The guitars conceived and produced by the Gretsch Company after WWII represent some of the more unique sounding and visually dynamic models available during the ''50s and into the mid-''60s.
'55 Streamliner model 6189
The Streamliner model represented the mid-level electric archtop in the Gretsch line from 1953 through its discontinuation in 1958. It was the first Gretsch 16" archtop to be afforded a cutaway. It also pioneered the use of alternate color finishes, first with the model 6189 in Jaguar Tan, then with this two-tone treatment of Bamboo Yellow on the top, and Copper Mist on the back and sides. (Photo courtesy of Steve Wilson)