Fred Gretsch Visits Tokyo Music Fair
With A Focus On New Drum Business

Fred Gretsch, President of the Gretsch Company traveled to Tokyo in October to visit the Tokyo Music Fair, check the market, and visit with customers.

One important focus of the trip was the Gretsch Drum Business. Mr. Gretsch spoke with many exhibitors at the Fair who distribute drums. By good fortune he met Mr. Akio Matzuki an individual with many years of experience in the drum trade in Japan and he had the opportunity to tour the Fair exhibits with him.

Mr. Gretsch invited Mr. Matzuki to visit the Gretsch Drum Factory located near Savannah Georgia and a visit was arranged for mid November. First stop on the USA visit was the Bloomfield, Connecticut office of Kaman Music who is the worldwide distributor for Gretsch Drums. Second stop, Savannah, Georgia and the Gretsch offices and drum factory. All Gretsch drum products were on display.

As a result of the two visits Mr. Gretsch asked Mr. Matzuki to represent The Gretsch Drum Company as the Marketing Manager for Gretsch in Japan. Mr. Matzuki accepted the offer and assignment and will begin immediately.

For further information, please contact Gretsch Drum Company. PO Box 2468, Savannah, GA 31402

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