1 Baxter 6 months ago Well, here we are in 2020, which means that at some point this year this site will hit 25 years old.I say "at some point" because in the early days, I didn't really keep track of any of it all that well. I never dreamed I'd still be doing it all these years later.At the ripe old age of 25, I'd wager it's one of the longest-running sites still on the internet. To put it in perspective, Amazon started less than a year before. Ebay started around the same time. Google was still three years from existing, and Facebook wouldn't start up for almost a decade. In fact, Gretsch themselves didn't get on the internet until January 1996. There just wasn't anything about Gretsch out there on those much sparser internet days, so there was a lot of room for a dumb kid to get by on relentless enthusiasm and dogged determination alone. It sure wasn't smarts.I don't think the site always gets the credit due for how much work went into documenting Gretsch history and guitars, and bringing together people to help do that. We filled in a LOT of blanks, especially in the early days. Now there are folks like Ed Ball exhaustively documenting everything, but for a long time, it was just this site, and a lot of folks copying the literally thousands of pages of content created here.And that's not counting the forum. What a wild ride the forum has been. Couldn't ask for a better bunch of folks to take that ride with, though. Well, with maybe a few exceptions And so here we are. I've changed an awful lot. The internet's changed around the site, and so has the world. And yet, here we are.Happy 2020, everyone. And a happy 25th Anniversary to the Gretsch Pages: The original & most complete source of Gretsch guitar info. Since 1995.