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Young Thumbs Keep Chet Atkins’ Music and Legacy Alive

By Fred W. Gretsch There was a noticeable and refreshing youth movement at this year’s 32nd annual CAAS (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) Convention held July 13-16 in Nashville. According to John Knowles CGP, there was one young performer at last year’s event, but...

Great Gretsch Guitarists: Joe Robinson

Multi-talented Wonder From Down Under By Fred W. Gretsch In 2001, the Gretsch family lost a dear friend with the passing of Chet Atkins, one of the most talented guitarists and influential musicians of a generation. That same year, a 10-year-old boy named Joe...

A Look Back at Our 130th Anniversary Events

A Gretsch Retrospective The year 2013 marked Gretsch’s 130th Anniversary—a milestone that was celebrated with a wide variety of activities and events throughout the year. Here’s a chronological retrospective of the excitement that marked this historic achievement....

Joe Robinson: Globe-Trotting Gretsch Guitar Great

Traveling is part of the job for any successful musician. But Gretsch artist Joe Robinson recently put in some “above and beyond the call” mileage on behalf of Gretsch Guitars and the 130th anniversary of the Gretsch Company. Saturday, June 15 saw Joe...

The Fred & Dinah Gretsch 130th Anniversary Tour

Nationwide Appearances Will Celebrate Gretsch History This year marks Gretsch’s 130th anniversary, and the company is going all-out to celebrate this historic milestone. Special promotional events in cities across the US and Canada will showcase Gretsch guitars and...