Gretsch Guitars

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Since 1883, the Gretsch Company has been producing some of the world's greatest drums and guitars. With its emphasis on hand-craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Gretsch has won endorsements from some of the music industry's most respected artists.

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Re: gretsch guitar

i have a 1963 corvette,maroon,m # 6130.

in good playing condition... jam every day !

i love this getar...but will consiter selling........

handles TYT ,excellent neck....smooth act....

all welcome

Re: gretsch guitar


I have a 1963 Gretsch Corvette solid body, model 6135, cherry red sunburst finish and 2 pickups with Burns flat arm vibrato with all original parts in very good condition available.

Re: gretsch guitar

Hi if it's still for sale I'm interested, mail me at

Re: gretsch guitar

If it is 3 and 3 on the top and not two and four, I am interested. Please contact me or 516-359-8071. Mike

Vintage Gretch

I have a pair of Gretrsch archtops that I need help identifying. The finish is a sort of "sunburst" brown with the Gretsch name plate inlayed in what appears to be ivory.
There is a number stamped into the head of the guitars but no other visable ID as to the model or year. The numbers are 1623 and 5616.
Could someone help me learn more about these instruments?


Re: Vintage Gretch

Have you found out any info on your guitars yet?

quality of a gretsch

I'm thinking of buying a gretsch. Has anyone had a negative or positive experience with this manufacturer that you would like to describe?

Re: quality of a gretsch

The Gretsch sound is a very unique sound that has been around for a long time. As you know, Gretsch guitars have been used for many years in every style of music from grunge to the old crooners and jazz of yesterday. I recommend you go to a music store that has Gretsch and compare them(old Gretsch and new Gretsch if possable) to other brands. If you like the sound after the comparison then you know you have found the correct guitar. Be sure to compare through an amp that is like the amp you will be regularly using. Good luck!!

Re: quality of a gretsch

: I have been playing them since early 70s.For good twang I like darmond or hilo tron pickups.I find the filtertrons are too bassy for my taste and they distort at any kind of rock volume.I know the neck shapes vary greatly on older ones.I love em and you have to glue or tape the bridges,You can hear my gretsch on

Re: quality of a gretsch

:I have played a lot of Gretsch guitars and they are unique.
The most amazing sound I have ever heard was Brian Setzer with a Gretsch 6120 through 4 Marshall amps.The 6120 and the White Falcon are classics and George Harrison got a good sound from his Duo Jet and Country Gentleman. Go for it you won't do better. A tip though, don't use fine strings or you'll lose the Gretsch sound. For rhythn I use 13's and for lead 11's.

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