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The Gretsch Building Turns 100

The Birthplace of Silver Jets, White Falcons, Round Badges, and “That Great Gretsch Sound” Turns 100 in 2016. Learn how in 1916 my grandfather, Fred Gretsch, Sr., took his bold vision of growing Gretsch into the largest music manufacturing company in America and constructed a large 10-story factory that, at the time, was the biggest building in Williamsburg, New York.

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Chet and Paul: Playing Side-By-Side for 25 Years

Forty years ago, three of the finest fingerpickers -- Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Paul Yandell -- participated in a friendly band member swap. Yandell, a guitar virtuoso and the consummate sideman, had been in Jerry Reed’s band for nearly five years. By 1975, Jerry no longer needed a band. Paul then paid a visit to his friend and mentor, Chet Atkins.

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Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at:

* Ladies Rule at the Home of Legends Thumbpicking Weekend!

* Dinah & Fred Gretsch Receive RESPECT Award

* Gretsch Drums Made Historic Journey


The Gretsch Guitars website gets a brand new look. Go check it out now!


American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection


German Guitar Heroes

Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.


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