Gretsch Instruments

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.

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Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body Long Scale Bass Guitar
"The Gretsch G5440LS Long-scale Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitar is one of the best Hollowbody Electric Bass Guitars for under $1000."- Adam
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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 Tony Williams Art Blakey Elvin Jones 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 Mark Guiliana Mike Johnston 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 Chet Atkins Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day Elvis Presley Eric Clapton John Lennon of The Beatles Stephen Stills of Crosby Still And Nash Neil Young 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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