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History of Gretsch Drums

Friedrich Gretsch immigrated to As a result of its drum


the USA from Germany in 1872 manufacturing leadership, superior Bill Gretsch
and set up his musical instrument sound and aesthetic qualities,
business in 1883. Friedrich died Gretsch has always enjoyed great relationships with some of
young and his son Fred Gretsch the world’s most renowned drummers. Pioneering drummers
Sr., still a teenager, took over in such as Chick Webb, Dave Tough, Mel Lewis, Max Roach,
Friedrich Gretsch the 1890’s. Fred Gretsch Sr. built and Art Blakey were some of the big names playing Gretsch
up the Fred Gretsch Company in from the 30’s through 60’s. Today, modern day legends such
Brooklyn, New York, supplying as Vinnie Colaiuta, Phil Collins, Stephen Ferrone and
drums and other musical items Charlie Watts choose to play Gretsch; we are also proud
throughout the world. By that a new generation of cutting-edge drummers such as
1916 the Gretsch Company Cindy Blackman, Rob Bourdon, Stanton Moore and Paul
had outgrown its factory, and John have also discovered “That Great Gretsch Sound.”
re-located to a new, larger
building in Brooklyn. Fred A new generation of players brought us new inspiration that
Gretsch Jr. took over the reins of led to the development of New Classic, Renown Maple,
the Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Catalina and Blackhawk series drums. These series take
Company in 1942, but shortly their cue from the top-of-the-line Gretsch USA-made
afterwards left to serve with drums, and meet the needs of drummers at all playing levels
distinction as a Navy Commander Fred Gretsch, Sr. and budgets.
in the Pacific during World War II.
At that point, his younger brother, Bill Gretsch, took over With over 125 years
as President of Gretsch and of drum building
continued the company’s expertise, a reputation
leadership in drum manufacturing of having the best
and innovation. In 1985, Bill sounding drums in the
Gretsch’s son, Fred Gretsch, business and a
became President of the Gretsch complete line of drums
Company, and along with his wife for every drummer,
Dinah, oversees the company Gretsch Drums is
today. Gretsch Drums are now perfectly poised and
manufactured in Ridgeland, for the next 125
South Carolina, after the factory’s years of progressive
Fred Gretsch, Jr. re-location there in 1986. musical history.

Gretsch Factory 1905, Brooklyn, NY

ROUND BADGE T-ROOF U.S.A. DROP G U.S.A. CENTENNIAL


1930’S to 1970 STOP SIGN STOP SIGN 1983
1979 1980/1981
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Gretsch USA Professional Drums Features
“The Standard of the World” set by Gretsch over the past
3 centuries of its drum manufacturing is evident in every aspect
of Gretsch USA professional drums. Hand-crafted quality,
classic features and 125 years of manufacturing experience all
contribute to the magic that is “That Great Gretsch Sound.”

The Drum Shell The Drum Hardware natural drum sound, not one impeded
The soul of every Gretsch USA drum, To create the optimum sound, you by its finish. All USA Custom drums
our six-ply Maple shell design has must start with quality materials or are hand finished, sanded and buffed
been around for the past five decades your sound just won’t measure up. All in an intensive process that results in a
and is an exclusive Gretsch USA metal parts drum that looks as amazing as it
feature that will not are made the same way sounds. There are far easier ways to
be found on any other they were made in the finish drums, but Gretsch has built
brand in the market 1930’s, with heavy-duty its reputation not only on its
today. The one thing zinc alloy and then are sound but its appearance, and
we hear over and die-cast. After casting, will not compromise when it
over from drummers is the parts are triple-plated comes to its lacquer finishes.
“That Great Gretsch with copper, then nickel,
Sound” is the same as it then finally chrome, and are For players who prefer a more
has always been. polished to a brilliant luster. traditional drum look, Gretsch’s
Nitron coverings - including easily-
The Bearing Edge Toms and snare drums are finished off identifiable Gretsch sparkle and
All professional Gretsch USA drums with heavy gauge die-cast hoops. All vintage patterns - not only provide an
feature a 30-degree bearing edge that mounted toms include GTS alternative to lacquer finishes, but are
is unique to Gretsch and contributes suspension systems for maximum durable and as individual as the
to our resonance, and all 8", 10" and 12" drummer that plays them.
legendary toms feature Gretsch’s unique 5-lug
sound. configuration. The combination of The Drum Heads
This edge these components contributes to the Gretsch Permatone heads used on all
design sound that has defined Gretsch for so Gretsch USA-made drums are
maximizes many years. manufactured to our exact
the specifications and are
warmth of the Maple and focuses the The Drum Finish available in both
tone and projection of the shell. All Gretsch is proud to be the world’s only coated and clear
shells are sealed in the interior with major drum manufacturer to use versions. Bass
our specially formulated Nitrocellulose lacquer on its drum batter
Silver Sealer, which we high-gloss and satin finished USA heads are pre-
have used since the drums. Nitrocellulose finishes cure muffled for a
1960’s, to make them with the drum over time and allow great sound right
unmistakably Gretsch. the wood to breath. The result is a out of the box.

