Other stringed instruments

Guitars weren’t the only stringed instruments Gretsch made. Over the years, they’ve made quite a few banjos, resonators, ukeleles and lap steels.

Guitars weren’t the only stringed instruments Gretsch made. Over the years, they’ve made quite a few banjos, resonators, ukeleles and lap steels.

Guitars weren’t the only stringed instruments Gretsch made. Over the years, they’ve made quite a few banjos, resonators, ukeleles and lap steels.

The Gretsch-GEAR database includes 22 different models and 26 examples in the Other stringed instruments family, including Concert Deluxe Ukulele, Concert Standard Ukulele, Electromatic Console lap steel, Electromatic Standard lap steel, Electromatic Student lap steel, Guitar-Ukulele, Jet Mainliner Lap Steel, Lap Steel, New Yorker Deluxe Mandolin, New Yorker Standard Mandolin, New Yorker Supreme A/E Mandolin, New Yorker Supreme Mandolin, NYC Camp Ukulele, Park Avenue F Mandolin A/E, Resonator-Ukulele, Soprano Standard Ukulele, Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele, Tenor Deluxe Ukulele and Tenor Standard Ukulele models.

Guitar models in the Other stringed instruments group

1700 Lap Steel
Documented years: 1952

This Synchromatic-line lap steel featured a sunburst finish, one Gretsch single coil pickup and a Synchromatic headstock logo. It was replaced by the model 5700 Electromatic lap steel.

1715 Lap Steel
Documented years: None

This Synchromatic-line lap steel was offered in a Black Sparkle finish and featured one Gretsch single coil pickup. It was replaced by the Electromatic model 5715

2700 Lap Steel
Documented years: None

Sunburst finish, one Gretsch single coil pickup, Electromatic headstock logo, identical to Synchromatic model 1700 except for headstock logo, replaced by model 5700

5700 Lap Steel
Documented years: 2004

The sunburst-finished Electromatic 5700 lap steel replaced the earlier 1700 and 2700 lap steels.

6147 Jet Mainliner Lap Steel
Documented years: 1955 to 1958

Originally, the 6147 was part of the mid-50s line of lap steels. In 1999 the model was revived as part of the short-lived Historic series -- and the only Historic with a 61xx model number. In this incarnation, the Jet Mainliner lap steel came with a sunburst finish, a Dynasonic ...

6150 Electromatic Student lap steel
Documented years: None

This Valco-made lap steel was offered in the late '40s and very early '50s. Interestingly, it used a model number normally associated with the 6150 Compact amp. Which was, coincidentally, also Valco-made.

6154 Electromatic Standard lap steel
Documented years: None

This Valco-made lap steel was offered in the late '40s and very early '50s. This model can be easily differentiated from the Student model lap steel by its 6-inline tuning machines, as opposed to the 3x3 tuning maching configuration of the student model.

6158 Electromatic Console lap steel
Documented years: None

This Valco-made lap steel was offered in the late '40s and very early '50s. This model can be easily differentiated from the Student and Standard lap steel models by its twin necks. This was the top-line lap steel offered by Gretsch until the introduction of the 6147 and 6148 Jet ...

9100 Soprano Standard Ukulele
Documented years: None

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string Soprano ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; dot fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; friction tuners; nickel hardware; 13.5" scale; semi-gloss vintage mahogany finish.

9101 NYC Camp Ukulele
Documented years: 2012 to 2013

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2013; 4-string ukulele; 8" round maple body & top; nato neck; dot fretboard inlays; nato fretboard, bridge & nut; friction tuners; nickel hardware; 13.5" scale; semi-gloss blue sunburst finish.

9110 Concert Standard Ukulele
Documented years: None

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string Concert ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; dot fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; friction tuners; nickel hardware; 15" scale; semi-gloss vintage mahogany finish.

9110-SM Concert Deluxe Ukulele
Documented years: None

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; mother-of-pearl snowflake fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; Grover 4B friction tuning pegs; nickel hardware; 15" scale; semi-gloss honey mahogany finish.

9112 Resonator-Ukulele
Documented years: 2013

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2013; 4-string concert-size resonator ukulele; Biscuit Resonator Cone; mahogany body, top & neck; mother-of-pearl snowflake fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut; maple saddle; Grover Sta-Tite tuners; nickel hardware; 15" scale; semi-gloss honey mahogany finish.

9120 Tenor Standard Ukulele
Documented years: 2013

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string Tenor ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; dot fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; Grover 9NB tuners; nickel hardware; 17" scale; semi-gloss vintage mahogany finish.

9120-SM Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Documented years: 2012

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string Tenor ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; mother-of-pearl snowflake fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; Grover 9NB tuners; nickel hardware; 17" scale; semi-gloss honey mahogany finish.

9121 Tenor A.C.E. Ukulele
Documented years: 2014

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2012; 4-string Tenor ukulele; single cutaway mahogany body, top & neck; mother-of-pearl snowflake fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; Grover 9NB tuners; nickel hardware; 17" scale; Fishman Kula pickup & electronics; semi-gloss honey mahogany finish.

9126 Guitar-Ukulele
Documented years: None

Part of the Gretsch Roots Collection, introduced in 2013; 6-string tenor ukulele; mahogany body, top & neck; mother-of-pearl snowflake fretboard inlays; rosewood fretboard & bridge; bone nut & saddle; Grover Sta-Tite tuners; nickel hardware; 17" scale; semi-gloss honey mahogany finish.

9300 New Yorker Standard Mandolin
Documented years: 2013

Sunburst Finish; Solid spruce top; Laminated mahogany back and sides; Mahogany neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; 13.875" scale; Sta-Tite Tuning Machines; Rosewood Compensated Saddle, Vintage-style Clamshell Tailpiece

9310 New Yorker Supreme Mandolin
Documented years: None

Vintage Mahogany Finish; Solid mahogany top, back and sides; Mahogany neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; 13.875" scale; Sta-Tite Tuning Machines; Rosewood Compensated Saddle, Vintage-style Clamshell Tailpiece

9311 New Yorker Supreme A/E Mandolin
Documented years: None

Antique semi-gloss Sunburst Finish; Solid mahogany top, back and sides; Mahogany neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; 13.875" scale; Sta-Tite Tuning Machines; Ebony Compensated Saddle, Vintage-style Clamshell Tailpiece; built-in Fishman M-300 piezo pickup system.

9320 New Yorker Deluxe Mandolin
Documented years: 2015

Sunburst Finish; Solid spruce top; Laminated mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck; Rosewood Fingerboard; 13.875" scale; Sta-Tite Tuning Machines; Rosewood Compensated Saddle; Piezo Electric Bridge Pickup; Vintage-style Clamshell Tailpiece

9350 Park Avenue F Mandolin A/E
Documented years: 2014 to 2017

Introduced in 2014; Antique semi-gloss Sunburst Finish; Oval soundhole; Rosewood Fingerboard with snowflake inlays; 13.5" scale; Solid spruce top; Solid maple back & sides; Sta-Tite Tuning Machines; Ebony Compensated Saddle, Vintage-style Clamshell Tailpiece; built-in Fishman M-300 piezo pickup system.