Oh sweet Gretsch! Gretsch is widely known for wonderful drumsets and guitars.
Gretsch was founded by a family business in 1883. Friedrich Gretsch and his sons Bill Gretsch and Fred Gretsch Jr. lived the American dream as Friedrich was a German immigrant finding success and legacy in manufacturing high quality musical instruments that have been embraced by legendary musicians around the world.
What started as predominantly a drum manufacturer that also made quality banjos and tambourines in the late 1800s and early 1900s because a leading brand for guitars, bass guitars and drums and drumsets.
Gretsch Guitars stood toe to toe with the popular Fender guitar brand and attracted guitarists like Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley and George Harrison and it put the Gretsch brand in the spotlight and elevated the Gretsch guitar to legendary status.
The Gretsch drumsets and Gretsch drums were elevated by the likes of Phil Collins, Tony Williams, Mark Guiliana, Stanton Moore, and so many others.
Gretsch was and continues to be at the forefront of craftsman drum and string instrument manufacturing.
From Drums to guitars, to bass guitars and more. The Gretsch brand is iconic for a reason. So many musicians have embraced and escalated the Gretsch brand including:
Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters
Phil Collins of Genesis
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones
Cindy Blackman Santana of Lenny Kravitz Band
Michael "Leroy" Bram of Jason Mraz
Keith Carlock of Steely Dan
Joe Clegg of Ellie Goulding
Clive Deamer of Radiohead and Portishead
Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty And The Heart Breakers
Eddie Fisher of OneRepublic
Sam Fogarino of Interpol
Jody Giachello of Hiam
Chad Gamble of Jason Isbell Band
Tyler "Falcon" Greenwell of Tedeschi Trucks Band
JJ Johnson of Tedeschi Trucks Band
Miles Miller of Sturgill Simpson Band
Jason McGerr of Deathcab for Cutie
Stanton Moore of Galactic
Seth Rausch of Keith Urban Band
Johnny Radelat of Gary Clark Jr. Band
Rich Russo of Andrew W.K.
Matt Sorum of Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver and Hollywood Vampires
Bill Stewart of John Scofield and Maceo Parker Bands
Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood
Dan Weiss of Chris Potter Band
Hannah Ford-Welton of Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL
Nate Wood of Kneebody and Wayne Krantz Band
Elijah Wood of Shania Twain Band
George Harrison of The Beatles
Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day
John Lennon of The Beatles
Stephen Stills of Crosby Still And Nash
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones
Lou Reed of Velvet Underground
Peter Townshend of The Who
Paul Atkinson of The Zombies
Sterling Morrison of Velvet Underground
Bono of U2
Robert Smith of The Cure
Reverend Horton Heat
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