50 Years of Gretsch Electrics: Half a Century of White Falcons, Gents, Jets, and Other Great Guitars

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 - Music - 144 pages
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Introduced in 1954 as one of Gretsch's "Guitars of the Future," the White Falcon was an overwhelmingly impressive instrument. The influence of this spectacular new guitar spread to other models and guitar manufacturers. It was the dawn of a half-century of awe-inspiring guitars which are now favored by widely popular artists including Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, John Frusciante, Bo Diddley, and more. This book compiles the best of Gretsch's inventions over the past 50 years and tells the stories of their creation and the men who created them. Includes 100 photos! (8-1/2 inch. x 11 inch., 144 pages)
 

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Great book... full of photos and narative. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about Gretsch guitars. Read full review

Contents

Early Years
9
The Fifties
17
The Sixties
57
The Seventies
77
The Eighties
89
The Nineties
93
21st Century
97
Reference Section
107
Terminology Dating
134
Model Numbers Names
137
Model Chronology
140
Index
142
Acknowledgements
144
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Tony Bacon is a co-founder of Backbeat Books.

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