Early Electromatics milestones

1939
The first Gretsch electric guitar, the Electromatic, is offered. Production of these early Electromatics was farmed out, probably to Kay, and not many were made.
1939
6185 Electromatic Spanish introduced
1949
First post-war truly Gretsch Electromatic, debuts.
1951
First cutaway bodies appear on Electromatic and new Electro II guitar models.