Gretsch Authorized Dealer

Gretsch guitars are built with the hand-craftsmanship and commitment to quality that we value so, Maple Leaf Music has officially become a registered dealer of these fine instruments.

Original Gretsch Building

The Gretsch Company at 104 South 4th Street in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Friedrich Gretsch founded his instrument building workshop in 1883 when he was 27 years old.  Of course, at that time, he was making banjos, drums and tambourines.  It was located in Brooklyn, New York.  Friedrich was focused on designing and building the best in class and given his Germanic roots, he was a stickler for precise detail, aesthetics and masterful techniques.

In 1939, over 55 years into the business, Gretsch introduced it’s first electric guitar “The Electromatic” along with the Synchromatic archtop guitar line.  The first Electromatic “Spanish” had a gorgeous sunburst and a carved arch-top. Electromatic Spanish by Gretsch  At the time, modernism was in full swing and this guitar featured a streamlined shape that was inspired by the contours of the modern era.  The addition of pickups and electricity catapulted this model into the mainstream in no time.  Notable musicians like Jimmie Webster collaborated with Gretsch to further the impact and relevance of the guitar.  Gretsch Brochure 1939

Since the 50′s the Gretsch arch-top guitar line has expanded and been refined to cater to a number of different musical applications while still being priced in a competitive way.  Maple Leaf Music is excited to become an authorized Gretsch dealer for the Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts region.  Please take a look at the guitars we’ll be carrying by clicking the link below.


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