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Jeffrey Kunde Talks Gretsch’s Style and Sound

Gretsch recently met up with Jesus Culture lead guitarist Jeffrey Kunde to learn a little bit more about his guitar roots and find out what drew him to the distinctive Gretsch style and sound. Kunde started out on the guitar at age 12, and was initially drawn to the idea of being an emo, indie rock frontman. As time went on, being a musician in a band rather than a singer/songwriter appealed more to Kunde, ...

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‘You Can Play Anything on a Gretsch’ Says the Men from Andertons Music

In a new video, the fine folks at UK’s Andertons Music address stereotypes and answer the question, “Can Gretsch guitars do that?” With three extremely talented players on hand, Mick Taylor, Pete Honoré, and Rabea Massaad break down the preconceived notions of what a Gretsch guitar is capable of by rocking outside of the box with a wide range of styles and sounds. Utilizing the fantastic and affordable G242 ...

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Kevin Post Rocks His Silver Sparkle Electromatic During Blake Shelton Performance on ‘Late Night’

Eagle-eyed viewers of Late Night with Seth Meyers last week got a nice look at Blake Shelton guitarist Kevin Post’s brilliant Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic® Center Block in a custom Silver Sparkle finish as he backed up the country superstar during a fantastic performance of brand-new track “Turnin’ Me On” from Shelton’s latest release Texoma Shore. Post is known to tour with a pair of these Silver Sparkle ...

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Scott Ian Plays his New Malcolm Young Salute Jet Live with Anthrax

Loudwire held their inaugural Music Award concert last Tuesday at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, bringing together the rock and metal communities for a historic night of rock ‘n’ roll. Sandwiched between awards for categories such as Best Guitarist (Zakk Wylde), Best Bassist (Steve Harris), Breakthrough Band of the Year (Beartooth) and Hard Rock Artist of the Year (Stone Sour), were some stellar live perf ...

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‘Vintage Guitar’ Reviews the Gretsch G5622T Electromatic

Vintage Guitar magazine’s October issue takes a close look at the Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatic® Center Block with Bigsby®, coming right out of the gates with high praise for its bang for the buck. “Enamored with the Cadillac of guitars, can’t quite spring for a Coupe deVille, and don’t want to get stuck with an econobox? Take one of Gretsch’s new Center Block Electromatics for a test drive. Simply put, it ...

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Tiger Army’s Nick 13 Calls his Gretsch Collection Rock and Roll Guitars

Can you recognize a Gretsch guitar when you hear it on a recording? Tiger Army frontman Nick 13 sure can. “I always know it when I hear it,” he explains in this exclusive video with Gretsch. “There’s not that many guitars that you can tell right away that that’s what it is. “There’s an emotional quality to just hearing something played with that tone that gets me in a way that no other guitar really gets me ...

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Miley Cyrus Belts Out Soulful Breakup Ballad on ‘Fallon’

A glamorously-clad Miley Cyrus made another appearance Tuesday night on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she belted out her soulful breakup ballad “Week Without You.” Midway through, the pop country superstar adlibbed her lyrics. After singing “I’m sick of wearing this stupid dress,” Cyrus shouted out “but it looks good, doesn’t it, everybody?” Also looking pretty darn good was her matching Gre ...

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Twin Atlantic’s Sam McTrusty On His G6609 Broadkaster Guitar

Sam McTrusty, the singer/guitarist for Scottish alternative rock Twin Atlantic, recently caught up with our Gretsch team to discuss his Gretsch collection. In early 2017, Gretsch released its new Players Edition Broadkaster guitar. During the planning of these all-new guitars,  McTrusty was one of our artists who received  an advanced prototype to test out. Quickly won over, McTrusty now has a few of our Br ...

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Gretsch G6128T-53 Vintage Select Duo Jet Earns Guitar World‘s Platinum Award

In its October issue, Guitar World bestows its platinum award on the Gretsch G6128T-53 Vintage Select ’53 Duo Jet. In a lengthy review, the magazine’s Paul Riario complimented this gorgeous beauty on having “tone to die for.” “Compared to the many vintage Duo Jets I’ve played throughout the years, I can report Gretsch’s Vintage Select ’53 Duo Jet is a seriously well-made instru­ment,” he wrote. “Having a pi ...

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Cousin Harley to Release Tribute CD Honoring Merle Travis

Canadian rockabilly master Cousin Harley is paying homage to influential guitarist, singer and songwriter Merle Travis in a rollicking new CD, Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis, due out Nov. 25 on Little Pig Records. A special CD release event honoring Travis’ 100th Birthday will be held on the release date in Cousin Harley’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, at The Rickshaw Theatre. Recorded at Heavy-o-Sonic ...

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