American Sound & Beauty: Guitars From the Bachman-Gretsch Collection

The Bachman-Gretsch Collection Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, TN ran from January through July 2016.  We hope you had the opportunity to explore the history of the guitar with the exhibition that featured "...the largest collection of stringed instruments ever displayed by the museum" and also marked the first time this collection was made available to the public.

Some exciting and fun programs happened throughout the exhibit.  Below are a few of the most recent programs, some of which you can enjoy at the links:

Gretsch Bass Demonstration: Tom Petersson, June 23. Watch.

Gretsch Fred & Joe Show: The Story of the Gretsch Guitar with Fred Gretsch & Joe Carducci, June 24. Watch.

Songwriter Session:  Lindsay Ell, June 25. Watch.

Beatles Gear: The Gretsch Invasion with Andy Babiuk, June 25.

Musical Celebration to Send Off the Bachman-Gretsch Exhibit: The Gretsch Sound: A Guitar Pull with Tommy Emmanuel, Eddie Pennington, Joe Robinson, and Striking Matches, July 16, 2:00 p.m.  Watch.


Read more about the collection along with comments from Fred Gretsch.

And Watch the intro video.