Posted: February 24, 2012
Dhani Harrison appeared last night on Conan to discuss the new The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app last night that features his father’s most famous guitars. As you’ll see, there’s also a guitar in the collection that most of us have never seen before. Watch the interview below, and download the app at the iTunes store.
Posted: January 24, 2012
Wildwood Guitars teamed up with esteemed musician Greg Koch to cover the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Koch interviewed a variety of luthiers, product managers and musicians, including this interview with Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern.
Posted: January 23, 2012
The 2012 Gretsch Showcase at NAMM certainly was impressive with an array for Falcons, Penguins and Jets on display, but there was one guitar that certainly stood out.
From the mind of artist Sarah Gallenberger, the “Platinum Galaxy” guitar features her intricate design work.
“Last year, I was asked if I would do a Stratocaster for the Fender Music Foundation. They told me they’d auction it off and fly me out to Arizona for the event. I painted it, sent it back. They built it and I went out to Scottsdale for the benefit. I got to meet (Gretsch product manager) Joe Carducci.”
The ball was then rolling.
“I told Joe, ‘Sure, if I work really fast, I might be able to get one done in time for NAMM.’ There’s four in the works, but this was Halloween and I only had until about Christmas to get it done,” she continued with a laugh.
“I painted throughout December. I work out of my house, so I was literally on my kitchen table with a Chihuahua in my lap.”
Gallenberger chose black, silver and yellow as her main colors, really making the Steve Stern-built instrument pop.
Stern even added a Caddilac tailpiece to the base 6118 model to show more of the design.
“You can’t go wrong with black, silver, grey, blue and yellow, and I tried to pull off a fool-proof design,” said Gallenberger, noting that her next project in the series of four Gretsch pieces will feature red, black and gold flames. ”Who doesn’t like paisley? I wanted to do something that would appeal to a lot of people.”
Posted: January 23, 2012
Gretsch-yielding sisters Nik & Sam entertain the crowd at the 2o12 Gretsch Showcase. Watch this footage below as they perform “Boohoo.” Nik is rocking the NEW Gretsch G5022CE Rancher Jumbo Cutaway Electric guitar.
Posted: January 20, 2012
Ed Roland of Collective Soul gives us his quick first-impression of the NEW Gretsch G5022CE Rancher Jumbo Cutaway Electric.
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