The first Gretsch Renown model was released back in 1948 and “Renown” has remained a staple in our vocabulary ever since. The latest evolution is the Renown Limited, a new design that showcases many features of yesteryear while staying true to the clean lines, stunning looks, and high-quality sound that drummers expect from the Gretsch Renown series.
The new Renown Limited’s foundation is a 7 ply mahogany shell that’s finished in gloss lacquer and detailed with a Vintage Marine Pearl inlay. Longstanding features like traditional sizes, a direct-to-shell mount, die-cast hoops, and 30-degree bearing edges put the finishing touches on this celebratory kit.
This setup features a 14 x 22" bass drums, 8 x 12" rack tom, 16 x 16" floor tom and a 7 x 14" snare drums with an add on 7 x 10" rack tom available.
For our double platinum anniversary, this Renown Limited will only be in production throughout 2023. Celebrate 140 years of Gretsch Drums with us and add this extra special kit to your collection.
Today’s working drummers need a kit that can do it all—and do it well. Gretsch Renown is one of the most versatile drum sets ever made. Now, with one drum set, you can play with the sensitivity and touch to handle the smoothest grooves of the 1950s; the attack and projection required to drive the most powerful compositions of the 60s and 70s; and the clarity and vibrance needed to faithfully reproduce the clean studio sounds of the 80s, 90s and beyond.
Renown still features the classic 7-ply Gretsch formula maple shells, with 30-degree bearing edges and exclusive “Silver Sealer” interiors. But this Renown comes with a new twist with the addition of the Gretsch's player-friendly “302” hoop—the same hoop used on Gretsch's Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums. Gretsch 302 hoops produce the desirable focused sound like that of a die cast hoop, but are lighter in weight and less rigid, allowing the drum to better “breath” and achieve maximum resonance. The 2016 Renown delivers the traditional Gretsch sound with an incredible open, harmonic tone that supplies the versatility needed to meet the demands of the hardest working drummers.
Renown looks as good as ever, with numerous appointments that are traditionally Gretsch, including a lightweight, off-the-shell mounting system, distinctively styled lugs, brackets, memory locks and bass drum spurs and the classic “T-Wing” screw. The 2016 Renown comes in a variety of popular configurations and finishes. Individual toms, snare drums and bass drums are also available.