Any anniversary celebration is special. But when it’s a double anniversary, that’s extra-special. And when one of those anniversaries marks 130 years…well, that’s unique.
So it was with the Gretsch 130th Anniversary celebration, which was held this past May 4 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in Bloomingdale, Georgia. The location was appropriate, since Bloomingdale is just “down the road a bit” from Pooler, which is where my wife Dinah and I reside. And the Gretsch USA Custom Drums factory is located just across the river, in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
The setting for the event had a somewhat rural... Read More
Gretsch® Drums Announces Winner of Exclusive Zac Brown Band Autographed Drum Set
August 29, 2012
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (August 29, 2012) — Gretsch Drums is proud to announce that Tim Hendrix of Blue Eye, Mo. was selected as the winner of the Gretsch ’57 Renown Giveaway. The prize was a five-piece set of Gretsch ’57 Renown drums, featuring a snare drum signed by members of the chart-topping country act, the Zac Brown Band. The contest ran from June 1 to June 30 and received thousands of entries from across the country.
The contest win comes as a welcome ray of light for Tim and his family. A career firefighter, Hendrix has been helping his five-year-old son Cooper battle a rare kidney condition that left him needing a transplant. Fortunately, Tim’s wife Gillian was able to donate one of her kidneys to Cooper.
With considerable waiting time at the hospital, Tim filled the downtime by searching online for drums for his fire department’s pipe and drum band. Eventually, his search led him to the Gretsch Drums website, where he submitted his entry to win a Gretsch ’57 Renown drum set.
“Gretsch drums are known for their quality,” said Tim. “You can instantly tell this set lives up to that reputation.”
Within weeks, Cooper was off to a healthy recovery, and Tim was the owner of his very own Gretsch ’57 Renown kit signed by the Zac Brown Band.
“I couldn't unpack it fast enough,” said Hendrix.
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.