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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.



1965 Gretsch 6120 Electric Guitar Orange - Used
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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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 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 6130-CS  Electric Guitar Brown/White Cowhide
The perfect guitar to sing “Rawhide” with! This ’55 Chet Atkins 6130 built by master builder Stephen Stern at the Gretsch Custom Shop. It has that Western look that Gretsch featured on this guitar and its hollow-bodied brethren, the 6120, particularly with the guitar’s western leather trim and fretboard inlays that feature a western motif (a cactus, fences, and steer heads, for example). The guitar is built with an arched maple top, a chambered mahogany body, dual DynaSonic single-coil pickups, a gold plexi pickguard, Grover Sta-Tite tuners, and a Belt Buckle tailpiece/compensated bridge combo. Round ‘em up, player!

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Gretsch Custom Shop G6118T 130th Anniversary Electric Guitar Gold/Black - Used
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 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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Gretsch G6136T White Falcon Electric Guitar - Used
This particular pre-owned guitar, a G-6136T, has been kept in excellent condition. It features a laminated maple top, back, and sides and a three-piece maple neck with an ebony fretboard has been placed on top. Pickups are replicas of the original Filter’Tron humbuckers—known for power, top-end, and clarity. 22-frets with appealing half-circle designs on the fretmarker inlays and a 12” radius really add to the appeal of this already superb guitar. The tuners are Grover Imperial models. This guitar is spotless and comes with it's original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, and all of it's paperwork.
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Gretsch® is a trademark of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Inc