Kids Learn About Making Music Hands-On at New Interactive Gretsch Family Gallery

Innovative exhibit teaches young visitors how to record and write songs, be a performer and more; class and group tours encouraged Youngsters can record a song, mix a band, learn how hits are written and hear working musicians, band managers and other industry professionals talk about their jobs at the  Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family […]

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Fred and Dinah Gretsch Receive Georgia Governor’s Award

Earlier this week, Fred and Dinah Gretsch (president and CFO, respectively, of The Gretsch Company) were honored as recipients of the third annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Presented by the Office of The Governor in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Humanities Council, the award recognized the […]

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How the Gretsch Bi-Plane Was Built

A longtime woodworking enthusiast, Gretsch Master Builder Stephen Stern does not just make some of the most beautiful and painstakingly-crafted guitars. Recently, Stern built a biplane to live in the Gretsch Custom Shop in Corona, Calif., complete with the iconic Gretsch logo and a striking orange color. The plane is made of balsa wood and […]

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Parade Interviews Fred Gretsch About Beatlemania

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their U.S. television debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. With George Harrison rocking a Gretsch Duo Jet that night, business skyrocketed for Gretsch guitars. President and CEO Fred Gretsch recently spoke with Parade about how Beatlemania transformed his family-owned company. “Overnight, thousands of garage bands […]

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles—and Gretsch—on The Ed Sullivan Show

Has it really been 50 years? Seemingly incredibly, it has. And you could make a compelling case that the 1960s actually started on the evening of Feb. 9, 1964. That’s when the Beatles made their historic U.S. television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, drawing the largest viewing audience in the history of the medium […]

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2013: A Year of Celebrations for Gretsch’s 130th Anniversary

Courtesy of Gretsch.com 2013 marked Gretsch’s 130th Anniversary – a milestone that has been celebrated with a wide variety of activities and events throughout the year. Below is a look at some of the celebrations that have made this anniversary so spectacular! Announcing The Celebration To ignite the celebration, Fred Gretsch sent out a message […]

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Custom Shop Stories: Sara Ray Paints a Killer Duo-Jet

Credit Gretsch Master Builder Stephen Stern and renowned SoCal hot rod artist Sara Ray for teaming up to create another gem of a guitar from the Gretsch Custom Shop. The ’59 Duo-Jet that is headed to U.K. resident Steve Isaacs features a 130th Anniversary logo on a larger headstock and an amazing graphic from Ray.  […]

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Check Out This Stump-O-Matic Tattoo

Fall Out Boy superfan Cordia Jester, who founded the music blog Hit It Off Media, has a special tattoo in the works. Posting the photo above on Instagram, Jester is close to finishing a tribute to Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump and his signature Gretsch Stump-O-Matic Electromatic CVT. When contacted about the custom ink, […]

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Gretsch Featured in New Outlook.com Commercial

Is your email inbox impossibly clogged due to  spam or a constant stream of email newsletters you never subscribed to? Well, with the recent migration of the webmail service Hotmail to Outlook.com, it should be easier to manage your inbox with the new Sweep feature. In a recent commercial for Outlook.com, the system was shown […]

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Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons Discusses Gretsch Resonator in Sunday

Sally Fitzgibbons is one of the top surfers in the world, but the Australian also has many other interests. One of them is playing the guitar, as she recently revealed in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine.  In a feature titled “My Favourite Things,” Fitzgibbons talked about her Gretsch Roots Collection resonator, noting that, “This is the most […]

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