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Gretsch Fred & Joe Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival Hits Brooklyn June 2

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The Gretsch Fred & Joe Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival event will hit the Street Sounds music store on Saturday, June 2 from 12 – 7 p.m. in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The free event will feature continuous musical performances by pop-rock quartet Fountains of Wayne, Nik & Sam, Paul Pigat and Cousin Harley, The Octanes, and Foxy Studs. Guests making very special appearances include Fred Gretsch, the fourth-generation owner of the iconic Gretsch Guitar Company, Gretsch Guitars Product Specialist, Joe Carducci, OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, and more.

In addition, guests will enjoy a hands-on guitar clinic with Gretsch Guitars Custom Shop Master Builder, Stephen Stern, and the opportunity to meet and greet Gretsch Girl Kim Falcon, who will be signing her new posters.

For more information, visit Street Sounds’ official website.

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Watch Clips of Paul Pigat Perform at Gretsch Showcase

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Cousin Harley’s Paul Pigat and guests help rock the stage at the 2012 Gretsch Showcase. Watch a few clips shot by fans …

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Paul Pigat Compares Vintage VS. New Guitars Via Guitar Aficionado

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Paul Pigat, the prolific and highly versatile rockabilly player, is also a self-proclaimed “guitaraholic.”

In an interview with Guitar Aficionado, the Gretsch artist admits to embarking on a never-ending journey in search of the “perfect” guitar.

“Vintage guitars are COOL!” Pigat tells Guitar Aficionado. “They have a look and a patina that screams experience. Who doesn’t want to think that their guitar has “been around,” so to speak, and has experience?”

Although the vintage-loving player loves his elderly guitars, he says his new models are more reliable.

“So now I’m traveling with a bunch of new instruments in my arsenal,” Pigat tells the magazine. “They may not have the ‘retro cool’ factor, but they are all based on traditional designs; so, from a distance, most folks can’t tell the difference and they sound great!”

Read the full interview here.

For more on Paul Pigat, visit www.paulpigat.com

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Guitar Player Features Q&A With Paul Pigat

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Guitar Player magazine’s September issue features a Q&A with Gretsch artist Paul Pigat.

Although known mostly as a rockabilly artist, Pigat can play anything from jazz to punk music.

“I love it, and it’s been the thing I’ve done the longest, but I wouldn’t call it defining,” says Pigat of rockabilly.

The Gretsch-wielding player also explains that his gear preference depends on what genre he’s playing.

“If I’m doing rockabilly, then Gretsch is usually my first call,” he tells the magazine. Specifically, Pigat’s model of choice is the two-tone Gretsch G6196TSP-2G Country Club played through his Gretsch Excecutive Amp.

Pigat currently has a handful of shows on the books in his native Canada. Check out tour dates here and visit Guitar Player here to read the full article.

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