Fred W. Gretsch is President of the Gretsch Company and a towering figure in the musical instrument business.
He has guided the Gretsch brand since 1984, the company started by his great grandfather - and solidified the great Gretsch sound as one of the leading brands in music today.
Based in Pooler, Georgia - Fred and his wife Dinah run the business and maintain a busy travel schedule, traveling the world over telling the story of Gretsch and the iconic instruments that wear the brand.
I’ve known Fred and Dinah since I was a teenager performing at the Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville. They are like family to me and i’ve enjoyed assisting in some of their philanthropic endeavors with music education programs, Mrs G’s Music Foundation and Little Kids Rock.
Photo Stephen Morton