SQUARE BADGE DROP G - STOP SIGN NEW ROUND BADGE SQUARE


U.S.A. 2004 - Present 2003/2008 SINCE 1883
1986 - 2004 2006 - Present
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Here are some of the Gretsch Artists that simply love . . . .

Rob Bourdon Charlie Watts Paul “Phinkky” John, Jr. Steve Ferrone
Linkin Park The Rolling Stones Alicia Keys Tom Petty

Alvino Bennett Brad Wilk Stanton Moore Van Romaine


Dave Mason Rage Against The Machine / Audioslave Galactic Steve Morse

Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. Scott Underwood Stefanie Eulinberg Oscar Musiate Chris Cester
Lifehouse Train Kid Rock Juan Gabriel Jet

Garrett Goodwin Lemar Carter Bill Stewart Ryan MacMillan Paul Thomson
Carrie Underwood Joss Stone John Scofield / Pat Metheny Matchbox Twenty Franz Ferdinand

Jarred Wrennell Karl Brazil Tommy Wells Ro Krom Zach Sims


Steriogram James Blunt Independent / Studio Kraak & Smaak Day of Fire

U.S. Artists Not Pictured: Pete Alexander - El Pus, Trent Anderson - Blacklist Union, Jay Bellerose - Paula Cole/Beck, Samuel Bey - The Parlor Mob,
Raymond Boyd - Michael W. Smith, Ian Browne - Independent, Brett Clark - SheDaisy, Will Cruse - Les Brown, Daniel Davison - Norma Jean,
Paul Deakin - The Mavericks, David Derge - Independent, Paul Eckberg - Owsley/Amy Grant, Jimmie Fadden - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Eddie Fisher - OneRepublic, Martin Flores - Joan Sebastian, Sam Fogarino - Interpol, Hannah Ford - Peace, Love & Drums,
Danny Frankel - k.d. Lang, Doug Frasure - Lane Turner, J.J. Freire - Bacilos, Johnny Friday - Natalie Cole, Ray Fryoux - Seventh Day Slumber,
Jeremy Gagon - Heavenly States, Jack Gavin - Independent, Paul Goldberg - Independent, Paul Alexander Gonzalez - Paulina Rubio,
Sebastien Grainger - Death From Above 1979, Justin Graves - A Life Once Lost, Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters, David Huff - Independent/Producer,
Makoto Izumitani - Gwen Stefani, Dean Koba - Independent, Joe LaBarbera - Joe LaBarbera Quintet, Pat McDonald - Charlie Daniels Band,
Jose Medeles - The Breeders, Francisco Mela - Independent, Eric Micali - Val Emmich, Duane Norman - Independent, Matt Palermo - Ludo,
Debbi Peterson - The Bangles, Wesley Pryor - Mark Chesnutt, Seth Rausch - Joe Nichols, George Receli - Bob Dylan, Tommy Rickard - Studio,
Forrest Robinson - Independent, Rich Russo - Andrew W.K., Kevin Sanford - “Havanna Night Club”, Scott Savage - Chris Rice,
Terry Silverlight - Independent, Gregg Stocki - Tracy Lawrence, Noel White - Independent, Nate Wood - Independent, Ryan Yerdon - Puddle of Mudd
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“That Great Gretsch Sound”

Cindy Blackman Phil Collins Stan Frazier Alex Rodriguez


Lenny Kravitz Solo Artist / Genesis Sugar Ray Saosin

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Vinnie Colaiuta Mark Schulman Bill Rieflin


Slipknot / Dirty Little Rabbits Independent / Studio Pink R.E.M.

