Where did the tradition of putting decals on Gretsch guitars start? To me it is possibly the only guitar able to carry it off with any dignity. While it's not something I do myself, (yet), I dont find it to be in any way a strange practice on Gretsch's, however, it does seem odd to me when I see it on other guitars. With the possible exception of Alvin Lee's Gibson 335. Guitars in themselves are works of art, and it's true to say I have been known to spend more time discussing and admiring them hanging on the walls of guitar stores than I do works of art in a gallery! So, who where & when did it start?