1958 Gibson Explorer: how did something so space age come from Gibson in the 50's. Actually was a little too ahead of its time and was only made for 2 years and not seen again until the 78 reissue. Screams 'Rock' stage guitar and you can't help but knock out a few Edge riffs when you pick one up.
Gretsch guitars are being built since 1883. They need no introduction. Everyone knows the hollow-body guitars with the Bigsby like the Brian Setzer and the White Falcon models. But they also make acoustic guitars. And their Custom Shop creates awesome hand-painted guitars. http://www.guitarandmusicinstitute.com