Gretsch Worldwide Community Events, Giveaways & More! – 2020
Join the worldwide community of Gretsch players and fans at some great upcoming events! And make sure to check out any current giveaways or special promotions and join in the fun!
Event: Musikmesse Plaza 2020, International Vintage Show. Special exhibition: Gretsch–The Famous Years
Date: April 1 to 4, 2020
Location: Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 4.1
From Messe Frankfurt: Legendary guitar models and an elaborately designed special exhibition show the history of the traditional Gretsch brand in the foyer of Hall 4.1. Throughout the music fair, the special exhibition “Gretsch – The Famous Years” offers you an insight into the style-defining times of the family company founded by the German emigrant Friedrich Gretsch in 1883. A particular focus is on the years 1954 to 1966, in which the Gretsch instruments had a decisive influence on the sound of world stars like the Beatles, Duanne Eddy, Chet Atkins or Bo Diddley – and thus also the development of the international music scene.
In addition, there is the exhibition “Guitars of the Stars”, which presents original instruments and amplifiers from world-famous musicians and other special pieces. In a sound cabin you can try out the fascination of vintage guitars for yourself and play models from brands such as Fender, Gibson and Gretsch with expert advice.
On the public days (Friday and Saturday) there are even more highlights for you: As part of the “Musikmesse Plaza” you can buy, sell or trade guitars, meet star guitarists and take part in Fender, Gibson and Gretsch workshops.
At the Vintage Concert Night on Friday evening, an all-star band led by musical director Thomas Blug invites you on a musical journey through time into rock history under the motto “Mojo of Gretsch Guitars”.
The International Vintage Show is created in cooperation with No. 1 Guitar Center Hamburg. This means that the successful collaboration in the past two years is entering a new round. In addition, Fred W. Gretsch, the great grandson of the company’s founder Friedrich Gretsch, and his wife Dinah are actively participating in the special show for two days and are available for technical discussions. The American pickup specialist TV Jones, Gretsch Europe and the No.1 Guitar Center also show a selection of current models from Gretsch production.
And as an absolute highlight: You can even buy these guitars on Friday and Saturday – on request with a photo and autograph of the Gretsch family.
For even more Gretsch Community events, visit GretschPages “Happenings.”
Event: Free Show & CD Signing
Date: November 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Amoeba Hollywood
Details: Gretsch Guitar artist and singer-songwriter Lynda Kay will performing as well as signing copies of her new CD Black & Gold. Don’t miss it! More info.
Event: That Great Gretsch Sound Clinic Event at Cream City Music
Date: October 17, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cream City Music, 12505 West Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
Details: Join Gretsch Guitars and Cream City Music for an evening of guitar talk and play. Explore the exciting and iconic tone of a truly original American guitar brand. This event is for guitar enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Learn more!