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Gretsch Enjoys Another Strong Showing at Nashville Namm Show!

Monday, August 13th, 2001

Story by UEC

GRETSCH ENJOYS STRONG SHOWING “PROVEN CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TRADITION”

In the sweltering summer heat of Nashville, the 2001 Namm show was as busy as ever with the hustle and bustle of music industry manufacturers, retailers and deal makers everywhere. One constant locale of non-stop traffic was the Gretsch Exhibit. The booth was packed with a wall of beautiful guitars and custom built drum kits! It attracted a continuous flow of players and enthusiasts alike.

For the guitar fanatics, there were beautiful new 6012 Series Acoustics in a variety of custom colors, a collection of “souped-up” Setzer Hot Rods, the gorgeous Stephen Stills, Duane Eddy and Elliot Easton Signature Series and the all new handmade Spectrasonics guitars that drew attention for their unique styling. The booth was chock full a Jets; Sparkle Jets, Double Jets, Junior Jets, Duo Jets, Jets, Jets and more Jets! Many of the instruments were outfitted with Bigsby Vibratos; the classic tailpiece that adds beauty and tone to any guitar. (more…)

Gretsch At Summer Namm 2000 Nashville July 21 – 23

Sunday, July 23rd, 2000

Story & Photos by UEC

Nashville Namm July 21 Thru 23

NAMM It was another strong showing for Gretsch at The Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The booth was teaming with activity throughout the 3 day event. Those in attendance got a first hand look at all the fine guitar and drum gear that has made Gretsch famous. The return of 2 “Classic” finishes, White Marine Pearl and Caribbean Blue, caught the eye of those in the percussion department.

The guitar section was busy with many visitors eyeing up the Brian Setzer Hot Rod Guitars, in 4 dazzling colors. The NEW Gretsch Historic Series Guitars, Stephen Stills and Elliot Easton signature models were also on display. Some of the artists to stop by the booth during the show included Jack Gavin, Pat McDonald, Jimmie Fadden, Gregg Stocki, Duane Eddy, and Kim Richey.

Jazz Greats, FOURPLAY tour with Harvey Mason!

Friday, May 12th, 2000

Jazz Greats Fourplay hit the Road with Harvey Mason and Gretsch Drums!

Story by UEC

Harvey Mason, winner of the First Annual Smooth Jazz Award(The Oasis Awards) for Best Percussion, is hitting the road with his Jazz Band FOURPLAY and his trusty Gretsch BroadKaster Drum Set. If you want to witness an incredible evening of great jazz by master musicians you will not want to miss this show. Check the scheduled listings below for a show near you. Be sure to call early to reserve tickets and confirm dates prior to attending, we’re sure Harvey would love to see you there!

AUGUST 11
Trump Tower
Atlantic City, NJ

AUGUST 12
Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI

SEPTEMBER 10
Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

SEPTEMBER 11
Humphrey’s
San Diego, CA

SEPTEMBER 13
Newporter Jazz Festival
Newport Beach, CA

SEPTEMBER 14
Red River Music Hall
Tempe, AZ

SEPTEMBER 15
House of Blues
Las Vegas, NV

SEPTEMBER 27
Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL

SEPTEMBER 28
Royal Oak Theater
Detroit, MI

SEPTEMBER 29
Southern Theatre
Columbus, OH

SEPTEMBER 30
Capitol Jazz Fest
Prince George’s Stadium
Bowie, MD

OCTOBER 1
Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA

OCTOBER 3
Blumenthal Center
Charlotte, NC

OCTOBER 5
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA

OCTOBER 6
House Of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL

OCTOBER 7
Carefree Theatre
West Palm Beach, FL

OCTOBER 8
Performing Arts Center
Tampa, FL

OCTOBER 12
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

OCTOBER 13
Towne Hall
New York, NY

OCTOBER 14
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, MA

OCTOBER 15
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT

EUROPEAN TOUR

OCTOBER 25
Fabrik
Hamburg

OCTOBER 27
Bayrisherhof
Munich

OCTOBER 28
Jazz Festival
Ingolstadt

OCTOBER 30
Ohne Filter
Baden Baden

NOVEMBER 2
Bridgewater Hall
Manchester

NOVEMBER 3
Warwick Arts Centre
Coventry

NOVEMBER 4
Royal Festival Hall
London

NOVEMBER 6
Music Center
Utrecht

NOVEMBER 8
Teatro Orfeo
Milan

NOVEMBER 9
Volkshaus
Zurich

NOVEMBER 10
Jazz Festival
Aalen

For more information about Fourplay, visit their website at fourplayjazz.com; the Fourplay online chat can be found at firstmusic.com/chat/fourplayjazz.html.

Gretsch Comes Alive At NAMM! What a year for Gretsch!

Saturday, March 4th, 2000

Story & Photos by UEC

What a year it has been for the Gretsch Company! Not a month has gone by when there hasn’t been a new signature guitar model or complete new product series released. The good people at Gretsch have certainly been working overtime to bring you all of these great new products at a record pace! In the past year alone we’ve seen the release of the Brian Setzer Hot Rod guitars, the Bo Diddley Big “B” guitar, the Keith Scott Gold Nashville guitar, the re-introduction of the fabulous Electromatic and Historic series guitars and the acquisition of Bigsby Vibratos.

What could possibly be next? (more…)