Sammy J. Watson Bryan Keeling Pierre Belleville Christian Vander Lucrezio de Seta
MT. Helium Shooter Jennings Lofofora (France) Magma Independent (Italy)

David Northrup Slim Jim Phantom Yvo Abadi Warren Oakes Martin Stoeck
Travis Tritt Stray Cats Amadou et Mariam Against Me Pur

Daniel Schild Dave Mette Francesco Mendolia Jesse Labovitz Oscar D’Auria
Blaze Laith Al Deen Elio Volpini No Warning Independent / Studio

Int’l Artists Not Pictured: Yves Baibai - Independent, Yves BayBay - Mauranne, Beaver - D4, Amaury Blanchard - Gerald de Palmas, Franco Cafforio - Piero Pelu,
Herman Cambre - Clouseau/Studio, Kasper Dam - The Goods, Hugo Damin - Independent, Frank Dapper - Independent,
Lukas Doksausky - Arakian, Orri Pall Dyrason - Sigur Ros, Davide Esposito - Independent, Aaron Fagan - UKSP,
Daniel Farrugia - The Bamboos, Paulinho Fonseca - Jota Quest, Stephane Galland - Aka Moon/Axelle Red, Sean Gannon - Magic Numbers,
Mario Goossens - Triggerfinger, Dave Hyde - Futureheads, Clint Hyndman - Something For Kate, David Imbrechts - Independent,
Kuba Jablonski - Lady Pank, Jonny Jenkins - The Streets, Harry Judd - Mcfly, Claus Andre Larsen - Briskeby,
Maurizio dei Lazzaretti - Independent, Eric Lebailly - Adagio, Paul Mason - The Bodyrockers, Tony Mason - Independent,
Cameron McGlinchey - Rogue Traders, Lee Morris - Beulah, Radek Owczarz - Pilichowski Band, Robi Parolin - Blown/Freelance,
Sven Petri - Sasha, Jan Pluta - Kombii, Mauro Ramos - Independent, Ralph Salmins - Independent, Anthony Scaffidi - Deluc,
Andrew Silvio - Pete Murray Band, Francois Soulier - Indochine, Maciek “Slimak” Starosta - Acid Drinkers, Fredy Studer - Independent,
Xavier Tribolet - Sanseverino, Joost van den Broeck - Independent, Wouter van Tornhout - Reborn, Wouter van Wijk - Clayborn en Stoma,
Damon Wilson - Independent, Dawn Zhu - El Presidente
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USA Custom The epitome of “That Great Gretsch Sound.” The USA Custom
series is handcrafted in our Ridgeland, SC factory by an expert
team of experienced drum craftsmen. Legendary six-ply Gretsch-
formula shells have earned the reputation as the ultimate drum
sound in the industry. Custom design your dream Gretsch kit by
choosing your desired drum sizes, colors, hardware and accessories.

Rosewood Gloss Lacquer (WR) 6pc Set

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
14" x 16" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" 20-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 9600PK Hardware Pack and


(2) GR-TAWC Tom Arms with Multi-clamps.

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USA Custom

Green Glass Glitter Nitron


(GGP) 4pc Set

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" 8-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar JZPK


Hardware Pack, G4945Bass
Drum Mounting Plate and
GBTH-SL Single Tom Holder.

Millennium Maple Gloss (GMM)


4pc Set

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" 8-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar JZPK Hardware Pack,


GT-STCL Single Tom Arm and GPERB
Black Permatone BD Head.
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USA Custom

Vintage Champagne Sparkle Nitron


(VCS) 4pc Set

SIZES
14" x 26" Bass Drum
9" x 13" Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" 10-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 9600 Series Hardware,


including 9606BA snare stand as tom holder.

Solid Black Nitron


(NB) 5pc Set

SIZES
14" x 26" Bass Drum
9" x 13" Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
18" x 18" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" 20-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with 9600 Series Gibraltar


Hardware, including 9606 snare
stand as tom holder.

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Gretsch USA Custom Walnut drums feature 100% American made Walnut
shells and are finished with an exterior vertical grain ply. Walnut produces an
enhanced lower fundamental tuning range, but the shells can also be tuned-up
USA Custom Walnut
to resonate classic jazz tonalities. To maximize the attractive wood figuring,
these drums are available only in high-gloss clear Nitrocellulose lacquer.

CW-484WRSP-GW
Custom Walnut 4pc Shell Pack
with Rail Mount tom holder

14" x 18" Bass Drum


8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" 8-Lug Snare Drum
GM9005MT Rail Mount

Also Available (Not Shown)


CW-484SP-GW - same as above,
but without Rail Mount
Shown with Gibraltar 8600 Series Hardware.

