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Gretsch Custom Shop Elevates Luthier Gonzalo Madrigal to Master Builder

Gretsch proudly reveals that luthier Gonzalo Madrigal, an integral part of the Gretsch Custom Shop for the last 12 years, has been elevated to Master Builder. “Gonzalo is a builder’s builder,” said Gretsch Guitars Vice President of Category Management Jason Barnes. “His woodworking ability seems surpassed only by his artistic vision, and his talent emerges not only in an instrument’s design but also in its ...

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Fall Out Boy Release New Album ‘M A N I A’

Chicago pop punkers Fall Out Boy have released their highly-anticipated, seventh studio album M A N I A today to the delight of their hungry fans. Originally due out in September 2017, the album was delayed by frontman and Gretsch signature artist Patrick Stump after the band deemed the album, “not ready.” “It felt very rushed,” said Stump. “I’m never going to put out a record I genuinely don’t believe is a ...

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See the Unique Creations our Gretsch Custom Shop Builders Designed for the NAMM Show

Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern is constantly outdoing himself each year when it comes to his unique custom builds for the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For 2018, which marks the 135th anniversary of Gretsch, Stern again has some special builds in store, but he also passed along that challenge to his willing and able team including newly elevated Master Builder Gonzalo Madrigal and te ...

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10 Marvelous Gretsch Custom Shop Masterpieces

The Gretsch Custom Shop, led by Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern, came out swinging for this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Cali. During a private Custom Shop event on Wednesday night, the team showcased 10 marvelous builds ranging from retro to righteous. Here’s a look at each of these remarkable custom beauties: Gretsch Custom Shop G6118 135th Anniversary™ 2018 marks 135 years for Gretsch Guitars. Stephe ...

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King of Twang’s Duane Eddy Debuts New Signature 6-String Bass at NAMM

The King of Twang, Duane Eddy, debuted his new Limited Edition G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy Signature 6-String Bass in the Gretsch booth on Friday at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For the unveiling, Eddy regaled the packed house with a few entertaining stories about the 6-string bass, which he first had built for him a few years ago by Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern. He also played some s ...

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9 NEW Wall-Shaking Gretsch Jets

2018 brings a bevy of beautiful new Gretsch Jets to the table. From the all-new Players Edition Jet™ BT and Electromatic® Jet BT models, fueled by our powerful Broad’Tron pickups, to our Players Edition Jet™ FT featuring Filter’Tron pickups, these solid bodies are the culmination of over half a century of tonal performance and magic. Let us introduce you to 9 brand-new Jet models… G6228FM Players Edition Je ...

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Fall Out Boy Performs ‘Hold Me Tight or Don’t’ on ‘Late Late Show’

Fresh off the release of their seventh studio album M A N   I   A, pop punk quartet Fall Out Boy took the stage this week on the Late Late Show with James Corden to perform their hit track “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.” The spooky performance on Stage 56 featured the band bathed in black light, rocking full Day of the Dead skeleton makeup. With frontman Patrick Stump’s incredible vocals backed by his equally as ...

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Watch Joe Carducci Demo the New G6228FM Players Edition Jet BT and Show Off the 135th Anniversary Models for ‘Premier Guitar’

During the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., in late January, Gretsch’s very own Joe Carducci sat down with Premier Guitar’s Jason Shadrick for a quick rundown of the powerful all-new G6228FM Players Edition Jet™ BT, as well as a quick preview of our gorgeous 135th Anniversary Models. In the PG video, Carducci gives a bit of the history of the Jet model before diving headfirst into the details of the G6228FM, i ...

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Duane Eddy 6-String Bass Among Fretboard Journal’s ‘Five Things We Loved at NAMM 2018’

Michael James Adams of Fretboard Journal walked this year’s NAMM show floor in Anaheim, Calif., intent on fully taking in all the incredible products that the music industry had to offer. After a whirlwind week, the author came back with five things that he loved, including the all-new Gretsch G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy 6-String Bass. “If there’s one product at NAMM that threatens to drain my petty cash reserves ...

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Watch The Lone Bellow’s ‘May You Be Well’ Video

Brooklyn based indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow treated fans to a new video for the incredibly soulful track “May You Be Well.” The song, which appears on third album Walk Into a Storm, was originally written by lead singer Zach Williams as a letter to his oldest daughter Loretta during a long tour. “I was in a Holiday Inn in Louisville and later turned it into a song. It was first just a message to Loretta ...

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