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Remembering Bill and Sylvia Gretsch

Remembering Bill and Sylvia Gretsch

A Tribute To A Remarkable Couple By Fred W. Gretsch My father, William “Bill” Gretsch, and mother, Sylvia, both played a major role not only in my life, but also in the legacy of the Gretsch Company. Gretsch has always been a family business. My great-grandfather,...

Gretsch at Carnegie Hall: Capturing a Moment In Time

By Fred Gretsch It’s said that every picture tells a story. Well, there are a multitude of stories connected with the historic picture that accompanies this article. The occasion, the setting, and many of the individuals depicted in the photo all have fascinating...
Remembering Duke Kramer

Remembering Duke Kramer

Charles Kramer went by many nicknames, “Duke”, “The Silver Fox”, even “Mr. Guitar Man.” You could also call him “The Thread.” Duke Kramer was the thread, the constant connection that bridged eight decades of Gretsch...
“Mr. Guitar Man” . . . Duke Kramer

“Mr. Guitar Man” . . . Duke Kramer

Charles “Duke” Kramer, also known as “Mr. Guitar Man,” was pivotal in making Gretsch electric guitars what they are today – for guitar aficionados, they are synonymous with quality workmanship and a unique acoustic, breathy sound. Artists...