The biennial Musical Instruments Fair Japan was held November 5 through 8 at Pacifico Yokohama. Regarded as the world’s largest consumer show for music products with attendees at the last three shows averaging 90,000 strong, this year’s fair was another great success. The Gretsch booth was rated among the top at the fair with a steady stream of enthusiasts stopping in to admire the many eye-catching Gretsch guitars and drums on display.
Joe Carducci, Gretsch guitar marketing manager, was on hand to help bolster the fervor of Gretsch fans by demonstrating the great sound of Gretsch guitars with his masterful playing skills and with his seemingly endless knowledge of the Gretsch brand and history.
On the drum side, Aki, our friend and Gretsch drum specialist in Japan, discussed the many desirable and unique features of Gretsch drums with countless Gretsch devotees who came by to get a glimpse of their favorite drum brand.
All around it was a tremendous show and we’re looking forward to participating in the Musical Instruments Fair again in 2011. Hope to see you there!