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December 04, 2013
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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.
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