CW-F605SP-GW (Not Shown)


16" x 20" Bass Drum
7" x 10" Tom
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" 8-Lug Snare Drum

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USA Custom Signature - Vinnie Colaiuta
Gretsch’s Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Series drums feature legendary
Gretsch-formula maple shells in traditional sizes, signature badges
and are finished in White Wash high-gloss lacquer. All lugs,
brackets, and die-cast hoops are finished in a black electro-plated
finish. This is Vinnie’s signature sound, purely defined.

GVS06222K
Vinnie Signature Series
6pc Shell Pack

18" x 22" Bass Drum


7" x 10" Tom
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare

Shown with Gibraltar


Customized Rack Set-up.

AVAILABLE SIZES
Bass Drums
16" x 18"
18" x 22"

Toms
7" x 10"
8" x 12"
9" x 13"
10" x 14"

Floor Toms
14" x 14"
16" x 16"
16" x 18"

Vinnie Colaiuta Snares

The Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Maple Snare features 6-ply The Vinnie Colaiuta New Millennium Signature Snare
maple shell, signature badge, Lightning throw-off, and is features a thicker 8-ply maple shell in Satin Maple finish
finished in White Wash high gloss lacquer with black with chrome hardware and the Lightning throw-off.
electro-plated hardware. Available in 5" x 14" (8 Lug).
Available in 5" x 14" (8 Lug) and 6.5" x 14" (20 Lug).

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USA Custom Signature - Steve Ferrone
Gretsch’s Steve Ferrone Signature Series drums feature 6-ply Gretsch-formula
maple shells in a legendary Gretsch 1955 Cadillac Green finish. These drums
feature Steve’s black and silver signature badges and distinctive Gold Sparkle
inlay on the matching Cadillac Green maple bass drum hoops. The overall
result is a stunning kit, made to Steve’s standards for his legendary grooves.

Steve Ferrone
Signature Series Drums

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
14" x 16" Floor Tom
5" x 14" 8-Lug Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 9600


Series Stands and Gibraltar SC
mounting devices.

AVAILABLE SIZES
Bass Drums
14" x 22"
18" x 22"
14" x 24"

Toms
8" x 10"
8" x 12"
9" x 13"

Floor Toms
14" x 14"
14" x 16"
16" x 16"

Snare Drums
All Steve Ferrone Signature Series Snare Drums
feature Lightning Throw-off (except 4" x 14"
which includes Nickelworks Throw-off).

AVAILABLE SIZES
4" x 14" - 8 Lug
4.5" x 14" - 8 Lug
5" x 14" - 8 Lug
5.5" x 14" - 10 Lug
6.5" x 14" - 10 Lug
8" x 14" - 20 Lug
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USA Custom Finish Options Nitrocellulose Gloss Lacquer Finishes

Nitrocellulose Gloss Curly Lacquer


GMM WO AM DKWN WW
Millennium Burnt Orange Antique Dark Walnut Walnut
Maple Gloss Gloss Maple Gloss Gloss Gloss
Lacquer Lacquer Lacquer Lacquer Lacquer
CMM CSD CWR
Curly Curly Maple Curly Maple
Millennium Stardust Rosewood
Maple Gloss Gloss Gloss
BL WR EB PR TWYL
Nitron Covered Blue Rosewood Ebony Purple Solid
Duco Gloss Gloss Gloss Yellow
Lacquer Lacquer Lacquer Lacquer

BKSP GSP SSP RSP WMP


Black Green Silver Red White
Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle Marine BK ABG SAG SMG GMG
Nitron Nitron Nitron Nitron Nitron Black Azure Sun Silver Gold
Duco Gloss Amber Mist Mist
Gloss Gloss Gloss

NB NW CS TGSP AUSP
Solid Solid Champagne Tangerine Gold
Black White Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle JG CB
Nitron Nitron Nitron Jade Green Caribbean
Gloss Blue

Nitrocellulose Satin Lacquer Finishes


TQSP BLSP VCS VMP BMP
Turquoise Blue Vintage Vintage Black
Sparkle Sparkle Champagne Marine Marine
Sparkle
SWW SWM SEB SWO SWR
Satin Satin Satin Satin Satin
Walnut Maple Ebony Burnt Rosewood
Orange
BLGP RGP GGP SGP BKGP
Blue Red Green Silver Black
Glass Glass Glass Glass Glass

