Left Handed Gretsch Guitars

14 Handsome Left Handed Gretsch Guitars 2022

by Chris

August 19, 2022

4 Comments

Share this post

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 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 quite a few models in their 2022 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!

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 Gibson Les Pauls and Fender 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

Please note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, so if you decide to buy anything through any of their links, I’ll get a commission at no extra cost to you. I may also earn from other links on this page too. If you do make a purchase, then thanks so much!

G5222LH Electromatic Double Jet BTNEW

MSRP $699.99, Made in China

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5222LH Electromatic Double Jet BT (Natural Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • FINISH: Natural

Check price/availability at:

G5232LH Electromatic Double Jet FTNEW

MSRP $699.99, Made in China

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5232LH Electromatic Double Jet FT (Midnight Sapphire Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • FINISH: Midnight Sapphire

Check price/availability at:

G5220LH Electromatic Jet BT Single-Cut with V-StoptailNEW

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5220LH Electromatic Jet BT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail (Jade Grey Metallic Finish)
Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5220LH Electromatic Jet BT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail (Dark Cherry Metallic Finish)

MSRP $699.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Chambered Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Big Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast with Round Button
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • FINISH: Jade Grey Metallic, Dark Cherry Metallic

Check price/availability at:

G5230LH Electromatic Jet FT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5230LH Electromatic Jet FT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail (Airline Silver Finish)
Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5230LH Electromatic Jet FT Single-Cut with V-Stoptail (Black Finish)

MSRP $699.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast with Round Button
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • FINISH: Airline Silver, Black

Check price/availability at:

G6228LH Players Edition Jet BT with V-Stoptail

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6228LH Players Edition Jet BT with V-Stoptail (Cadillac Green Metallic Finish)

MSRP $3,099.99, Made in Japan

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Standard “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood with Pearloid Big Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-65
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-65
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
  • FINISH: Cadillac Green Metallic

Check price/availability at:

G6128TLH Players Edition Jet FT with Bigsby

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6128TLH Players Edition Jet FT with Bigsby (Black Finish)

MSRP $3,299.99, Made in Japan

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Arched Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Standard “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with Bigsby B7PLH String-Thru
  • NECK PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
  • FINISH: Black

Check price/availability at:

Left Handed Gretsch Electric Guitars – Center Block

G5420LH Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Single-CutNEW

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5420LH Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut (Orange Stain Finish)

MSRP $899.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Classic “C”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Secured Laurel Base
  • NECK PICKUP: FT-5E Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: FT-5E Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style Open-Back
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • FINISH: Orange Stain

Check price/availability at:

G2622LH Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G2622LH Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail (Gunmetal Finish)
Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G2622LH Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail (Single Barrel Stain Finish)
Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G2622LH Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail (Torino Green Finish)

MSRP $549.99, Made in Indonesia

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (629 mm)
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BACK: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Nato
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Big Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-2S
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Broad’Tron BT-2S
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gunmetal, Single Barrel Stain, Torino Green

Check price/availability at:

G5622LH Electromatic Center Block with V-Stoptail

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5622LH Electromatic Center Block with V-Stoptail (Georgia Green Finish)

MSRP $799.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BACK: Arched Laminated Maple
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Thin “U”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Anchored Adjusto-Matic with V-Stoptail
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Broad’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast with Round Button
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • FINISH: Georgia Green

Check price/availability at:

Left Handed Gretsch Electric Guitars – Hollow Body

G5420LH Electromatic Hollow Body Single-Cut

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5420LH Electromatic Hollow Body Single-Cut (Black Finish)
Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5420LH Electromatic Hollow Body Single-Cut (Orange Stain Finish)

MSRP $849.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: 5-Ply Maple
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Secured Rosewood Base
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • FINISH: Black, Orange Stain

Check price/availability at:

G5422GLH Electromatic

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5422GLH Electromatic (Snow Crest White Finish)

MSRP $899.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • TOP: Arched Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Classic “C”
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Laurel with Pearloid Hump Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with secured laurel base
  • NECK PICKUP: FT-5E Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: FT-5E Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • HARDWARE: Gold
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style Open-Back
  • FINISH: Snow Crest White

Check price/availability at:

G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic (Matte Black Finish)

MSRP $1,699.99, Made in China

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.33″ (618 mm)
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • TOP: 5-Ply Arched Maple
  • NECK: One-Piece Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Matte Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood with Pearloid Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12.6″ (320 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphite
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Secured Rosewood Base and “Harp” Style Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Top Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Grover Sta-Tite Die-Cast
  • HARDWARE: Gold
  • FINISH: Matte Black

Check price/availability at:

G6120TG-LH Players Edition Nashville Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6120TG-LH Players Edition Nashville Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby (Orange Stain Finish)

MSRP $2,899.99, Made in Japan

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Pinned Ebony Base and Bigsby B6GP String-Thru Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: FT-67 Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: FT-67 Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone with No-Load Pot
  • TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
  • HARDWARE: Gold
  • FINISH: Orange Stain

Check price/availability at:

G6136TG-LH Players Edition Falcon Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars - G6136TG-LH Players Edition Falcon Hollow Body with String-Thru Bigsby (White Finish)

MSRP $3,899.99, Made in Japan

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Laminated Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony with Pearloid Neo-Classic Thumbnail Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (305 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjusto-Matic with Pinned Ebony Base and Bigsby B6GP String-Thru Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: FT-67 Filter’Tron
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: FT-67 Filter’Tron
  • CONTROLS: Volume 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone with No-Load Pot
  • TUNERS: Grover Imperial Locking
  • HARDWARE: Gold
  • FINISH: White

Check price/availability at:

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, Gretsch brings us lefty guitarists a good number of models.

Much like Duesenberg Guitars, Gretsch are thought of as a premium brand, and I think 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, Schecter, or Martin 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.

Photo credits: gretschguitars.com

  • 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?

  • {"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
    >