Opening Jan. 15 at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Bachman-Gretsch Collection of vintage Gretsch guitars will provide a visually stunning window into the evolution of the instrument, from the early 1930s to the early 1980s.
This new exhibit marks the largest showing of stringed instruments ever mounted by the museum. Comprised of 75 guitars, it also marks the most comprehensive look at the Bachman-Gretsch Collection ever made available to the public.
The collection was amassed by Canadian guitarist and songwriter Randy Bachman, a key member of rock bands the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Bachman acquired more than 300 historic and rare Gretsch guitars in the 1970s and 1980s, which was purchased in 2008 by the Gretsch Foundation, the charitable arm of the Gretsch Family.
Gretsch’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeff Cary, who recently previewed the exhibit, sat down with Country Music Hall of Fame Curatorial Director Mick Buck to share his thoughts on the collection.
Watch the clip below to hear from Cary, and get a look at some of the stunning guitars on display. Also, be sure to click here to find out how YOU COULD WIN A TRIP TO NASHVILLE TO VIEW THE COLLECTION!