Grado Labs has been hand building products in Brooklyn for over sixty years. Their family’s Brooklyn heritage goes back to 1911, when Joseph Grado’s father came from Sicily and made his home here. His great-grandfather then opened his fruit store in 1918, and continued till 1952. In 1953, that store became Grado Laboratories.
Fast forward sixty-two years, and they’re celebrating their heritage with the GH1. The GH1 is the first headphone to ever be built from a Brooklyn tree, and marks the beginning of their Grado Heritage Series. What makes this mean even more to them is that the tree is from their hometown of Sunset Park.