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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Israel Nash Continues to Roll Out New Music

As fans eagerly await July 27’s album Lifted from Israel Nash, the Texas-based troubadour continues to tide them over with fresh cuts from the effort — first with a stream of lead single “Rolling On,” then an official music video for “Lucky Ones” and now another audio stream of “SpiritFalls.” In the Cameron Ford directed […]

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10 Marvelous Gretsch Custom Shop Masterpieces

The Gretsch Custom Shop, led by Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern, came out swinging for this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Cali. During a private Custom Shop event on Wednesday night, the team showcased 10 marvelous builds ranging from retro to righteous. Here’s a look at each of these remarkable custom beauties: Gretsch Custom Shop […]

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Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundown with Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus

Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger recently met up with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus for a Rig Rundown featuring the vast collection of guitars that he is currently touring with. Included in Fortus’ collection is a pair of Gretsch G6136T Players Edition Falcon axes, in White and Black, as well as a one-of-a-kind Stephen Stern […]

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Portugal. The Man Rock the 2017 AMAs

Portland, Oregon based indie-rockers Portugal. The Man performed their hit song “Feel It Still,” off latest album Woodstock this past Sunday during the 2017 American Music Awards. As the performance kicked off, a message appeared on the screen behind the band that read “no computers up here, just live instruments.” Although that message likely ruffled […]

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Miley Cyrus Belts Out Soulful Breakup Ballad on ‘Fallon’

A glamorously-clad Miley Cyrus made another appearance Tuesday night on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she belted out her soulful breakup ballad “Week Without You.” Midway through, the pop country superstar adlibbed her lyrics. After singing “I’m sick of wearing this stupid dress,” Cyrus shouted out “but it looks good, doesn’t it, everybody?” […]

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QOTSA Tease New Album with Music Video

Tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 25), Queens of the Stone Age will drop their first new album since 2013’s …Like Clockwork with the release of the Mark Ronson-produced album Villains. In lead up to the album’s release, the rock and roll Palm Desert, Calif. formed outfit released a new music video for lead single “The Way You […]

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We The Kings’ Coley O’Toole on his Gretsch Players Edition Tennessee Rose

Following a recent show, Gretsch Guitars hopped on the We The Kings tour bus to catch up with guitarist Coley O’Toole and get a quick, down and dirty look at his Gretsch Players Edition Tennessean Rose guitar. “This is just a piece of gear that I”m actually privileged to play,” said O’Toole. “If music is […]

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Get Acquainted with the New Vintage Select Solid Body Guitars

Get acquainted with the all-new 2017 Gretsch Vintage Select Edition models, including new Duo Jets, a Penguin, a Silver Jet and a Jet Firebird. Inspired by the pivotal and prolific years of Gretsch’s 1950s and early ’60s golden age, Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument […]

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Players Edition Anniversary wins ‘Guitarist Gear of the Year’ Award

U.K.’s Guitarist magazine dedicated much of its December issue to featuring their 2016 standout gear selections, and Gretsch is proud to report that our Players Edition Gretsch G6118T won a “Guitarist Gear of the Year” award in the Semi-Acoustic Electrics category. “Improving on the classics might be a no-no for vintage-tone freaks, but for many […]

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Lady Gaga Performs on ‘SNL’; Debuts new Apple Music Spot

Lady Gaga celebrated the release of new album Joanne with an appearance on Saturday Night Live where she performed “Million Reasons” and a feverish rendition of country-pop-disco single “A-Yo.” Gaga got an assist on guitar for “A-Yo” from producer Mark Ronson, and as the song progressed, the songstress went from shimmying across the stage floor to […]

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