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Gretsch Electric Guitars 

Gretsch is a musical instrument manufacturing company known for making guitars, basses and drums. The company was founded in 1883 but it wasn’t until the 1930s that they introduced guitars to their line up.

The likes of Chuck Berry, Chet Atkinson and George Harrison were seen using Gretsch guitars, increasing their popularity and demand. 

Gretsch guitars were favoured by many musicians in the 1950s and 1960s especially and again in later years following the revival of the company in 1989 after going bankrupt.

Like many companies, Gretsch manufactures the majority of their modern-era guitars in the Far East but also manufacture custom shop instruments in the US.

Gretsch guitars are particularly recognisable by their vintage styling, distinctive body shapes and hardware.

Since 2003 Gretsch have been in a business agreement with Fender, which now deals with most of the development of the products. They have brought more modern production to Gretsch guitars while staying true to the heritage of the company.

Streamliner collection

  • Gretsch’s most affordable collection of guitars
  • Vintage styling from the 1940s, 50s and 60s 
  • Modern features
  • High output Broad’tron humbucker pickups designed specifically for these models
  • Available with hollow body and center block body construction

Electromatic collection

  • Less affordable than Streamliner models
  • Offers Gretsch’s iconic styling with high playability
  • Available in hollow body, center block and solid body construction

Professional collection

  • Gretsch’s flagship instruments
  • Designed and built with high quality material and hardware
  • Designed with professionals in mind
  • Higher price point than the other collections
  • Vintage Select models recreate 1950s style Gretsch models
  • Players’ edition is designed for gigging professionals with high spec features
  • Artist signature edition offers the signature models designed with and used by Gretsch artists
  • Limited edition models include upgraded features and unique finishes – only produced in small batches

Protect your Gretsch instrument by keeping it in a case when it’s not in use. Gretsch make a number of cases specifically for their guitars but there are other cases suitable for some of their instrument. 

Before buying a guitar case always check that it is suitable for your specific instrument.

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