Gretsch Early Electromatics In the early 50s, “Electromatic” referred to the full line of Gretsch electric guitars. Eight different models and 19 examples are in the Gretsch-GEAR database, including Electro II, Electromatic and Electromatic Spanish models. Facebook Tweet Google+ 6185 Electromatic Spanish 6185-N Electromatic Spanish 6187 Electro II 6188 Electro II 6190 Electromatic 6191 Electromatic 6192 Electro II 6193 Electro II 6185 Electromatic Spanish The first Gretsch branded electric archtop, the Electromatic Spanish was introduced in 1939, around the same time as the Synchromatic line. The ... 6185-N Electromatic Spanish Natural finish 6187 Electro II Early non-cutaway Electro II, sunburst-finished 6188 Electro II Non-cutaway, natural finish. 6190 Electromatic The sunburst-finished early-50s precursor to the 6190 Streamliner. 6191 Electromatic The natural-finished early-50s precursor to the 6191 Streamliner. 6192 Electro II Sunburst, offered from 1951-54. Became the Country Club. 6193 Electro II Natural finish, offered from 1951-54. Became the Country Club. 1949 6185 Electromatic Spanish details 09148 I bought this guitar, 6185-6 in 1949-1950 (can't remember) with my paper route money $150. It shows to be made in Brooklyn, NY. It is birdseye maple back excellent condition elsewhere. I asked a Gretch rep here in my town about 20 or so years ago (before Gretch sold out) and he called a Shot Jackson in Nashville and Shot told him there were only eleven of these made. I am curious about the present day price of this guitar. Any help? 1949 6185 Electromatic Spanish details 4174 I found this old guitar in a music store in Missouri. They were asking $500 for it which I thought was reasonable. I traded a Heritage brand Les Paul style solid body electric even up for the Gretsch. Normally, this would seem like I got taken, but I bought the Heritage off of eBay for $450 so i felt like I got a great trade. I never played the Heritage and I play the Gretsch all the time. 1950 6185 Electromatic Spanish details 50XX I bought it in US and brought to my hometwon in Italy (Napoli). according to the retailer, the guitar had only one owner before who was the dad of the guy who sold the guitar to the shop. 1951 6185 Electromatic Spanish details 1951 6192 Electro II details 6619 My wife was helping a friend with an estate sale. This guitar had been stored in an attic for over 50 yrs. The homeowner was planning to throw it out. My wife brought it home - binding needed to be regaled, I reset the neck, repaired the tailpiece, cleaned up the pickups. It plays and looks lovely. 1952 6193 Electro II details 096XX Bought it sight unseen in '98 I think, through Guitar Trader classifieds. It belonged to a fellow who played in a neo swing band called the Camaros. Hard to believe people used to just send folks a check and a few weeks later you got a guitar in the mail. 1953 6192 Electro II details 88XX 6185-N Electromatic Spanish details 10840 Bought in a vintage shop to play with big-band. Gits got some serious MoJo. 1953 6192 Electro II details 09575 Purchased from a US Pawn Shop 1956 6191 Electromatic details 177XX ◀ 1 of 10 ► Comments No comments have been posted. Perhaps you'd like to be the first? You'll need to sign in or register to comment.