Modern Gretsch Guitars

Custom Shop query

1

I noticed that there seem to be a lot of Stephen Stern CS guitars around these days. I know Fender CS has become more a top end of the production line these days as they are everywhere, but my curiosity about Gretsch is how many CS guitars are made in a year? Given the number there seem to be around, it seems like too much for one person to build. Hasn’t stopped me putting a down payment on a Stern G6136 DC 1962 CS guitar but made me curious

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I had a tour of the custom shop a few weeks ago, and it's not just him, there's maybe a half dozen other people working there. We probably only see his name because he's head of the shop.

3

If you are at all curious about the Custom Shop you owe it to yourself to tour it via the gretschguitars.com website. It's fascinating and well worth your time.

4

If I remember correct they celebrated their 1000th guitar not too long ago.

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Watched the video - I was just curious as, unlik Fender which has master builders and team built guitars, then just plain custom shop, every Gretsch has Stephen Sterns name on it and it seemed a hell of a workload for one person. It seems more like he oversees operations and doesn’t build each guitar


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