Albert-Richard 2 – 1201 Geneva – Switzerland
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Leadmusic, Geneva - Switzerland
2 rue Albert-Richard, +41 22 731 62 72
Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a young German immigrant. His Brooklyn shop was made for the manufacture of banjos, tambourines, and drums. In 1895, at the age of 39, Gretsch died, and the successful company was taken over by his son Fred.Fred never found an adequate successor, and in 1967 Gretsch was sold to Baldwin Pianos,becoming a subsidiary.

The “Baldwin era” is not generally considered a high point in Gretsch history, though new models were introduced through the seventies and old favorites soldiered on. In 1979, after Fred Jr’s death, Chet Atkins withdrew his endorsement in response to quality problems and Gretsch’s unwillingness to pursue his vision of a solidbody nylon-string guitar. Factory fires in the early 1970s caused serious problems, and production was finally halted by Baldwin in 1981.

In 1989, another Fred Gretsch, nephew of Fred Jr., and his wife Dinah once again acquired their namesake company. Fred Gretsch and long-time Gretsch employee Duke Kramer, who advised Gretsch, turned to Terada of Japan, and production began anew. A range of reissues appeared throughout the nineties to mixed reviews. They were of generally high quality, but with notable non-vintage details and features; occasional US-built “Custom Shop” models were offered at significantly higher prices.
In late 2002, Gretsch and Fender reached an agreement giving Fender most control over marketing, production and distribution of guitars (although the Gretsch family still owns Gretsch Guitars).

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By spearheading the rockabilly revival with the Stray Cats and jump-starting Big Band Swing with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian Setzer has created a remarkable and lasting legacy. His decorated career includes over 13 million records sold, three Grammy Awards and the...
 
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Inspired by the historic “Rex” line of instruments offered by mail-order catalog in the 1930s, ‘40s and ’50s, Jim Dandy™ models embody the charm and spirit of those early Gretsch® flat-top guitars with the superior playability and best-in-class tone that their namesake suggests....
 
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Inspired by the historic “Rex” line of instruments offered by mail-order catalog in the 1930s, ‘40s and ’50s, Jim Dandy™ models embody the charm and spirit of those early Gretsch® flat-top guitars with the superior playability and best-in-class tone...
 
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What a beauty, truly, and in a limited edition !! This stunning Gretsch Quilt Classics is an elegant interpretation of classic vintage patterns, reimagined with stunning, heavily grained quilt maple. The classic hollow body of this magnificent limited edition Quilt Classic G6120TGQM-56 was...
 
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The G5655TQM Electromatic Center Block Jr. Single-Cut with Bigsby® features a smaller-sized body with stunning quilted maple top, back, and sides and a chambered spruce center block for dynamic resonance, high gain power and lightweight comfort. A lower set maple neck offers effortless access...
 

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