Gretsch is a long running American guitar brand that has traditionally been known as a hollowbody guitar maker, especially in the 1950s and 60s. This vintage era for Gretsch was propelled to popularity by famous signature series endorsements from Chet Atkins. The Chet Atkins 6120 was extremely popular and gained a following from rock musicians like George Harrison of The Monkees.
Today, many people recognize Gretsch to be a subsidiary of Fender, although the company actually only handles manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Gretsch guitars and bass guitars. The company is still owned by the original family that first started the company in the late 1800s.
In more recent years, their popularity has been revived by endorsements and signature series models from many famous musicians and bands. Fender’s control over the company has actually allowed the brand to modernize their bass guitars in combination with some vintage models. The result is actually some of the best guitars that Gretsch has ever produced in the entire history of the company. Since Fender stepped in, the company has achieved new heights and released numerous popular signature series guitars.
Modern Gretsch bass guitars offer a couple of amazing models. One of these, the G2202 Electromatic Junior Jet Bass, is a short scale electric bass guitar that has extreme playability. It’s great for first time bass players and a really fun toy for experienced musicians. When you also take the very affordable price into consideration, the Electromatic Junior Jet Bass is one of the best short scale electric bass guitars in that price range.
For experienced bass guitarists that are looking for a high-end Gretsch, the G6073 Electrotone Bass is a 4 string Hollowbody bass guitar that is packed with high-end pickups, tuners and straplocks. This bass features TV Jones Thunder’Tron pickups that produce a window rattling tone that will blow you away.
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Gretsch Electromatic Bass G6073
The Gretsch Electromatic G6073 is a hollowbody 4 string electric bass guitar that has the style of a Gibson with the unsurpassed craftsmanship from the Gretsch brand. The Electromatic features a 30.3″ short scale neck with locking tuners and an adjustable bridge using TV Jones Thunder’Tron pickups on the body.
Gretsch Electromatic Junior Jet Bass G2202
The Gretsch Electromatic Junior Jet bass guitar (G2202) is a really good budget short scale 4 string bass guitar that has extreme playability and a great sound for a price that simply cannot be beat. Although these basses are hard to find in local retail stores you can easily buy them online.