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Celebrating Paul Bigsby's Birthday

December 12, 2016 marks the 117th birthday of Paul Adelbert Bigsby. When it comes to guitar history, names like Leo Fender, Adolph Rickenbacker, and Les Paul may be more widely known. But their work would not have been possible without the man who designed and built the first solidbody electric guitar.

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The Gretsch Building Turns 100

The Birthplace of Silver Jets, White Falcons, Round Badges, and “That Great Gretsch Sound” Turns 100 in 2016. Learn how in 1916 my grandfather, Fred Gretsch, Sr., took his bold vision of growing Gretsch into the largest music manufacturing company in America and constructed a large 10-story factory that, at the time, was the biggest building in Williamsburg, New York.

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IN OTHER GRETSCH NEWS!

Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at: http://www.nashvilledrumshow.com/location/#sthash.8qj8BXw9.dpu

* Ladies Rule at the Home of Legends Thumbpicking Weekend!

* Dinah & Fred Gretsch Receive RESPECT Award

* Gretsch Drums Made Historic Journey

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American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection

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German Guitar Heroes

Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.

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