10 Marvelous Gretsch Custom Shop Masterpieces

The Gretsch Custom Shop, led by Senior Master Builder Stephen Stern, came out swinging for this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, Cali. During a private Custom Shop event on Wednesday night, the team showcased 10 marvelous builds ranging from retro to righteous. Here's a look at each of these remarkable custom beauties: Gretsch Custom Shop

See the Unique Creations our Gretsch Custom Shop Builders Designed for the NAMM Show

Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern is constantly outdoing himself each year when it comes to his unique custom builds for the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For 2018, which marks the 135th anniversary of Gretsch, Stern again has some special builds in store, but he also passed along that challenge to his

Gretsch Custom Shop Elevates Luthier Gonzalo Madrigal to Master Builder

Gretsch proudly reveals that luthier Gonzalo Madrigal, an integral part of the Gretsch Custom Shop for the last 12 years, has been elevated to Master Builder. “Gonzalo is a builder’s builder,” said Gretsch Guitars Vice President of Category Management Jason Barnes. “His woodworking ability seems surpassed only by his artistic vision, and his talent emerges

Premier Guitar’s Rig Rundown with Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus

Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger recently met up with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus for a Rig Rundown featuring the vast collection of guitars that he is currently touring with. Included in Fortus’ collection is a pair of Gretsch G6136T Players Edition Falcon axes, in White and Black, as well as a one-of-a-kind Stephen Stern

The Great 8 of ‘58

Affectionately dubbed the "Great '58," this collection of 1958 inspired hollow and solid body Custom Shop models created by Master Builder Stephen Stern debuted at the 2017 NAMM show. 1958 was a transitional year for Gretsch, which included the beginning of Filter’Tron™ pickups featuring plain covers and flat-top bezels. These timeless beauties capture those key

Master Builder Stephen Stern on Making the Malcolm Young ‘Salute’ Jet

During the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Gretsch unveiled the new G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet —  a meticulously crafted Gretsch Custom Shop recreation accurate down to every last nick, scratch and dent acquired over Young’s long and raucously illustrious career. In this clip, Master Builder Stephen Stern gives a very quick

Gretsch Custom Shop’s Stephen Stern on the Desperado Roundup

The level of craftmanship and artistry that went into the new Gretsch Custom Shop G6130T-CS Desperado Roundup is truly extraordinary. Making its debut at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., this outlaw inspired guitar features a chambered mahogany body, laminated maple black leather top finished with a Distressed Mahogany Stain, rattlesnake skin wrap on

Watch Robert Plant’s Television Cameo

Gretsch enjoyed some more TV time last night with an outstanding spot in Sky 1's Welsh comedy Stella, starring Ruth Jones. In the Feb. 23 episode during the funeral service for "Daddy,' Robert Plant is introduced rather dismissively as Mr. Rubber.  The audience is quick to realize, however, it's actually the Led Zeppelin singer, who

Master Builder Stephen Stern Discusses his Gretsch Caddy-Bo Guitars

Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern unveiled several new custom pieces at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Among those fine instruments were three Gretscy Caddy-Bo guitars in Shell Pink, Limo Black and Cadillac Green. Watch this quick clip as Stern gives the rundown on the Caddy-Bo ...

8 Glorious Gretsch Guitars from the Custom Shop

Holy smokes! Once again, Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern has built some truly extravagant custom shop models for the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Here's a quick look at 8 glorious Gretsch Custom Shop guitars, which all had a "car" theme ... G6136 Luxury Falcon "Spectre" Inspired by an old Rolls Royce,