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Founded by Friederich Gretsch who immigrated from Germany to the United States started
up a small shop in Brooklyn in 1883.

Before seeing the fruits of his creation He died in 1895.

Even though the company was sold in 1967 to Baldwin, Fred Gretsch jnr at the age of 21
vowed that eventually he would buy back the company.

Eighteen years later the family company was owned once again in the hands og the Gretsch

This is an incredible story of a pioneering family believing in their great instruments.

The instrument was made famouse by George Harrison, Elvis Presley etc.

The gretsch web site is available to all at the above Address for all to see.

Thank you.

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