Made in 1963. Evolved from the top-of-the-line ’50s Gretsch Electromatic Deluxe amps, bearing the same chrome “refrigerator” handle and model number. In the early ‘60s the Executive amp gained its typical asymmetric cabinet and a covering that matched the Gretsch guitarcases of the time. Manufactured by the Valco company who also made the famous Supro amps during the same era. This amp is quite similar to a Supro Thunderbolt in terms of power and speaker setup, although it is rectified with a 5U4 (instead of the diodes in the ‘Bolt) and offers a beautiful sounding and footswitchable bias tremolo effect as a bonus. Missing emblem, otherwise very clean and original. $1899.