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 20 different models and 16 examples in the Other stringed instruments family, including Concert Deluxe Ukulele, Concert Standard Ukulele, 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 1957

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.

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: None

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; 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; 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; 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: None

Sunburst Finish; 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

Introduced in 2014; Antique semi-gloss Sunburst Finish; Oval soundhole; Rosewood Fingerboard; 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.