Thanks for celebrating our 125th anniversary with us last year. As we kick off the next 125 years, we wanted to give Gretsch.com a hot new custom finish — just the way our friends wanted it. So we put it out to vote, and in just a few days, nearly a thousand Gretsch friends from around the world voted for the “look” they liked the most, and here it is, in all its glory. In case you didn’t see the other designs, here they are:
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In the spirit of entrepreneurial cooperation, the Gretsch Company has registered the URL www.est1883.com and is developing a website that can help promote all organizations that have “Established 1883″ in common. Designed as an Internet portal for American companies founded in 1883, the website will serve as a single online location for providing information and upcoming events in celebration of the 125th Anniversary and beyond.
Since 1883, the Gretsch Company has designed and manufactured the world’s best drums, guitars, and musical instrument accessories. The year 2008 will mark the company’s 125th anniversary. To commemorate the legacy as well as celebrate the “first year of our next 100 years”, Gretsch has planned a worldwide celebration, including publicity campaigns, limited edition instruments and identity items, and special events. In the course of planning for 2008, the Gretsch Company discovered that many other leading American companies and institutions were also established in 1883.
- Wente Vineyards
- Lucchese Boots
- Kroger Stores
- University of Texas
- The Brooklyn Bridge
- Life Magazine
- The First Rodeo
The Gretsch Company invites any and all organizations that were established in 1883 to join us in commemorating our past, present, and future through est1883.com!
For more information visit: www.est1883.com
January 1, 2005
Gretsch Celebrates 100th, 125th & 150th Birthdays of Early Founders/Presidents
Gretsch The Fred Gretsch Musical Instrument Company proudly announces a two-year long celebration commemorating the births of its first three founding fathers/presidents. Gretsch will spend 2005 & 2006 paying homage to three forefathers of not only Gretsch but to the entire music industry.
Music lovers are invited to join Gretsch in celebrating the birth anniversaries of its first three presidents. The year 2005 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Fred Gretsch Sr. and the 100th birth anniversary of Fred Gretsch Jr. The year 2006 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Immigrant Founder Friedrich Gretsch. (more…)
The Gretsch Company is happy to announce the opening of the Gretsch Online Store, www.gretschstore.com.
Players and enthusiasts can now enjoy a piece of the Gretsch tradition with apparel, accessories and collectibles. All merchandise will feature the original designs and logos that identify Gretsch as an American Classic. This stuff is cool!
The Online Store is the only place you’ll find this exclusive merchandise that celebrates over 100 years of Gretsch. Whether it’s a Drum T-shirt or a Guitar Catalog circa 1950, you’ll definitely find what you need at the Online Store. Many items are available only in limited production and may not be re-produced.
Be sure to visit often as new products will be added and you won’t want to miss a thing. We’re just getting started!
Your Official Home for Gretsch Merchandise!