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.

'61 Chet Atkins Solidbody model 6121
Chet Atkins solidbody specimens are quite rare. Typically they were produced in conjunction with model 6120 Hollowbody batches between 1955 and 1961, but in much smaller quantities. Consistent with their Hollowbody siblings, later model year examples have fewer of the western elements of the earlier guitars. (Photo courtesy of Dan Nicholas)