His influence continued through the 1990s with The Brian Setzer Orchestra.In 1990, Setzer became the first player since Chet Atkins to be honored with a signature-model Gretsch, the "Brian Setzer 6120", first of a line of Setzer signature models.
At the time, only Rickenbacker and Vox mass-produced them.Nesmith preferred the bluesy twangy sound of a Gretsch over the distinctive pop sound of a Rickenbacker.According to Nesmith, there was a luthier in Los Angeles who converted six-string electric guitars to twelve-string.The cover art of George Harrison's eleventh studio album, Cloud Nine (1987), features Harrison's first American-made guitar, a 1957 Gretsch 6128 Duo-Jet that he purchased in Liverpool in 1961. Gretsch released the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, modeled on the instrument Harrison's "first real decent guitar." Gretsch also made a run of 60 limited-edition replica G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute Custom Shop Duo Jet guitars, exact down to reproducing the original's scuffs and scratches; Harrison's son Dhani remarked, "I've never seen a more precise and detailed replica of any guitar in my life." Autralia'a own guitar legend Chris Cheney of The Living End also has a signature White Falcon produced and named in his honour, bringing the Gretsch name and sound to an entire new genertion.With an international music career over 27 years, with 7 albums and a string of superband appearances including The Beatle's White Album, David Bowie Tribute and Easyfever, this aussie legend has notched up a legion of players lining up to get their own Gretsch.