Kicking off the new year, the 2008 Winter Show was the busiest on record!
Anaheim, CA — With an official total of 88,128 registrants, this year’s winter NAMM Show was the busiest on record. This semiannual event, hosted by the city of Anaheim, featured five main areas that allowed attendees to see, try and buy from the ever-growing array of musical products. Buyers, manufacturers and artists were treated to a dizzying display of the Music Industries top shelf merchandise.
As always, Gretsch and all Gretsch Products were on hand and showcased throughout the five halls of the convention center. Gretsch Guitars, Drums, Gear, Amps and Bigsby Vibratos seemed to be everywhere. This show was particularly special to the Gretsch Company for they are celebrating their 125th Anniversary as one of the worlds finest instrument manufacturers! NAMM too acknowleged this monumental feat by presenting Gretsch with an Award of Service. The family business that began building instruments from a small Brooklyn shop in 1883 has continued to grow into one of the most recognized and respected brands in the industry. Visit Gretsch125th.com for more information.
The Gretsch Guitars were all on display upstairs in booth #206 which included the new Anniversary Model G6118-125, as well as the much sought-after Artist Series, Nashvilles, Falcons, Jets, Penguins, and US Custom Limited guitars! The booth was flooded with fans of Gretsch guitars throughout the entire show. The interest and vibe of these unique guitars just continues to grow. Mr. & Mrs. Gretsch were on hand as were artists and performances by guest Gretsch players. New Gretsch Amps continued to delight those in need of “great sound”. New to the family was a sweet little 2 tube Electromatic G5222 practice amp, Cool! You can see and hear all the new great Gretsch Guitars at Gretschguitars.com.
The legendary Gretsch Drums could be found in Hall B in the Kaman booth, located on the main floor. In celebration to the first 125 years and in homage to America’s oldest drum brand, Gretsch has made a limited run of Anniversary Drum Kits and Snares manufactured in the USA factory. If you remember the appetite for the last batch of “Round Badge” anniversary kits; you know that these too are the absolute cream of the crop. Also on display were the USA Custom Drums, Limited Walnut, The New Classic, Renowned Maple, and the ever popular Catalina Club Kits. Dealers and enthusiasts were pawing and placing orders. It is always a feast to the eyes and ears of all that enter the Gretsch Drum booth. View all Gretsch Drums at Gretschdrums.com.
Gretsch Booth #3540 was on the main floor in Hall D. Here’s where those needing apparel and merchandise from Gretschgear gathered to ask questions and discuss all things Gretsch. The increasingly popular Bigsby Vibrato systems were all on display here, as was hourly Bigsby install demos by guitar tech Adam Seutter. These hourly installations gave many people a chance to see how simple it is to install a Bigsby on their favorite axe. The new Gretsch apparel was on display which included select 125th Anniversary collectibles and new Bigsby Vibrato and Guitar Special Collection T-Shirts. Check for all Official Gretsch merchandise at Gretschgear.com.