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Martin – Gretsch & the “Long Game”

Martin – Gretsch & the “Long Game”

For those who may not know, Martin and Gretsch are both immigrant German families with lineage stretching back to a 19th Century American founding date. Both gained stature with the advent of rock-n-roll in the 1950s. Martin excelled as an acoustic guitar builder...

Women of “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Generation 3: Sylvia

Multi-talented First Lady to Bill Gretsch and mother of current president, Fred W. Gretsch. Sylvia Gretsch was an independent, outgoing, multi-talented lady who helped her husband, Bill, during the “scaled-down production” war years at Gretsch during World War II....

The Gretsch Drumkit That Made Olympic History

By Fred Gretsch As the world focuses on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, I’d like to share a story that took place the last time that the Summer Olympics were located in the Americas. North America, in fact, exactly twenty years ago. It was 1996, and...

Six Degrees of Separation–Gretsch Style!

Question: What does a nearly century-old guitar have to do with a college in the Chicago area, a country music artist from New York, and a classic building in Williamsburg? Answer: More than you might think. In a classic example of “six degrees of separation,” a Rex...