Gretsch launched the Corvette solidbody line in the early sixties in an attempt to compete with Gibson and Fender's burgeoning sales in that area. Although the original models never quite took off in the way company chiefs hoped, if you can track one down these days you may well find yourself a bargain amidst a rapidly escalating vintage market. Part of the appeal of this new Electromatic model will be that you just don't see many people playing them, and in an industry with a glut of copies and copyists, this ought to be a big plus for a lot of guitarists.
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Gretsch is an American company that manufactures guitarsbasses and drums. The company was founded in in BrooklynNew York by Friedrich Gretsch, a year-old German immigrant, shortly after his arrival to the United States. Friedrich Gretsch manufactured banjos, tambourines, and drums until his death in Inhis son, Fred Gretsch Sr.
Original Vintage Gretsch Corvette from the 60's. According to the info found online by serial this appears to be a This guitar was traded in by the original owner.
The solid body Jet series continues from the previous page, with the Gretsch Astro Jet making it's only catalog appearance. This odd looking guitar has a charm of it's own, but was not commercially successful, and was deleted by Check out the wonderfully weird headstock design with 4x2 tuning key layout.
Unlike Chevrolet, Gretsch priced its Corvette model near the bottom of its catalog. These budget—friendly, solidbody guitars were introduced in the early '60s to compete with Les Paul and SG Juniors. Another rare, short—lived variation of Gretsch's budget—friendly Corvette lineup was the Princess model.
Learn More. This is a fun one! This is a vintage Gretsch Corvette that's been modded to look a bit more like the one you drive and less the one you tune.
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