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.
Houston, Tx was the site of three KMCmusicorp events on Saturday Oct 6th , 2012. Cymbalfusion.com located at 5829 West Sam Houston Parkway North #401 Houston, TX, hosted one only three Sabian Cymbal Vote day at independent music shops in Texas. The twelve cymbals being presented for a consumer vote to be 2013’s new production from the Canadian manufacturer were show by Chris De Lise of Sabian. Erik Paulson, owner of cymbalfusion.com pulled in a group of Houston based pro-players and top instructors. Approximately 50 enthusiasts came by to demo and vote for their four favorites during an open house between noon and five. Cymbalfusion.com offered special pricing on the over one hundred SABIAN cymbals the carry in stock.
Two other drum centric happening were staged at Percussion Center, Houston (a division of HiHat Inc.), 6990 Port West Drive #100, Houston. A Cassio Duarte Clinic Introduction To Brazilian Percussion was held from 2-4 pm. Cassio Duarte, an LP artist and clinician hosted a group of 25 percussionist explaining the key instruments used in Samba style drumming, playing technique and how to adapt Samba to modern styles from rock to marching bands. It was also ‘Gretsch Snare Tasting’ event all day Saturday with a fine selection featuring nine Gretsch snares, Gretsch bags and practice pads, and a variety of Gretsch kit on view to be demo-ed and purchased at special pricing. COO of Percussion Center Michael Henry also had snack on hand for his customer to munch while they played all the drums.
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.