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Monthly Archives: January 2011

USA Today Features the Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison “Tribute” Duo Jet

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Take a look at today’s USA Today for an article on the Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison “Tribute” Duo Jet, a limited-run tribute model of the instrument Harrison described as his “first really decent guitar.”

“I’ve never seen a more precise and detailed replica of any guitar in my life,” says Harrison’s son, Dhani in the USA Today piece.

Read the entire article for more details here.

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The Gretsch Tim Armstrong Giveaway Winner

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Congrats to Madison Harris of Idaho for winning our Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic® Hollow Body Guitar Giveaway!  Madison will soon be receiving her new guitar, and we hope she’ll shoot us some photos once she does!

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Vintage Guitar Details the History of the Gretsch Duo Jet

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Vintage Guitar’s February 2011 issue includes a spread on the birth of the Gretsch Duo Jet™.

The magazine rewinds to 1953 to share a detailed history of the first Gretsch Electromatic Solid Body Guitar, aka the model 6128 Duo Jet. The article explains what sets apart the very first 150 guitar run (with serial numbers 11900 through 12049) from later models, including the scripty Jet Gretsch logo, and on some 1953 models, a Gretsch drum badge affixed to their lower bout.

Pick up the issue and flip to page 32 to read the full article.


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The Music of Neil Young YouTube Contest

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Proving he knows how to be a good sport, Neil Young is playing up the recent parody on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featuring Bruce Springsteen and the show’s host, dressed as Young, performing a cover of Willow Smith’s song “Whip My Hair” by launching a video contest.

Today, the New York Post announced the details of the Music of Neil Young YouTube contest, which offers fans a chance to win VIP tickets to “The Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall” tribute concert on Feb. 10, and entry to the artist after-party at City Winery.

Entrants must create an original Neil Young Tribute video, featuring themselves performing or interpreting a song by the legendary songwriter, and upload the results to the City Winery’s YouTube page here, with a personal introduction.

The winners will be chosen based on the originality and creativity of the video. For more details and official rules, visit the contest entry page here.

The lineup for the benefit concert at Carnegie Hall features more than 20 confirmed artists including Patti Smith, The Roots, Aimee Mann, Cowboy Junkies, Bettye LaVette, Shawn Colvin, Keller Williams, Joan Osborne, Mason Jennings, J Mascis, Pete Yorn, Joe Purdy, DeVotchKa, Bebel Gilberto, Antibalas and Ben Ottewell (Of Gomez).

100% of the net proceeds from the concert will be given to six music education non-profits: The American Symphony Orchestra Music Notes, Church Street School of Music, Young Audiences, Music Unites All-Youth Choir, The Pinwheel Project, and FIKS (Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools).

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Pushking’s New Video Features Billy Gibbons

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Check out Pushking’s  new video “It’ll Be O.K.”, featuring ZZ Top and Gretsch artist Billy Gibbons and Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme.

Pushking’s new album The World As We Love It will be released on Feb. 1 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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