Gretsch employees...1950 - 54, 1963 - 68. Questions??


Aug 2, 2011
Long Island
After over a year, I will be talking to a woman who worked at Gretsch from 1950 through 1954. Medical setbacks have caused a wait to speak with her, but I'll talk to her by 1/23.

After posting a picture of the Grestch factory on FB for the woman to see, I got a message from a guy who knows a man who worked there from 1963 - 68!! I spoke with him on the phone today and we'll meet probably next week.

She has some stories but probably doesn't remember much technical stuff, but Ralph rememberes EVERYTHING. He was spitting out model numbers like he made them last week!! He met Chet Atkins a few times and said that when the Beatles got big, and the made George Harrison's Gretsch for the Ed Sullivan Show, all the workers at the factory signed the inside of the body.

If you have any questions for either of them, please post, or email me directly at [email protected].
I plan to take some pictures and submit an article to VG Magazine.

Thanks!! John