Vintage Guitar Reviews the Cliff Gallup Signature Duo Jet

The G6128T-CLFG Cliff Gallup Signature Duo Jet was reviewed in the June issue of Vintage Guitar, earning the magazine’s stamp of ‘Approved Gear.’ Gallup’s very brief stint with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps had an innovative impact on the music industry that forever changed guitar in rock-and-roll. His influential contributions inspired many musicians, like

Vintage Guitar Explores the Rare Gretsch 6130 Round-Up

In the May issue cover story of Vintage Guitar, the magazine shines a spotlight on the charming Old West allure of the rare Gretsch 6130 Round-Up. The article details the history of this unique guitar, which first made its debut in 1953 to catch the attention of the country market. With the rising popularity of

Q&A with Duane Eddy

Fred Gretsch's company website, Gretsch.com, recently posted a wonderful Q&A with King of Twang Duane Eddy. In the piece, Eddy chats with interviewer Ron Denny, covering a variety of topics including his longtime career, influence on other artists, working with George Harrison, and how he feels about his Gretsch guitars. Here's a quick excerpt: What

Top 5 Gretsch Road Trip Songs

Hopefully you have at least one road trip planned for the summer. And whether you’re driving in a Toyota Prius or a ’64 Chevy Impala, a solid soundtrack is a must.  It’s an important list, one that requires the requisite consideration to match the tempo of the ride and the terrain of the pavement. We

New George Harrison Apple-Era Box Set

George Harrison's first six solo studio albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on the Beatles' Apple label, will be available as newly remastered individual releases and as part of a box set, The Apple Years 1968-75. Due out Sept. 23, the eight-disc box was designed to complement Harrison's 2004 release, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92, and features an exclusive

Five (More) Great Gretsch Movie Moments

We offered a list of five great Gretsch movie moments a few months back. Since there’s plenty more where they came from, however, here are a few more great Gretsch cinematic appearances. Help!, 1965 Directed by Richard Lester, Help!, was the second feature film from the Beatles.  The comedy adventure’s plot was based around the band running up against an evil cult that was about to sacrifice a woman to the goddess Kaili.  Unfortunately, the woman in question is not wearing the sacrificial ring.  Guess who has the ring stuck on their finger?  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. We won’t spoil the rest of the flick for you, but it should be noted that there were several musical performances during Help!, as well, and the soundtrack was even released as an album.  Most notably during a performance of “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” in the film, George Harrison is seen strumming a Country Gentleman.

Parade Interviews Fred Gretsch About Beatlemania

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their U.S. television debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. With George Harrison rocking a Gretsch Duo Jet that night, business skyrocketed for Gretsch guitars. President and CEO Fred Gretsch recently spoke with Parade about how Beatlemania transformed his family-owned company. “Overnight, thousands of garage bands

The Beatles Release On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2

The legendary Beatles have released an amazing collection of live performances from their 1963-64 recordings on BBC Radio broadcasts entitled On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2. The set comes as a companion to the 1994 release of the Beatles' Live at the BBC, which sold more than five million copies within six

Five Great Gretsch Holiday Songs

By this time of year, we’ve all been inundated with holiday music for weeks. The standards are inescapable, as it seems that every radio station is blaring some version of “Silent Night” or “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” We tend to look in different places for our Christmas tunes. Sure, there might be a time and a place for some Manheim Steamroller, but there are so many more gems out there that can serve as a much-needed changeup. So as we get ready to unwrap presents and sip on some nutmeg-infused eggnog, here are five great Gretsch holiday tunes that should be on your playlist right now:

Congrats To Steve Grimes For Taking Home A George Harrison Duo Jet

Congratulations to Steve Grimes, who recently took home a George Harrison Duo Jet as part of the 2012 Costco Manager's Conference. The conference brings in managers and executives from around the world, and there is a silent auction during the event that benefits Children's Hospital. A George Harrison Duo Jet is certainly a nice prize