Dating gretsch 6120
These were actually manufactured by Valco, and have become sought-after in the years following Valco's demise.
Johnny Marr, Martin Gore, and Matthew Ashman played Gretsch guitars.
Guitar production by the Gretsch Company began in the early 1930s, and Gretsch guitars became highly sought after, most notably in the 1950s and 1960s. handed over the family business to his son, Fred Gretsch Jr., after retiring in 1942. left to serve in WWII as a Navy commander, leaving the business in the hands of his younger brother, William Walter "Bill" Gretsch.