13 New Astonishing Gretsch Custom Shop Models

Every time we visit the Gretsch Custom Shop in Corona, Calif., there are so many new wonders to behold from Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern and his crew. Many of those fine creations debuted last week at our annual Custom Shop NAMM event, and we are delighted to spotlight them here. G6134-GC515 Custom Shop 15th […]

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We’ve Got 10 New Gretsch Temptations Coming Your Way

Another new year is upon us and we’ve got plenty of tempting new guitars coming your way to keep your musical creativity flowing. Here’s a quick introduction to 10 of our new oh-so tempting Gretsch models. G6636T Players Edition Falcon™ Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby® Want the venerable Black Falcon style, but the full-size hollow […]

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Watch Gretsch Custom Shop Team Showcase Their NAMM Builds

“I don’t want to boast but sometimes it still surprises me. I’ll go walk by the finish rack and go ‘How did we do that?’ It’s incredible to me. It still amazes me.” – Gretsch Custom Shop’s Chad Henrichsen. Go ahead and boast Chad! You and the rest of the Custom Shop team crushed it […]

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Gretsch Custom Shop Unveils the Limited Edition 15th Anniversary G6134 Custom ’59 Penguin

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop, where time-honored legacy reaches its creative apex. From modern versions of legendary Gretsch® instruments to artist tribute models and specially requested one-off guitars, the Gretsch Custom Shop takes “That Great Gretsch Sound!™” to an entirely new plane. To commemorate the anniversary, the Custom Shop is […]

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Don’t Miss the New Hillsong United Video for ‘Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)’

Hillsong United is currently in the middle of mixing their next album over in Cardiff, Wales, but fans can already get a taste for what’s in store with the new music video for “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now).” The comforting and soaring cut was recorded live at the Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference in Sydney, […]

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Nekromantix Guitarist Francisco Mesa Dishes on all Things Gretsch

Guitarist Francisco Mesa celebrates his 10th anniversary with psychobilly band Nekromantix in 2019. But as a longtime fan of the genre and Nekromantix even before stepping in to join the band, Mesa wanted to stay authentic to the style and sound of the players who came before him, and that meant playing a Gretsch. “I […]

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Total Guitar Checks in with Gretsch-Wielding Artist Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe’s unorthodox talent fuses multiple styles from neofolk to trip-hop and doom metal to create as Total Guitar magazine says “one of the most singular sounds we’ve heard in contemporary guitar music. The magazine’s December issue includes a terrific feature on the “lone wolfe” artist, including a touring rig breakdown and insightful Q&A that […]

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Gretsch Wrapped 2018 With ‘Premier Gear Award’

Gretsch ended 2018 on a high note with a Premier Guitar Award for the G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster® Center Brock Double-Cut with String-Thru Bigsby®, which was prominently featured on the cover of the December issue. “Our resident Gretsch super-fan Shawn Hammond ended up fantastically impressed with the G6609TFM, one of a line of center-block semi-hollows equipped […]

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T.S.O.L.’s Ron Emory: ‘Gretsch Are Rock and Roll Guitars’

“When I put one of those big [Gretsch] hollow bodies on, it’s making a statement,” said T.S.O.L. guitarist Ron Emory in a new Gretsch video. “And plugging them in, it’s different. My band loves when I play them.” Emory’s history with Gretsch dates back to his teen years when he was first smitten by the […]

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Duane Eddy Recalls His Legacy With Gretsch

Duane Eddy made a recent visit to London’s Regent Sounds where the legendary guitarist sat down for an intimate interview with Guitar Magazine. The video, which is now available on YouTube, covers a range of topics, including the first time he set eyes on a Gretsch G6120. “I was 19 when I walked into Ziggie’s […]

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