Archive for 2009

Win this One of a Kind Gretsch Guitar!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Savannah Country Day School
Green Gala Auction Party
Live Auction Date February 7, 2009

Gretsch-SCDS0902-DMG-220Green Gala Auction Party Information — The Green Gala Auction Party, the school’s premier annual event, sponsored by the Parents’ Association, will be held February 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Charles Morris Center in downtown Savannah.  Auction chairs and volunteers have put together a wonderful evening of fun and excitement, all for the benefit of Savannah Country Day School.  There will be a silent auction, a live auction, wonderful food, and entertainment.  The live auction features a one of a kind autographed Gretsch guitar, signed by musicians at the Gretsch 125th Anniversary Big Event.  Tickets are going fast.  It is an event not to be missed! (more…)

The Story of Paul Bigsby
Father of the Modern Electric Solidbody Guitar

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Written by Andy Babiuk – Available February 2009

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The Gretsch Company “The history of the solidbody electric guitar has been documented many times, and important early innovators include George Beauchamp, Adolph Rickenbacker, Doc Kauffman, Lloyd

Loar, and Paul Tutmarc. It’s widely accepted that Les Paul and Leo Fender were responsible for sparking the electric guitar revolution and making invaluable contributions. However, their work might not have been possible without the man who had designed and built the first modern solidbody electric guitar.” (more…)