The ultimate go-to book for information about vintage Gretsch guitars of the 1950s. Illustrated with over 120 images, this is an authoritative, detailed review of both Gretsch guitar production and the individual guitar models the company introduced during the decade. Gives you a comprehensive explanation of the various Gretsch serial numbering systems, an overview of classic Gretsch features from the 1950s, and complete specifications for 28 models produced within the decade. Also included are the evolution of features for each model, production estimates for most models, and adjusted serial number to model year chronology. This detailed information is supported by compelling photography and a batch-by-batch recreation of the Gretsch Brooklyn factory's lost production history. offers a wealth of new data and is a must-have for dealers, collectors, enthusiasts, and fans of vintage guitars. Hardcover. 135 pp.