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Get a Sneak Peek at the New Bachman-Gretsch Collection

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Opening Jan. 15 at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Bachman-Gretsch Collection of vintage Gretsch guitars will provide a visually stunning window into the evolution of the instrument, from the early 1930s to the early 1980s.

This new exhibit marks the largest showing of stringed instruments ever mounted by the museum. Comprised of 75 guitars, it also marks the most comprehensive look at the Bachman-Gretsch Collection ever made available to the public.

The collection was amassed by Canadian guitarist and songwriter Randy Bachman, a key member of rock bands the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Bachman acquired more than 300 historic and rare Gretsch guitars in the 1970s and 1980s, which was purchased in 2008 by the Gretsch Foundation, the charitable arm of the Gretsch Family.

Gretsch’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeff Cary, who recently previewed the exhibit, sat down with Country Music Hall of Fame Curatorial Director Mick Buck to share his thoughts on the collection.

Watch the clip below to hear from Cary, and get a look at some of the stunning guitars on display.   Also, be sure to click here to find out how YOU COULD WIN A TRIP TO NASHVILLE TO VIEW THE COLLECTION!

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Andertons Music Tours Gretsch Showcase at NAMM

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During the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year, Andertons Music stopped by the Gretsch Showcase to check out some of the new products.

Not only did they run through the offerings from the Gretsch’s Roots Collection, but they also checked out an Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby in a stunning Silver Sparkle finish.

Watch both clips below.

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Glimpse the Gretsch Booth at the 2014 NAMM Show

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Tom Petersson

Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson hanging in the Gretsch Booth at NAMM.

Not to boast too much, but we think Gretsch guitars are pretty darn gorgeous. See some of the latest beauties in this quick video tour of the Gretsch Booth at the 2014 NAMM Show. Also, check out our photo gallery on Facebook featuring more Gretsch guitars and a few of our Gretsch artists.

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Chicago Music Exchange Holding Reverend Horton Heat Album Release Party

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On Sunday, Jan. 19, Chicago Music Exchange will host an album release party for Reverend Horton Heat’s upcoming effort, the hotly-anticipated Rev.

Beginning at 9 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to win exclusive Rev prizes, including autographed copies of the CD, and a Gretsch guitar.

In addition, Danielle Colby from the popular television show American Pickers will host the proceedings.

For more information, visit Reverend Horton Heat’s official website.

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2013: A Year of Celebrations for Gretsch’s 130th Anniversary

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Courtesy of Gretsch.com

2013 marked Gretsch’s 130th Anniversary – a milestone that has been celebrated with a wide variety of activities and events throughout the year. Below is a look at some of the celebrations that have made this anniversary so spectacular!

Announcing The Celebration
To ignite the celebration, Fred Gretsch sent out a message to the music world, inviting everyone to join the entire Gretsch family in celebrating their 130th year in the business.

“When my great-grandfather, Friedrich Gretsch, opened his instrument-making shop in Brooklyn, N.Y., back in 1883, he couldn’t know that he was establishing a musical dynasty that has continued over four generations,” said Fred Gretsch.

In January at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., the Gretsch Custom Shop launched the beautiful G6118T 130th Anniversary model guitar. It turned out to be a gorgeous instrument, with a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Metallic Gold on the top and Black on the back and sides. The guitar also boasted multiple silver-sparkle bindings.

The anniversary guitars were made even more special by the addition of a badge that boldly announced the company’s 130th year as a manufacturer.

“It’s a striking design and I’m proud to see it on our instruments,” Gretsch said at the time.

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