January 24, 2013

Gretsch Drums is proud to celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2013 with a limited run of commemorative USA-made drum sets and snare drums that will be released throughout the year. Each drum will have classic Gretsch appointments, a special 130th anniversary interior shell label, numbered to signify its production sequence, and a Certificate of Authenticity. “To commemorate our heritage, Gretsch Drums is pleased to present a limited offering of anniversary products produced in our Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA drum manufacturing facility,” said John Palmer, Director of Product for Gretsch Drums.

The 130th anniversary drum kits will be available in five configurations across the USA Custom and Brooklyn lines: four configurations for the USA Custom line, and one for the Brooklyn line. Three new 130th anniversary snare drums will also be introduced in popular sizes and striking finishes.

USA Custom 130th Anniversary

Gretsch will offer four limited-production USA Custom drum kits worldwide in 2013. Thirty sets of a five-piece kit with exotic Birdseye Maple and Satin Natural lacquer finish will be available first quarter. Thirty-five sets of the four-piece bop kit in Silver Satin Flame Nitron finish will be available second quarter. In the second half, Gretsch will introduce a six-piece kit in Vintage Cherry Burst, limited to 30 sets, and a four-piece kit with vintage Gretsch appointments in Satin Gold Flame Nitron finish, limited to 35 sets.

Brooklyn 130th Anniversary

Gretsch now offers a Brooklyn 130th Anniversary four-piece kit in Pewter Sparkle Nitron finish. The Brooklyn 130th kit will be available throughout 2013.

130th Anniversary Snare Drums

Three unique 130th anniversary snare drums are now available: a 6 ½”x 14” Claro Walnut with Lightning Satin Natural finish, a 6 ½”x 14” Birdseye Maple with Lightning Satin Natural finish, and 5”x 14” and 7”x 14” solid aluminum snare drums with black finish and black nickel hardware.

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Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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