Early 1950's Gretsch among Gibsons

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by MMike, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
    http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p267401coll32&CISOPTR=11358&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

    This is a pic taken in a large department store in Columbus Ohio.
    I see a Gretsch among lots of Gibsons!
    It was taken in the early 1950's. I was born about 2 miles from this store in 1953.
    I am fascinated with the rich inventory of guitars and amps.
    It's like a time machine for me!
    You must click on the "+" to zoom in the see in detail.
    Zoom to 100 % and click on the right pic to choose your exact spot.
     
  2. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    Age:
    32
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    you can easily spot it at 50% :)
    it's quite the collection though
     
  3. bobhoward

    bobhoward Gretschie

    456
    May 20, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    Wow. Cool amps and drums, too.
     
  4. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  5. LittleRedRooster

    LittleRedRooster Synchromatic

    815
    Dec 10, 2009
    Falls Church VA
    I saw 2 Gretsches. Also zoomed in on the Gibson amps, what looks to be a TV front Fender and the accordions. Great photo. Reminds me of the days when working in a department store paid a living wage, salespeople were polite and knowledgeable and best of all when car bumpers could be bumped without taking off paint.
     
  6. OpenMike1963

    OpenMike1963 Country Gent

    Age:
    58
    Mar 30, 2009
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Yeah - 2 Gretsches: Looks like a 6120 Nashville and a 6122 Country Gent.

    Wish we could still buy at those prices!

    -OpenMike
     
  7. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Yep. From the right, #4 and #8.
     
  8. Dan C

    Dan C Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2011
    London
    I see 3??
     

    Attached Files:

    • GT 2.JPG
      GT 2.JPG
      File size:
      44.5 KB
      Views:
      109
  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Keen eyes. Good sleuthing.
     
  10. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I am the only kid in the candy shop or what ???? great photo Mike
     
  12. black rose

    black rose Gretschie

    189
    Oct 20, 2011
    Chicago
    Ah, the good ol' days!
     
  13. Skev

    Skev Country Gent

    Jul 16, 2011
    France
    So nice to see that!
     
  14. Sharkblues

    Sharkblues Country Gent

    Aug 22, 2010
    Texas
    Make me wonder where are they now?
     
  15. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
    Quote...Make me wonder where are they now?...

    Me too. I didn't get any, that's what urks my greedy little heart!...:)
     
  16. David Gurr

    David Gurr Gretschie

    408
    Mar 22, 2011
    South Florida
    This store looks a lot nicer than Guitar Center or Sam Ash...
     
  17. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    73
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Hee hee

    A lot of em, including the Kay resonator banjo on the lest are in MS.:D
     
  18. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
    Quote..are in MS.

    So you havem? :( :)
     
  19. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    73
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Well I gave the console piano to my church and that slope shouldered natural Gibson may not be a J 50, the pickguard looks like a CW (later Cheryl crow). So not all of them.
     
  20. MMike

    MMike Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    115
    Nov 3, 2011
    Holland Mich
    pilgrim...At least they wound up in a good home! :)
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.