Gretsch are one of the most popular manufacturers of electric guitars in the world. With classic models such as the Duo Jet and White Falcon it’s not difficult to see why! In this article we’ll talk a bit about the history of Gretsch, along with a variety of Gretsch electric guitars. We’ll also briefly discuss where to find the best Gretsch electric guitar prices.
History Of Gretsch Guitars
Gretsch was originally founded in 1883 by a man called Friedrich Gretsch, but most people who follow the development of electric guitars don’t believe that the company’s best years began until much later than this, in the 1950s. This is because it was during the 50s and 60s that the company first produced the 6120 Nashville, White Falcon, Country Blub and the Duo Jet (which was a chambered solidbody guitar).
Like many guitar companies, true success began when Chet Atkins, who was one of the top guitarists in this day, endorsed the company’s guitars. This set Gretsch electric guitars against the main competition of Fender and Gibson. Other notable artists to use Gretsch electric guitars included The Monkees, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and John Squire (of the Stone Roses). It is also well known that Pet Townshend, who was the guitarist for The Who, used a Gretsch 6120 on the Who’s Next record.
Gretsch Electric Guitars
There are a huge number of makes and models of Gretsch electric guitars – far too many to list them here. The White Falcon series, for example, which includes models such as the Gretsch G6136DS and G6136T is one of the companies most famous series. Other series include the Spectra Sonic, Country Club, Chet Atkins Nashville and a variety of others. If you’re looking for one of the Electromatic Hollow Body collection, then the G5120 is also popular.
How To Buy Gretsch Electric Guitars
If you’ve decided you wanted to buy Gretsch guitars then the next step is to find the make and model you like the most. This isn’t easy in itself, but once you’ve selected you need to try and work out where to get the best prices. It can sometimes be easier to find cheaper prices by buying second hand Gretsch guitars, although make sure you thoroughly check that the seller is reputable and that the guitar is in good condition. If possible, visit the person who’s selling the guitar and try it out before making a final decision. It’s also worth looking up Gretsch guitars reviews of a particular model to check that it is highly thought of in the guitar world.