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Gretsch Worldwide Community Events, Giveaways & More! – 2018

Gretsch Worldwide Community Events, Giveaways & More! – 2018

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:  Duane Eddy UK Tour
Date: October 2018 (See image above for dates)
Location: London, Glasgow, Manchester.
Details: In celebration of his 80th birthday, Duane Eddy will be visiting the UK for 3 dates in October 2018.  Sponsored by Gretsch Guitars and supported by Robert Vincent.  Get your tickets now!

Event:  Holiday Ohana
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Location: Santa Ana, CA.
Details:  Jason Lee & the R.I.P. Tides join the Big Poi Combo to create a holiday happening the weekend following Thanksgiving. This event is sponsored by Gretsch Guitars and will include a Gretsch guitar giveaway! A multitude of musical styles planned throughout the night! Holiday Ohana is a unique gathering of the tribe and includes a full menu, free parking, and an-all ages show in the same location as the Tiki Island Expo: Original Mike’s in Santa Ana. Reserve your seats now before they sell out!



The Gretsch Guitars Sound of Honor Contest

In celebration of more than 135 years of “That Great Gretsch Sound™,” we honor not only the legendary greats who have put Gretsch on the map, but all of YOU who daily wave the banner for Gretsch.

Gretsch Guitars invited you to share photos of you playing your favorite Gretsch guitar via direct photo upload or on Instagram with our #GretschSoundofHonorContest hashtag for the chance to win a G5420TG Electromatic® 135th Anniversary LTD Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby®. Thanks to all who accepted the invitation!

The entry period ended on July 2.  Here’s the remainder of the contest schedule:

  1. Contest Judging Period: Begins at or about 9:00:00 AM PST on July 3, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PST on July 17, 2018
  2. Contest Winner Announcement: The ‘Contest Winner’ will be announced on July 18, 2018.

See the gallery of entries.

And the winner is . . . (click to find out!)


For even more Gretsch Community events, visit GretschPages “Happenings.”



Event:  Fear the Riff
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY
Details:  Enjoy this 2nd annual effects, pedals, and guitar gear expo. “’Fear the Riff’ is NYC’s premier gathering of the worlds best producers of boutique guitar gear. This event is open to producers of stompboxes, custom effects, picks, amps, speaker cabinets, guitrs and basses.”

Our friends at Sam Ash will be giving away a Gretsch Streamliner G2655T guitar! And to top it off, get some Gretsch 135th anniversary swag while there from Gretsch Generation 5 cousin Kip!


Event:  Chicago Music Exchange & Gretsch Guitars
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 – 6:30pm
Location: Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Details: In celebration of the Gretsch Company’s 135th Anniversary, join Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Stephen Stern (Senior Master Builder – Gretsch Custom Shop), Gonzalo Madrigal (Master Builder – Gretsch Custom Shop), and Joe Carducci – Product Marketing Specialist, for an evening of great music, prizes, swag, and more!!

Visit the Chicago Music Exchange Facebook page for more.