Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
For more than 130 years, our award-winning company has been providing "That Great Gretsch Sound" to drummers around the globe.
In 1883, the Gretsch Musical Instrument Company opened its doors as a small retail store in Brooklyn, New York. 135 years later, the storied brand’s proprietorship is firmly in the hands of the Gretsch family as it carries on the same traditions set forth by Friedrich Gretsch so many years ago. To mark this milestone, we proudly present the Limited Edition Gretsch 135th Anniversary drum set and commemorative snare drum. These instruments are meticulously crafted to celebrate the Gretsch legacy and provide drummers with a playable piece of Gretsch history that will live on forever.
Designed by Gretsch master drum builder, Paul Cooper, the 135th drum set features a Broadkaster series shell with Exotic Ribbon Mahogany outer ply, finished in either Dark Emerald or Classic Mahogany nitrocellulose gloss lacquer. Single-flange 301 hoops with vintage-style claw hooks complete the retro look and add to its signature tonality.
GK-R424-A135: 80 Sets Available Worldwide (40 Classic Mahogany, 40 Dark Emerald)
GK-J484-A135: 55 Sets Available Worldwide (28 Classic Mahogany, 27 Dark Emerald).
3-ply maple/poplar/ribbon mahogany, Silver Sealer interiors
Bass: Maple with matching lacquer and Chrome inlay
Snare: Gretsch "301" single-flanged
Toms: Gretsch "301" single-flanged
Bass: Classic Chrome Die Cast Claw Hooks with Padding Chrome T-Rods
Snare: Mini-Claw Hooks
Toms: Mini-Claw Hooks
Chrome Telescoping Spurs
Classic GTS Mount
Tom & Snare Batter: Gretsch Coated “135th” Permatone
Tom Resonant: Gretsch clear “135th” Permatone
Batter: White Coated Permatone PS3
Resonant: Coated white w/ Broadkaster Logo
For those who want to mark the occasion by adding to their prized snare collection, we offer the Gretsch 135th snare drum. Each 5" × 14" 8-lug solid aluminum shell is hand engraved by master engraver Eric Sooy and assembled with 301 single flange hoops with mini-claw hooks, Lightning Throw-Off and snap-in key holder and custom REMO USA-made Permatone heads. A limited edition deluxe carrying case is included with the drum.
Production of these unique collector’s items will be limited to 135 units.