Jesus Culture Band Leader Chris Quilala Talks About the Legendary Gretsch Name & Sound

With such a distinct and unique look, very few guitars are as instantly memorable as the Gretsch White Falcon. For Jesus Culture band leader Chris Quilala, the White Falcon was the very first time he had ever seen a Gretsch, and he too was struck by its powerful presence. “It’s so captivating because it’s such

Gretsch G6609 Players Edition Broadkaster Wins Guitarist Gear of the Year Award

The December issue of U.K.’s Guitarist magazine has named our wonderful Gretsch G6609 Players Edition Broadkaster as their 2017 “Semi-Acoustic Electrics” Gear of the Year. With high praise for the full range of Broadkaster guitars, Guitarist loved the mixing of old-school design with contemporary features. “With excellent additions like the easy-to-string String-Thru Bigsby with Gotoh

Gretsch Electromatic Featured in New Green Day Video

Mainstream punk rockers Green Day dropped a video for their new song “Back in the USA” off their recently released greatest hits album, God’s Favorite Band. Based on the ‘80s, cult sci-fi film They Live, the video features Billie Joe Armstrong and the boys discovering a secret world right before their eyes. Viewers with a

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Laid to Rest in Sydney

Music fans and fellow artists en masse mourned the loss of AC/DC founder and legendary rhythm guitarist, Malcolm Young, as he was laid to rest this past Tuesday during a public funeral service at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Young, who was battling dementia, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18 at age 64 with

Hailee Steinfeld Teams Up with Alesso and Florida Georgia Line for 2017 AMA Performance

Multi-talented actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld was on stage at the 2017 American Music Awards this past Sunday, performing an incredible rendition of her hit song “Let Me Go” featuring country duo Florida Georgia Line and Swedish DJ Alesso. Guitarist Andrew Watt, who helped write the top 10 track, backed up the star-studded performance on his gorgeous

Portugal. The Man Rock the 2017 AMAs

Portland, Oregon based indie-rockers Portugal. The Man performed their hit song “Feel It Still,” off latest album Woodstock this past Sunday during the 2017 American Music Awards. As the performance kicked off, a message appeared on the screen behind the band that read “no computers up here, just live instruments.” Although that message likely ruffled

Jeffrey Kunde Talks Gretsch’s Style and Sound

Gretsch recently met up with Jesus Culture lead guitarist Jeffrey Kunde to learn a little bit more about his guitar roots and find out what drew him to the distinctive Gretsch style and sound. Kunde started out on the guitar at age 12, and was initially drawn to the idea of being an emo, indie

‘You Can Play Anything on a Gretsch’ Says the Men from Andertons Music

In a new video, the fine folks at UK’s Andertons Music address stereotypes and answer the question, “Can Gretsch guitars do that?” With three extremely talented players on hand, Mick Taylor, Pete Honoré, and Rabea Massaad break down the preconceived notions of what a Gretsch guitar is capable of by rocking outside of the box

Gretsch Spotlight: At the Drive-In’s Keeley Davis

So smitten by a photo of Mötley Crüe decked out their in spike costumes, a fourth-grade Keeley Davis asked his guitar-playing dad how much it would cost him to play a show in front of everybody? Finding out that it worked the other way around was a jaw-dropper. Drawn to that rock and roll lifestyle

T.S.O.L. Rage and Reminisce on Coachella Stage

Long Beach, California punk stalwarts T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) actually played one of Golden Voice's first-ever shows back in December 1981, but it wasn't until last weekend that they appeared on its famed Coachella festival bill. Nearly four decades into their storied career, it came at an exciting time as the band released new