Question: How to find the model year of a Gretsch guitar?

The first two digits are the year, the next digit or two digits is the month (1-9/10-12). The subsequent three digits is the model number, eg. 120 = G6120. In 2003 Gretsch is acquired by Fender.

What year did Gretsch guitars come out?

1883 It all began in 1883, when 27-year-old Friedrich Gretsch, a German immigrant, founded his shop in Brooklyn, New York, and began to make banjos, drums and tambourines.

What was the first Gretsch guitar?

Known as “Mr. Guitar Man,” Kramer would become pivotal in making Gretsch electric guitars what they are today. Gretschs first electric guitar, the Electromatic was introduced in 1939.

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