Brian is the drummer with up-and-coming group The Lone Bellow. Their debut CD came out in January to rave reviews and was produced by Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock. They have an extremely busy summer touring schedule, which includes major festivals. When asked Why Gretsch? Brian replied "The rich heritage and the SOUND."... Read More
CATALINA BIRCH DAZZLES WITH NEW DIAMOND HALOGEN SPARKLE FINISHES
January 19, 2011
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.
Catalina Maple series features include: - 7-ply, 7mm 100% Birch shells - 30 degree bearing edges - Mini Gretsch lugs - 4945 tom mount plate - Gretsch ball socket tom mount with 12.7mm tom arms
Available models and configurations: BR-E8256 : 5-Piece Catalina Birch Euro Configuration Sizes: 18 x 22, 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 16 x 16, 5.5 x 14
BR-S8255: Piece Catalina Birch Standard Configuration Sizes: 18 x 22, 8 x 12, 9 x 13, 16 x 16, 6.5 x 14
Gretsch USA Custom
Hand-crafted every step of the way
The epitome and legend of "That Great Gretsch Sound." The USA Custom series is hand-crafted every step of the way in our Ridgeland, SC factory by highly experienced and skilled drumsmiths. Our legendary Gretsch formula 6-ply shell is the cornerstone of our legendary sound. Shells are completed with 30-degree bearing edges, Silver Sealer, die-cast hoops and custom finishes - ingredients all combined to make a sound long recognized for its classic clear timbre, balanced tone and explosive projection. Custom design your Gretsch dream kit "a la cart" by choosing your desired drum sizes, colors and hardware options. The Gretsch legend continues.
The NEW Gretsch USA Custom Order Guide will explain the many options that are available to help you design a drum set that matches your individual voice as a drummer.
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.