9 Handsome Left Handed Gretsch Guitars – New For 2021

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars
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Last Updated on February 17, 2021 by Chris

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - Left Handed Maple Stain Chet Atkins

After checking out Duesenberg‘s range of left handed guitars, I thought I’d have a look at Gretsch Guitars.

Gretsch have recently announced their new 2021 guitar range. Should we have a look at how many left handed Gretsch guitars there are this year? Of course we should!

I first heard of Gretsch when reading about the most expensive production guitar, which, at the time the book I was reading was written, was the White Falcon, an electric hollow-body guitar introduced in 1954 and created for that year’s NAMM show.

Now, around 30 years later, I still think it’s a fantastic guitar, and it’s great to see it still being sold to this day. Is there a left handed Gretsch White Falcon available? You’ll find out below!

I’ve listed the new 2021 guitars before all the existing ones in each category.

If you’d rather, you can go straight to the guitars.

Otherwise, read on to find out a little more about Gretsch.

Who Are Gretsch Guitars?

Gretsch Falcon

The Gretsch company was founded in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York by a young German by the name of Friedrich Gretsch, not long after he’d arrived in the United States. Not bad for a 27-year-old immigrant!

At this time, he began making banjos, drums, and tambourines.

Unfortunately, 12 years later, disaster struck, and Friedrich died. He left his company to his teenage son Fred, who quickly learned the ropes and by 1916 his company had become one of America’s leading importers and manufacturers of musical instruments.

To grow the Gretsch company, Fred found out that there was a big market for guitars. What the public wants, the public gets! So Gretsch went into guitar manufacturing. First, acoustic archtops for jazz musicians, and a few flat-tops for country & western performers.

In 1942, Fred Gretsch, Sr. retired from the company and left it to his sons Fred Jr. and William.

Fred Jr. briefly managed the company before joining the Navy, leaving Bill Gretsch as president of the company until his death in 1948. It was then that Fred Jr. returned to run the company to great success.

During the ‘50s, Gretsch could boast outselling some of Fender’s new guitars, thanks partly to famous artists and endorsers like Chet Atkins, Eddie Cochran, and Duane Eddy.

Later in the ’60s, Beatles legend George Harrison was also known to play some Gretsch models, further boosting sales and awareness of the company.

In the late ’60s, Fred Gretsch decided to retire and sold the company to Baldwin Manufacturing, and from the late ’60s and through the ’70s, sales of Gretsch Guitars slumped, and the company shut down its production in the early ’80s.

Dinah and Fred Gretsch

By 1984, Fred W. Gretsch, the great-grandson of Gretsch Guitars’ founder, bought back the family company and sought to bring it back into favor.

They made a deal with Fender Musical Instruments Corp. in 2002 to manufacture and distribute their guitars and bring them to a wider audience.

What Do I Think of Gretsch Guitars?

Gretsch G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon

As mentioned earlier, I first heard of Gretsch by reading about the most expensive guitar ever at the time, and when I actually saw some pictures of that guitar, I thought it looked beautiful, with its elegantly colored white finish along with the ornate gold hardware.

It was the definition of class!

Ever since then, I’ve wanted to own one of these beauties! Unfortunately, they’re quite a way out of my price range at the moment…

Other than the White Falcon, I later became a fan of the Duo Jet, primarily because I liked the UK band The Charlatans whose guitarist Mark Collins played one during the mid-to-late ’90s. Later, I’ve seen him play Les Pauls and Telecasters though.

Different Types of Gretsch Guitars

Gretsch’s range of guitars come in several different types:

  • Solid Body
  • Center Block
  • Hollow Body
  • Bass
  • Acoustic
  • Folk & Bluegrass
  • Custom Shop

Left Handed Gretsch Electric Guitars – Solid Body

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G5230LH Electromatic JetNEW

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5230LH Electromatic Jet - Airline Silver

Made in China

Specs:

  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel (Airline Silver), Black Walnut (Black)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • FINISH: Airline Silver, Black

G5220LH Electromatic Jet

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5220LH Electromatic Jet - Dark Cherry Metallic

Made in China

Specs:

  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Black Walnut
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Broad’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Broad’Tron
  • FINISH: Dark Cherry Metallic

G6128TLH Players Edition Jet

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6128TLH Players Edition Jet - Black

Made in Japan

Specs:

  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • NECK PROFILE: Standard “U”
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with Bigsby B7PLH String-Thru
  • NECK PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • FINISH: Black

G6228LH Players Edition Jet

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6228LH Players Edition Jet - Cadillac Green Metallic

Made in Japan

Specs:

  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • NECK PROFILE: Standard “U”
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-65
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-65
  • FINISH: Cadillac Green Metallic

Left Handed Gretsch Electric Guitars – Center Block

G2622LH StreamlinerNEW

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G2622LH Streamliner - Gunmetal

Made in Indonesia

Specs:

  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BACK: Arched Laminated Maple
  • SIDES: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (629 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-2S
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-2S
  • FINISH: Gunmetal, Single Barrel Stain, Torino Green

G5622LH Electromatic

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5622LH Electromatic - Georgia Green

Made in China

Specs:

  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BACK: Arched Laminated Maple
  • SIDES: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (629 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • FINISH: Georgia Green

Left Handed Gretsch Electric Guitars – Hollow Body

G5420LH Electromatic

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5420LH Electromatic - Orange Stain

Made in Korea

Specs:

  • BODY: 5-Ply Maple
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Secured Rosewood Base and “Harp” Style Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • FINISH: Black, Orange Stain

G6120TLH Players Edition Nashville

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6120TLH Players Edition Nashville - Orange Stain

Made in Japan

Specs:

  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Rocking Bar with Bigsby B6GP String-Thru
  • NECK PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • FINISH: Orange Stain

G6136TLH-WHT Players Edition Falcon

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6136TLH-WHT Players Edition Falcon - White

Made in Japan

Specs:

  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Rocking Bar with Bigsby B6GP String-Thru
  • NECK PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • FINISH: White

Left Handed Gretsch Acoustic Guitars

Unfortunately, at the moment, there are no left handed Gretsch acoustic guitars in production. Let’s hope they will become available in the near future.

Left Handed Gretsch Bass Guitars

Unfortunately, there are no left handed Gretsch bass guitars in production this year. Let’s hope they decide to make some in the near future.

Left Handed Gretsch Folk & Bluegrass Instruments

Again, there are no left handed Gretsch folk & bluegrass instruments in production at the moment. Hopefully there’ll be some available to lefties soon.

Final Thoughts

This year, 2021, Gretsch brings us lefty guitarists two new models to add to the existing seven models already in production.

Much like Duesenberg Guitars, Gretsch are thought of as a premium brand, and I think nine different lefty models isn’t a bad range of guitars, and Gretsch should be commended for giving us a decent number of lefty models, even though they offer a hundred right handed instruments.

Sure, they don’t have as many left handed guitars as companies like ESP or Schecter, but it’s pretty good going, especially for a premium brand like Gretsch.

Some guitar companies only have one or two lefty models. Hell, some don’t even have any! So it’s nice to know we are being considered.

What are your thoughts on Gretsch guitars? Do you own one? Do you want to own one? Let us know in the comments below.

9 Handsome Left Handed Gretsch Guitars – New For 2021

2 thoughts on “9 Handsome Left Handed Gretsch Guitars – New For 2021

  1. Gretsch have always been pretty lefty-friendly. That alone makes them worth a look… Didn’t Malcolm Young of AC/DC play Gretsch for the longest time?

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