Posted on 2000 May 162023 January 03 by P4MUGretsch Gretsch, founded by Friedrich Gretsch in 1983, is an American company that manufactures guitars, basses and drums. Gretsch Basses Gretsch Drums Gretsch Guitars GRETSCH News Friedrich Gretsch was born on May 16, 1856. Where do we go from here? Back to Products. Go to Gretsch Guitars.