Experience the Fred and Joe Show

Many of Gretsch fans may have seen the Fred and Joe Show before at their local Gretsch dealer, but the masses can now enjoy thanks to an archived stream by the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. During Summer NAMM and in support of the museum's Bachman-Gretsch exhibit, Gretsch Company President Fred Gretsch

Celebrating 60 Years of the Historic Gretsch-Chet Atkins Relationship

How the right people and the right company came together at the right time to create a legendary line of electric guitars By Fred W. Gretsch In summer 1954, my uncle, Fred Gretsch Jr., and a rising Nashville session and recording guitar star named Chet Atkins put their signatures on a simple two-page contract. Neither

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Honor Chet Atkins

“Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here…they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me.” – Chet Atkins Sideman.  Studio musician.  Performer.  Recording Artist.  Producer.  Record Executive. In an industry known for multi-talented individuals, perhaps no one has achieved such a vast and varied resume as