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Gretsch Drum History

Welcome to the Gretsch Drum History Page. This page has different sections to help you determine what your Gretsch drums are. The Gretsch Round Badge was used for many years, so the best way to date Vintage Gretsch drums is to look at the interior of the shells. Natural or Silver sealer, then we can look at the number of ply's in the shell. Finally if they have paper tags or not on the inside. All of these dating tid bits help us get to a close date range of your drums date of manufacture. Gretsch Snare Drums Catalog Pages* and Gretsch Drum Set Catalog Pages* is a great place to start your research. If you are having a hard time and need more help then visit our drum forum which is the largest vintage drum forum on the Internet become a member and ask your Gretsch questions there.


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Fred Gretsch, Jr., Enters Business With Father Son of Head of Prominent Musical Merchandise House

Recently Graduated From Cornell University Fred Gretsch, Jr., oldest son of Fred Gretsch, head of the Fred Gretsch Mfg. Co., manufac- Fred Gretsch, Jr. turer, importer and wholesaler of musical merchandise, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, N. Y., graduated last month with a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University, and has entered the firm to learn the business. Young Mr. Gretsch, who is the third Fred Gretsch in the history of this forty-three-year-old concern, achieved scholastic distinction at Cornell and promises to make good in business rapidly. While at the university he was manager of the varsity hockey team and otherwise prominent in undergraduate activities. At the present time

Mr. Gretsch's father is in Europe visiting the foreign branches of the company and he is working under the guidance of Phil Nash, sales manager, and Emerson Strong, advertising manager. He is already quite well grounded in the fundamentals of the business for he has spent several Summer vacations working in the factory and one year he visited the European musical merchandise centers with his father.

Music Trade Review - JULY 17, 1926



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