Check out Gretsch artist Rick Woolstenhulme
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
Round Badge Dealer Event includes factory tour, performance by Keith Carlock and tour of Savannah, Georgia
On April 1, 2013, Gretsch Drums invited 14 of its top independent retailers to its factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina for three days of events with KMCMusicorp sales and percussion management in and around the Gretsch facility. As part of a hands-on tour of the Gretsch drum factory, retailers were able to design their own custom snare drums. Attendees were also eligible to win special prizes, including two one-of-a-kind Gretsch USA Custom snare drums created specifically for the event. The group was treated to a rousing performance by Gretsch artist Keith Carlock, as well as a guided tour of nearby Savannah, Georgia.
“Each aspect of the trip was very informative and enjoyable,” said Peter Treuden of Interstate Music, a division of Cascio Music Company. “I came away with a much better understanding and appreciation of Gretsch Drums. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the products and the process of how they are made. Simply great craftsmanship.”
John Palmer, Gretsch Director of Product said “Gretsch Round Badge independent drum retailers represent Gretsch Drums in the best possible light. This event brought supportive dealers together to celebrate Gretsch Drums, develop new Gretsch strategies and share information in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Keith Carlock was musically inspiring as always, especially with this group setting of Gretsch devotees and Gretsch factory staff.”
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