NorCal Roundup Attendees Got to “Join the Jet Set!”
A good time was had by all who attended the 12th Annual NorCal Gold Rush Roundup (Sept 13-15, 2019). Gretsch Guitar enthusiasts from the GretschPages.com and Gretsch-Talk.com forums gathered from around the country to celebrate That Great Gretsch Sound in the beautiful Sierra mountains. Twangin’ guitars and rockin’ sounds radiated from the main lodge and echoed through the tall pine trees at Camp Lodestar located in the sleepy mountain town of Wilseyville, California.
With this year’s theme, “Join the Jet Set,” attendees were encouraged to bring their Gretsch Jet™ guitars. Jam sessions and band performances, electric and acoustic, continued from morning to late into the evening. Saturday night festivities included a “History of the Duo Jet Guitar” presentation by Gretsch Marketing Specialist Joe Carducci which included details of the evolution of the instrument from 1953 to present day.
Another weekend highlight was the now-legendary “Drop-Your-Pick-In-The-Sound-Hole” game where attendees personalize their favorite guitar pick then drop it into the sound hole of a designated guitar. When the guitar is shaken upside-down and your pick falls out, cool Gretsch swag and guitars are among the prizes!
If you didn’t have the opportunity to join in on the fun, make sure to visit the GretschPages site and find out how you can attend in 2020!
Enjoy this gallery of photos from the 2019 NorCal Roundup!
Big thanks to the worldwide community of Gretsch musicians, players, and fans, and an extra big thanks to Great Gretsch Ambassador Joe Carducci!