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Gretsch Guitars


Gretsch is one of the oldest and most storied brands in the history of guitar making. In 1883, a young German immigrant living Brooklyn, NY named Friedrich Gretsch opened a small instrument shop selling banjos and drums. However, he soon died, leaving the business to his teenage son Fred. Fred Gretsch turned the company into one of the biggest importer/exporters of musical instruments by 1916, and the "Great Gretsch Sound" would become heard the world over for the next 80+ years. Today, Gretsch guitars are distributed by Fender® Musical Instruments Corp., and have returned to the glory they earned in the '50s and '60s. The guitars pictured here are in stock and individually photographed. We will ship Gretsch® products within the United States only.



Gretsch Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Reverse FSR Electric Guitar Black
The heart and soul of Bo Diddley and Billy F. Gibbons combine for this new retro-deco designed Jupiter Thunderbird coming from Gretsch, who has taken the design a step further and delivered us an ultra-limited, reverse body, black finish model. Well we are so delighted by the look and sound of this unique axe, here at the Zoo, that we had to order a handful right away!
The original Jupiter Thunderbird was designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley himself and given to Billy F. Gibbons, who fell in love with it and wanted to use the special guitar for some Z.Z. Top recordings. Now Gibbons has teamed up with Gretsch to take the original model and add some of his own mojo for the ultimate axe to bring on tour. The Billy-Bo features a heavily chambered mahogany body, a super thin maple top, a bone nut, a pinned Adjusto-matic bridge with G-Cutout tailpiece, and Grover Sta-Tite tuners. Dual Power’Tron Plus pickups deliver that classic Gretsch rock ‘n roll twang, with plenty of power.
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Gretsch Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Reverse FSR Electric Guitar Black
The heart and soul of Bo Diddley and Billy F. Gibbons combine for this new retro-deco designed Jupiter Thunderbird coming from Gretsch, who has taken the design a step further and delivered us an ultra-limited, reverse body, black finish model. Well we are so delighted by the look and sound of this unique axe, here at the Zoo, that we had to order a handful right away!
The original Jupiter Thunderbird was designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley himself and given to Billy F. Gibbons, who fell in love with it and wanted to use the special guitar for some Z.Z. Top recordings. Now Gibbons has teamed up with Gretsch to take the original model and add some of his own mojo for the ultimate axe to bring on tour. The Billy-Bo features a heavily chambered mahogany body, a super thin maple top, a bone nut, a pinned Adjusto-matic bridge with G-Cutout tailpiece, and Grover Sta-Tite tuners. Dual Power’Tron Plus pickups deliver that classic Gretsch rock ‘n roll twang, with plenty of power.
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Gretsch Custom Shop Masterbuilt Stephen Stern '59 Black Falcon Electric Guitar
It's easy to become jaded working at the Music Zoo, we get to see a lot of really cool guitars come through our doors on a daily basis. But any time a Stephen Stern-built Gretsch comes through our doors, we have to pause what we're doing and admire the work of one of the best in the business.

Built with a NOS finish and topped off with gold hardware and gold sparkle binding, the guitar looks and feels just like the original instrument would have if you hopped in the time machine back to '59. It's truly an unbelievable instrument that plays as flawless as it looks.

Gretsch® is a trademark of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Inc
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Used 1965 Gretsch 6120 Electric Guitar Orange
Here in excellent condition is a vintage 1965 Gretsch 6120 guitar. It's been very well maintained, with a neck that's straight and stable, and a body with little signs of wear. Plenty of rockabilly vibe going on here! The leather padding for the instrument's back is in place and in great shape. As for that infamous Gretsch binding that normally eats itself over the years, the binding here is aged noramally and intact acround the guitar's body and neck. The guitar features some very nice-sounding FilterTron pickups (all electronics work fine), the original bar bridge and factory Bigsby tailpiece, and the original mute (which has aged and deteriorated (naturally and typically!). The original frets have plenty of life left in them, too.
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Used 2011 Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Black
This pre-owned George Harrison Signature Duo Jet provides all the jangle you need! Featuring two DynaSonic single coils, this semi-hollow can go from chimey cleans to biting distorted tones. The back and sides are constructed from Mahogany while the top is arched 3 ply laminated Maple. Other features include a bone nut, Gretsch licensed Bigsby tremolo, and Master volume and tone controls. This instrument is in overall excellent condition.
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Used 2012 Gretsch G6136 Silver Falcon Hollowbody Electric Guitar Black/Silver
You'll soar with this preowned Gretsch G6136 Silver Falcon guitar, which we have at the Zoo in excellent condition. It was manufactured in Japan (as is all of Gretsch's Professional Series instruments) and is of superb quality. It features laminated maple for the top, back, and sides, a maple neck with ebony fretboard, and black gloss finish with silver sparkle binding on the body, neck, and headstock. What a looker! Details include 22 frets, a 12" radius, 25.5" scale length, and those glorious Filter'Tron humbucker pickups. With the Bigsby tremolo and ebony-based space control roller bridge, this silver machine can't get any more Gretsch. Circuitry includes two independent volume controls, one master volume control, a three-position pickup selector, and a three-position tone switch allowing for different high-frequency roll-off. Weight is 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
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Used Gretsch Custom Shop G6118T 130th Anniversary Electric Guitar Gold/Black
Here's a pre-owned Gretsch Custom Shop G6118T guitar in excellent condtition. It features a gold on black finish, with sparkle binding that looks awesome. It is built with an arched maple top and back, maple sides, a 3-piece maple neck, and an ebony fretboard. Two Filter’tron pickups deliver the classic punch, transparency and clear tones they're famous for. With appointments like a Bigsby B6C vibrato, “G” Arrow control knobs, and a pearloid anniversary headstock logo, this special edition is a fine specimen of Gretsch style, features, and uncompromising quality.
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Gretsch® is a trademark of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Inc