GRETSCH® CONTINUES 130th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH LIMITED RUN SIX-PIECE DRUM SET
June 13, 2013
Only 12 Limited Edition 130th anniversary Vintage Cherry Burst drum kits will be available in the U.S.
Gretsch Drums is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2013 with a line of commemorative USA-made drum sets that will be made available at select Gretsch retailers throughout the year. Beginning June 1st, Gretsch will release a very limited run of 12 six-piece drum sets in a striking Vintage Cherry Burst finish. Each drum will have classic Gretsch appointments, a special 130th anniversary interior shell label that is numbered to signify its production sequence, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Any time you get a bunch of Gretsch fans together, it¹s going to be a rockin¹ event. But get them together for a whole weekend, playing in a 100-year-old tobacco barn on the outskirts of Music City USA, and you have the ingredients for a genuinely historic occasion.
Such was the case this past October 16-18, when I had the pleasure of joining Gretsch players from across the country at Hachland Hills Vineyard in Joelton, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville) for the second annual Gretsch Nashville Roundup. The event was a live-in weekend of jammin¹, jawin¹, and jivein¹ in a camp-like setting. And, of course, the musical focus was on the great sound of Gretsch instruments. As is always the case in any band setting, drummers at the Roundup were outnumbered by guitarists and bassists. But what they lacked in number they made up for in talent and enthusiasm, providing great rhythmic support for the music that echoed throughout the surrounding woods . The drumming trio at the Nashville Roundup consisted of Jon DeVaul (who provided his own beautiful Gretsch kit for use at the event), Dylan Taylor, and Jason Woodring. And the attraction of the drumset was so strong that it prompted bassist Steve Harms to put down his axe and pick up some sticks for a few tunes. I really enjoyed the great music and the camaraderie that was shared by everyone at the Roundup. And I was happy to share some personal stories and anecdotes about the history of the Gretsch company, the Gretsch family, and some of the great artists who helped to create the Gretsch legacy.
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GRETSCH 130th ANNIVERSARY
Gretsch Drums is proudly celebrating its 130th Anniversary with a series of Limited Edition American-made drum sets
and snare drums. These drums will be released throughout the year and each will include a specially designed 130th
Anniversary interior shell label and a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. The labels and certificates will be numbered
to indicate the production sequence of each drum.
Carefully developed to produce tones that explode a balanced amount of warm low end frequencies
The Catalina Maple series starts with the Gretsch maple formula shell. We carefully developed the maple shell specification to produce tones that explode with attack and volume and project a balanced amount of warm, low-end frequencies. All Catalina Maple shells are 7-ply, 7.2mm.
The Catalina Maples are available in two configurations - a 6-piece shell pack set and a 5-piece shell pack set. Add-on drums are also available to allow for further drum set expansion.