May 06, 2013

Round Badge Dealer Event includes factory tour, performance by Keith Carlock and tour of Savannah, Georgia

On April 1, 2013, Gretsch Drums invited 14 of its top independent retailers to its factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina for three days of events with KMCMusicorp sales and percussion management in and around the Gretsch facility. As part of a hands-on tour of the Gretsch drum factory, retailers were able to design their own custom snare drums. Attendees were also eligible to win special prizes, including two one-of-a-kind Gretsch USA Custom snare drums created specifically for the event. The group was treated to a rousing performance by Gretsch artist Keith Carlock, as well as a guided tour of nearby Savannah, Georgia.

“Each aspect of the trip was very informative and enjoyable,” said Peter Treuden of Interstate Music, a division of Cascio Music Company. “I came away with a much better understanding and appreciation of Gretsch Drums. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the products and the process of how they are made. Simply great craftsmanship.”

John Palmer, Gretsch Director of Product said “Gretsch Round Badge independent drum retailers represent Gretsch Drums in the best possible light. This event brought supportive dealers together to celebrate Gretsch Drums, develop new Gretsch strategies and share information in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Keith Carlock was musically inspiring as always, especially with this group setting of Gretsch devotees and Gretsch factory staff.”

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