Great Gretsch Fun in the Great White North
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, members of the The Gretsch Pages (GDP) and Gretsch-Talk online communities with support from Gretsch Guitars participated in the fifth annual Canadian Roundup–a gathering of Gretsch Guitar enthusiasts. Along with live musical performances, attendees were treated to food, prizes, and fire branding with the “official” Gretsch branding iron! It all happened at the Royal Canadian Airforce Lodge in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Here are some event highlights in pictures:
And the cherry to top off the day was when attendees had the opportunity to fire brand a wooden board that proudly displayed their signed event “proclamation” that stated, “PRESENT & ACCOUNTED FOR AS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING”. A few folks got carried away and branded guitar cases. (See videos below.) One attendee even branded their car bumper!
Many thanks to local Authorized Gretsch dealers, Center Stage Music (Kingston, ON) and The Guitar Corner (Kitchener, ON) who were present and showed support by displaying store-stock Gretsch inventory and donating prizes.
And a special, big THANK-YOU to Mr. Joe Carducci, a great Gretsch brand ambassador, who puts his heart and soul into every event for the benefit of Gretsch fans worldwide!!
Thanks to all who attended! Hope to see you next year in the Great White North!