“Welcome to the guitar collection. On the second floor of our store we have on display over 300 guitars and more than 50 amps that I’ve accumulated over the years. The friends and customers that have visited us seem to really appreciate being able to view this, so we thought we would share it with our online friends and fellow guitar enthusiasts as well. Enjoy!”
– Dave Rogers
The items in Dave’s Collection are not available for purchase.
- Gretsch X
Western Orange, Serial number 33066.
Model 6071 Bass, ’66
Walnut, Serial # 86184.
Western Orange, Serial # 21485. The Fred Gretsch Company introduced its most famous flat-top, The Rancher in1954. The Rancher was a jumbo 17 inch wide, triangular soundhole acoustic based on… READ MORE
Western Orange, Serial # 18527. By the early ‘50s guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins was a well known Nashville studio musician on his way to becoming a successful recording artist in… READ MORE
Western Orange, Serial # 25017. In 1954, the Fred Gretsch Company introduced its own artist signature guitar in response to the success of Gibson’s Les Paul guitar. The virtuoso country… READ MORE
Western Orange, Serial # 26522. The Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120 was introduced in 1954. Gretsch designed it with input from Chet Atkins to be his signature model guitar…. READ MORE
Western Orange, Serial # 40749. In 1954, the Fred Gretsch Company introduced its own artist endorsed guitar in response to the success of Gibson’s Les Paul Model. The virtuoso country… READ MORE
Cherry Red, Serial # 34983. In 1958 the Fred Gretsch Company decided to expand the successful Chet Atkins signature guitar line introduced in 1954, which already included the Chet Atkins… READ MORE
Country Gentleman, '61
Walnut, Serial # 41707. The Gretsch Country Gentleman debuted in 1958 as the top model of the Chet Atkins line, which now included the economy Tennessean 6119, as well as… READ MORE
Walnut, Serial # 44245.
Country Gentleman, '65
Walnut, Serial # 79726.
White Falcon, ’58
White, Serial # 26356. The exciting changes in the popular music of the 1950s also called for electrifying transformations in musical instruments. The electric guitar was increasingly prominent, so the… READ MORE
Electro II, '53
Sunburst, Serial # 09618.
Country Club, '55
Country Club, ’62
Cadillac Green, Serial # 47040. The Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company had been making drums, banjos and lower priced student guitars distributed by other brands since 1883, but it wasn’t until… READ MORE
Red, Serial # 17771.
White Falcon, '67
White, Serial # 271011.
Silver Jet, '55
Silver Sparkle, Serial # 16622. In 1953 the Gretsch Company introduced its first solidbody electric guitar: the Duo Jet. It was intended to compete with Fender’s Telecaster and Gibson’s Les… READ MORE
Jet Firebird, '57
Oriental Red, Serial # 23809. Leo Fender’s revolutionary solid body guitars created quite a stir in the early 1950’s. The established guitar manufacturers of the day initially viewed the Fender… READ MORE
Western Orange, Serial # 23405. By 1953, The Fred Grestch Manufacturing Company had been building drums banjos and guitars for 70 years. The traditional instrument maker made what seemed like… READ MORE