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Jimmie Webster: A Great Gretsch Ambassador

Jimmie Webster: A Great Gretsch Ambassador

Gretsch Celebrates the 110th Birthday of a Colorful Musician, Inventor, and Traveling Ambassador for Gretsch Guitars. Jimmie Webster was born on August 11, 1908 in Van Wert, Ohio into a very musical family. Both parents played as well as taught piano and his sister,...
The Stones’ First Roll Through Georgia

The Stones’ First Roll Through Georgia

I’ve been a fan and follower of Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones for many years. After all, Charlie is one of the longest-running Gretsch drum artists—a fact of which I’m very proud. But though I thought I knew a good deal about the band’s history, I recently...
Gretsch Family Connection to Titanic Passengers

Gretsch Family Connection to Titanic Passengers

Each April 15 the RMS Titanic sails back into the news along with all the stories arising from the tragic sinking of the legendary liner in 1912.  These stories capture the imagination of millions of people and, interestingly, the Gretsch Family has a direct...
The Gretsch Duo Jet: Still Rockin’ at 65

The Gretsch Duo Jet: Still Rockin’ at 65

In January 1951, Gretsch let the music world know it was a serious contender in the quickly evolving electric guitar business when it introduced the Electromatic and Electro II models at a three-day promotional show at New York’s Park Sheraton Hotel. Meanwhile, on the...