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Since Gretsch introduced their first electric guitar - the Electromatic - in 1939, the brand has remained a go-to choice among professional guitarists around the world. Of course, the unmistakable bite, twang and power of a Gretsch guitar has a lot to do with their pickups, and that's exactly what you'll find in this section. Gretsch guitar pickups are designed with the same meticulous attention to detail to sound quality as Gretsch instruments. Whether you're a vintage rockabilly enthusiast or an intricate jazz specialist, the Gretsch guitar pickup with your name on it is most likely sitting on this page.
Unless you came here with something specific in mind, we'll suggest kicking off your search with the pickup model that's considered to be the Gretsch standard: the DynaSonic Single-Coil Electric Guitar Pickup. Available for both neck and bridge positions (and in your choice of gold or chrome styles), this best seller delivers a power and fidelity unlike any other single-coil on the market. From blistering highs to rich, full lows, the DynaSonic has remained a favorite in the music since the late '40s, and any guitarist who is gunning for a retro tone owes it to themselves to check it out.
Another famous Gretsch guitar pickup is the Filter'Tron Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup. Gretsch first unleashed this model at the summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Chicago way back in 1957. It boasts dual-coils and is designed to filter out the electronic hum that's common with single-coil pickups. In addition to its hum-cancelling abilities, the Filter'Tron produces a warm tone with a heavy emphasis on sustain and output. Simply put, this versatile pickup is ideal for punk, psychobilly, rock and blues styles alike.
There are certain musical instrument companies that are synonymous with the rock'n'roll genre, and Gretsch is definitely one of them. Their roster of legendary guitarists is seemingly endless and includes notable icons like Chuck Berry, Chet Atkins, Keith Richards, Poison Ivy of The Cramps and Mike Ness of Social Distortion. If you're a fan of these guitarists, then you're definitely in the right place for new pickups. Give any one of the aforementioned Gretsch guitar pickups a closer look, and feel free to browse the rest of Gretsch's options here as well - you'll be glad you did.