• Gretsch USA Introduces New Finishes for 2011

    Gretsch has added three new finishes to the USA Custom offering for 2011.
    For the first time in company history, Gretsch USA expands its Duco finish offering with Chestnut and Savannah Sunset transparent Duco finishes. Chestnut Duco finish is based on the Piano Black/Walnut/Piano Black color scheme; Savannah Sunset Duco has a Walnut/Burnt Orange/Walnut color scheme.
    Twilight Glass Nitron finish is an updated remake of Gretsch's classic "Starlight Sparkle"finish from the late 1950's, featuring a smoky gray/bronze hue infused with glass shards to create a highly reflective shimmer.
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  • Gretsch USA Introduces New Finishes for 2011

    Black Sparkle Lacquer Added to New Classic Finish Offering
    Gretsch expands its New Classic finish offering with eye-catching Black Sparkle Lacquer for 2011. The finish process begins by applying metallic black flakes evenly to the shells by a systematic, hand-sprayed application. After the flakes are applied, the shell then receives multiple coats of clear lacquer, with hand sanding between each coat. Following intensive buffing, the high-gloss luster finish is revealed. Black Sparkle Lacquer is available in three New Classic configurations, individual snare drums and individual add-on drums.
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  • Renown Finish Offering Expanded with Cobalt Sparkle Fade

    Renown Finish Offering Expanded with Cobalt Sparkle Fade
    Gretsch's new Renown Cobalt Sparkle Fade features large flake on the batter side, medium flake in the middle and small flake on the resonant side with a radiant cobalt blue to ebony black color design. A multi-step, high gloss lacquering process produces a durable mirror gloss finish. Available in three configurations, individual snare drums and individual add-on drums.
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  • Renown '57 - Motor City Blue

    Gretsch breaks conventional drum design with the introduction of the Renown57. Inspired by the great American car companies from the 1950's, the Renown57 incorporates timeless, iconic car design elements and applies them to drums. The "hood ornament"is the Renown Chevron, an aluminum triangular teardrop painted white with raised beveled chrome edges and embossed chrome Gretsch logo. Each drum has its own sized chevron, scaled to symmetrically fit that specific drum size. Drums are finished in eye-catching Motor City Blue - the traditional color derived from the 1950's car era. Renown's contemporary features make this a modern day classic. To further distinguish this drum set design, Gretsch partnered with Gibraltar Hardware to produce a matching throne that will be included FREE with this kit for a limited time.
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  • Catalina Maple - Free Tom and Added Colors

    Gretsch's popular Catalina Maple series will introduce a FREE 8"tom in two configurations and offer two burst colors at no additional price uplift.
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  • Catalina Birch Dazzles with New Diamond Halogen Sparkle Finishes

    For 2011, Gretsch is excited to expand the Catalina Birch series finish offering with Diamond Halogen Sparkle finish. The material features a prismatic silver sparkle base that radiates a highly reflective shimmer in subtle green, blue, yellow and red hues. Further depth is added by tinting the whole shell over the halogen material. Ebony Diamond Halogen Burst (EDHB) features a black/silver/black color design. Blue Diamond Halogen Fade (BDHF) transitions from royal blue at the batter side to pure silver at the resonant side with varying blue and purple color hues in between. As durable as they are visually distinctive, these finishes have a custom made look, but come without the custom-made price tag.
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  • Catalina Club Jazz - New Finish

    Galaxy Black Sparkle finish represents another classic finish in the popular Club Jazz Series.
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  • Mark Schulman Signature Snares

    Gretsch has teamed up with endorsee, Mark Schulman to launch two new Full Range snare drums for 2011. Available in 6x12 (6 lug) and 6x13 (8 lug), these signature snare drums are designed to appeal to the working drummer. Mark challenged Gretsch to create a snare that could cut through dense live performance mixes and still retaining their versatility. In return, Gretsch presented Schulman with a 9-ply, 8.6mm all-maple shell with 45-degree bearing edges, die cast hoops, 42-strand snare wires, Silver Sealer interior and Evans drum heads. A Double stripe Bubinga inlay adds a distinctive look and is accompanied by a badge featuring Mark's signature.
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  • Gretsch Legend Brass Snares

    Gretsch has had a long history of building brass snare drums with a center bead dating back to the late 1930's. Gretsch's Legend snare drums pay tribute to the snares of yesteryear by combining time-tested features with contemporary drum making machinery. The 1mm center bead brass shell incorporates 45-degree single-flanged edges with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops to produce balanced and saturating tones. To enhance the dynamics of the brass shell, all lugs are attached without lug "spacers"or "gaskets."Available in 6.5x14, 5.5x14, 6x13 and 6x12 sizes. All snares feature 20-strand brass coated snare wires, adjustable throw off/butt plate and Evans coated batter head with Evans hazy snare side head.
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  • New Full Range Ash Side Snares

    Gretsch's new Full Range Ash Side Snare drums combine cutting tones with convenient mounting placement. Ash wood is inherently dense and produces a high pitch and bright timbre, making the perfect auxiliary snare. Available in 6x10 and 6x12 sizes, both drums have 10-ply, 8mm select Ash shells with 30-degree bearing edges, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, adjustable Gretsch throw off and 20 strand steel snare wires. Shells are finished in deep transparent satin black with black hardware. 12.7mm Gretsch bracket with GTS suspension system provides convenient mount placement off the hi-hat stand using a 12.7mm L-Arm (not included).
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  • Contoured Wood Hoop Snares - New Size and Finishes

    Gretsch's Contoured Wood Hoop snare drum collection expands with the introduction of a 5.5 x 14 snare and two additional finish options. New finishes include Satin Walnut contoured hoops fitted on gloss natural shell (SWN) and Satin Ebony hoops with transparent gloss ebony shell (BLK). Each finish is available in contoured wood hoop models and contoured wood/metal hoop models. All drums feature 10-ply, 8mm all-maple shells with 30-degree edges and silver sealer interiors, 10-lugs, adjustable throw-off/butt plate, 20-strand brass coated snare wires and Evans coated G1 and Hazy snare side heads.
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Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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Gold Series Snares

Gold Series drums use high-grade materials consisting of boutique-level craftsmanship and appointments.

The New Gold Series snares are designed for the discerning player that is looking to add a new, unique sound to their drum kit. View the entire Gold Series listing to learn more.

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