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December 04, 2013
Check out Gretsch artist Rick Woolstenhulme performing tonight with the Goo Goo Dolls at the Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony on NBC!... Read More
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 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.Learn More!
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.Read More