To build beautiful and well crafted electric and acoustic guitars for all sorts of players in all kinds of genres. With its emphasis on hand-craftsmanship and commitment to quality over a storied 135 years and counting, Gretsch has pioneered new designs and manufacturing techniques, winning endorsements from some of the music industry’s most respected artists, including Chet Atkins, Eddie Cochran, Billy Duffy, Bono, Duane Eddy, George Harrison, Brian Setzer, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Malcolm Young.
While the Gretsch name has long stood for professional-grade quality and sound, today, the company's broad lineup includes options at a range of different price points. With their affordable entry- and mid-level instruments, anyone can now get that Gretsch sound, no matter what their budget is or where they are in their musical journey.
Gretsch Electric Guitars
Gretsch is perhaps best known for its electric guitars. The company's marquee products include its center block and hollow body models, such as the Broadkaster and Country Gentleman. Featuring made-in-Japan construction, these and other instruments maintain the Gretsch tradition of clear, full-spectrum sound and boutique appointments such as a genuine Bigsby® tremolo system, premium binding and locking Gotoh and Grover tuners, among other features.
Check out detailed specs for our current selection of Gretsch electrics below, or visit Bananas at Large® in person to try one out for yourself.
Gretsch Acoustic Guitars
Gretsch instruments have always eschewed popular trends in favor of classic styling and strategic improvements that benefit the player rather than focusing on innovation for innovation's sake. The company's acoustic lineup is no exception.
Available products include resonator guitars equipped with the exclusive Gretsch "Ampli-Sonic™" system — a hand-spun resonator made from 99 percent pure aluminum and engineered to deliver a rich, cutting unamplified tone. Also in the company's lineup is a series of entry-level acoustics inspired by the parlor guitars of the 30s and 40s — an excellent choice for a first instrument or as a backup guitar for impromptu living room and porch jam sessions.
Gretsch Guitars for Sale at Santa Rosa's Bananas
For those who are immediately taken in by retro styling and premium feature sets, there's no substitute for a genuine Gretsch. If you're at all curious about why the company has the longstanding reputation that it does, we strongly encourage you to come down to a Bananas store and try one for yourself. We're convinced you'll see right away what makes these instruments so special to so many people.
Your Gretsch Dealer in the Bay Area
Bananas is proud to be an authorized Gretsch dealer serving San Francisco and beyond. If you're looking for a Gretsch guitar for sale near you, here are a few reasons to consider us:
- We have two convenient locations, in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, offering sales, service and support throughout the Bay Area. Visit us in person today!
- We stock a carefully curated selection of products — unlike other guitar shops, we carry only brands and models we know our customers will love, so you can shop with confidence no matter what you're looking for.
- We offer friendly, no-pressure sales. Choosing a guitar should be a fun experience — we want you to walk away certain you've made the right choice, which is why we'll work with you to find something that inspires your creativity at a price that works for you.
Shop our selection of Gretsch guitars online using the links on this page. Better yet, visit us in person for assistance from one of our team members.