 Tenor ACE « UkuleleGretsch G9121 Tenor ACE, Ukulele£ 248,- Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby « Acoustic GuitarGretsch G5034TFT Rancher Bigsby, Acoustic Guitar£ 649,- Gretsch Bar Stool Logo 1883 24" « GiftsGretsch Bar Stool Logo 1883 24", Gifts£ 68,- Gretsch Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset, Drum Kit£ 546,- Gretsch USA Brooklyn GB-R443-SM « Drum KitGretsch USA Brooklyn GB-R443-SM, Drum Kit£ 2.149,- Gretsch Streamliner G2622T « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2622T, Electric Guitar£ 378,- Gretsch Streamliner G2622T « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2622T, Electric Guitar£ 403,- Gretsch Park Avenue « Bluegrass MandolinGretsch Park Avenue, Bluegrass Mandolin£ 583,- Gretsch G9126 ACE Guitar Uke « UkuleleGretsch G9126 ACE Guitar Uke, Ukulele£ 257,- Gretsch Streamliner G2655T WST « Electric GuitarGretsch Streamliner G2655T WST, Electric Guitar£ 382,- Gretsch G100CEBK Synchromatic Cutaway Black « Electric GuitarGretsch G100CEBK Synchromatic Cutaway Black, Electric Guitar£ 945,- Gretsch Catalina Maple CM1-E825-WG « Drum KitGretsch Catalina Maple CM1-E825-WG, Drum Kit£ 679,-

Gretsch

Friedrich Gretsch started making banjos, tambourins and drums in Brooklyn in 1883. Unfortunately he died in 1895 at the age of 39, his son Fred took over the company.

Gretsch had tremendous success from around the mid 50´s. Fred’s sons, Fred jr. and Bill were running the company and introducing innovative new E-guitars, like the model 6120 and the white falcon. The most important contribution to the brands success was made by Chet Atkins, one of the most influential guitarists of the time. Thanks to his endorsements Gretsch hat a real chance to take on such famous companies as Fender and Gibson.

Many rockabilly guitarists such as Eddie Cochran chose Gretsch models, furthermore Gene Vincent guitarist Cliff Gallop and Elvis Presley himself chose Gretsch as their main instrument. Gretsch soon became a real rival to Gibson and their rivals Fender and Rickenbacker.

A further lucky coincidence was that George Harrison performed on the Ed Sullivan show in the mid 60´s using a Country Gentleman, In the following 12 months, the number of Country Gentleman guitars sold in a 12-month period jumped from the mid-fifties to over 2,000

Beginning in 1966, Gretsch had weekly television exposure when the company supplied the guitars and drums for The Monkees. This had an effect analogous to Jimi Hendrix´s adoption of the Stratocaster and Eric Clapton´s of the Gibson Les Paul; Gretsch was unable to keep up with demand.

Gretsch drums were very popular with jazz and rockdrummers of those times. A famous Gretsch drum range was called Broadkaster and this was the reasonn that Leo Fender had to change the name of his first solid body guitar from “Broadcaster” to “ Telecaster”

Unfortunately, Fred never found an adequate successor, and in 1967 Gretsch was sold to Baldwin Pianos, becoming a subsidiary. Gretsch´s name lost prestige as its models were seen as cheapening and their signature styles fell out of fashion. Factory fires in the early 1970s caused serious problems, and production was finally halted by Baldwin in 1981. In 1989, the Gretsch family once again acquired their namesake company, and production began anew. Models throughout the 1990s were high-quality but expensive and mostly consisted of classic models.

In the 1980s, rockabilly revival player Brian Setzer rekindled interest in the brand with his band the Stray Cats—he now has his own signature model. Chris Isaak´s emergence into mainstream rock & roll radio only added to the fuel. His band, Silvertone, boasted a signature Gretsch sound which
attracted the likes of renowned film director David Lynch

Billy Zoom of X played a Silver Jet, while in rock, Malcolm Young of AC/DC played a double cut Jet Firebird (with the top finish stripped off and one pickup removed), and White Falcon (as seen in the video "Back in Black") during the band´s career. U2 lead singer Bono´s signature guitar is an "Irish Falcon", green in colour with the phrase ´The Goal Is Soul´ printed on the pickguard in black text.

Finally, in 2003, Gretsch and Fender reached an agreement giving Fender most control over production and distribution of guitars. New models and improvements of old ones are being released quickly, and Gretsch appears on its way to a new golden age. The Gretsch family continues its involvement in the drum business, which is now part of the Kaman Music Corporation of musical instrument companies. Gretsch drums are reputed to sound as good as ever