Brian Setzer Talks ‘40’ Years of Stray Cats with ‘Guitarist’

Photo by Suzie Caplan The Stray Cats are back with their first album in 26 years, 40, and Guitarist magazine’s Ed Mitchell caught up with the legendary Brian Setzer in the August issue to talk about the gear used on the latest record and his longstanding relationship with Gretsch. “[On 40], I used my mainstays,”

Five Great Gretsch Rock Albums of the 1980s

Gretsch electric guitars loomed large in the 1950s with original-era rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly; even larger in the 1960s with the British Invasion. They were certainly still around during the musically tumultuous 1970s, although you did have to look a little harder. And then the 1980s arrived. The 1980s. That was the decade when