Gretsch artist Steve Ferrone was recently inducted into Guitar Center’s Rock Walk during their 25th annual Drum Off, which was held at Club Nokia in CA last month. His award was presented to him by Questlove. Steve’s extensive bio includes: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, and Duran Duran. Congratulations, Steve!... Read More
Sixth Generation Gretsch Family Member
July 09, 2009
Sixth Generation Gretsch Family Member, Calvin "Rane" Gretsch to visit Gretsch Japan Dealers
Sixth generation Gretsch family member, Calvin "Rane" Gretsch, will be traveling to Japan this month to meet and greet customers during a visit to Gretsch Guitar and Drum dealers.
Rane will be accompanied by well known guitar & pickup manufacturer, TV Jones as they tour throughout Japan. Some of the younger musicians may find it very interesting to meet a member of their generation within a company that has been in business for over 125 years.
Rane will be autographing a special Gretsch family photo at each store featuring members of the fourth, fifth, and sixth generations.
Check the following schedule for list of event dates, times and locations:
GRETSCH JAPAN TOUR SCHEDULE DATE LOCATION June 23 - Afternoon Dealers in Akihabara District: Gakki Center, Taniguchi Gakki, Ikebe Gakki - Revore
June 24 - Morning Dealers in Shibuya District: Music Land Key, Ikebe Gakki
June 24 - Afternoon Dealers in Shibuya District: G. Club, Ishibashi Gakki, Walkin', Thrills on the Strings
June 25 - Ishibashi Gakki, Shimamura Gakki
June 27 - Various dealers in Osaka
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