ABO VBO SAO SPR SDKW


Satin Satin Satin Satin Satin
Azure Vintage Sun Purple Dark
Blue Blond Amber Walnut
TQGP TGGP AUGP
Turquoise Tangerine Gold
Glass Glass Glass

SCB CRO
Satin Satin

USA Custom Size Chart Caribbean


Blue
Cherry
Red

Bass Drums Toms Floor Toms


16" 14" x 16" 22" 14" x 22" 8" 4-1/2" x 8" 12" 6" x 12" 14" 7" x 14" 13" 13" x 13"
18" 14" x 18" 16" x 22" 5" x 8" 7" x 12" 9" x 14" 14" 12" x 14"
16" x 18" 18" x 22" 5-1/2" x 8" 8" x 12" 10" x 14" 14" x 14"
18" x 18" 20" x 22" 6" x 8" 9" x 12" 11" x 14" 15" 15" x 15"
20" 14" x 20" 22" x 22" 7" x 8" 10" x 12" 12" x 14" 16" 14" x 16"
16" x 20" 24" 14" x 24" 8" x 8" 12" x 12" 14" x 14" 16" x 16"
18" x 20" 16" x 24" 10" 5" x 10" 13" 6-1/2" x 13" 15" 12" x 15" 18" 16" x 18"
20" x 20" 18" x 24" 6" x 10" 8" x 13" 13" x 15" 18" x 18"
24" x 24" 6-1/2" x 10" 9" x 13" 15" x 15"
26" 14" x 26" 7" x 10" 10" x 13" 16" 8" x 16"
8" x 10" 11" x 13" 11" x 16"
9" x 10" 13" x 13" 13" x 16"
10" x 10" 14" x 16"
16" x 16"
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USA Custom Series wood snare drums feature 6-ply Gretsch maple
shells with 30-degree bearing edges, Die-cast hoops, 20-strand steel
snare wires and Gretsch Permatone coated batter and clear snare-side
USA Custom Snare Drums
heads. Finish options include Nitrocellulose Gloss Lacquer, Gloss Curly Lacquer, Satin Lacquer and Nitron Covered.
Throw-off options include the classic Gretsch Lightning or contemporary designed throw-offs by Dunnett and
Nickelworks. Gretsch’s proprietary snare bed is cut into all wood drums to maximize snare articulation and response.
Our classic key holder and tone control options are available, as they have been for over 50 years.

Snare Drum 6.5" x 14" 20-Lug 4" x 14" 8-Lug


with Lightning Throw with Nickelworks Throw
SIZES in Burnt Orange Gloss in Champagne Sparkle
4" x 14" 8 Lug (Nickelworks only)
4.5" x 14" 8 Lug
5" x 14" 8 Lug
5.5" x 14" 10 Lug
6.5" x 14" 10 Lug
6.5" x 14" 16 Split Lug
6.5" x 14" 20 Split Lug
7" x 14" 20 Split Lug
8" x 14" 20 Split Lug

4.5" x 14" 8-Lug 5" x 14" 8-Lug 5" x 14" 8-Lug


with Lightning Throw with Lightning Throw with Lightning Throw
in Rosewood Curly Maple in Dark Walnut in Millennium Maple Gloss

Gretsch Nickelworks Dunnett


Lightning Throw-off Throw-off
Throw-off

Gretsch
Lightning Dunnett
Butt Plate Butt Plate

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USA Custom G-4000 Metal Snares The G-4000 Series features a complete line-up of
professional metal drums that are hand assembled in
our Ridgeland, South Carolina Custom Shop. All
snare drums feature Lightning throw-off, top and bottom Die-cast hoops, center shell knurl
pattern, “Snap-In” key holder, classic Gretsch “Drop G” Octagon Badge, Permatone coated
top / clear bottom heads and 42-Strand snare wires (24-wires on 13" drums).

Chrome over Brass Shell Hammered Chrome over Brass Shell


MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES
G4160 14" 5" 8 Polished Chrome G4160HB 14" 5" 8 Polished Chrome
G4164 14" 6 1/2" 10 Polished Chrome G4164HB 14" 6 1/2" 10 Polished Chrome
G4168 13" 6" 6 Polished Chrome G4168HB 13" 6" 6 Polished Chrome

Hammered Antique Copper Shell Solid Steel Shell


MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES
G4160HC 14" 5" 8 Antique Copper G4160SS 14" 5" 8 Black Chrome
G4164HC 14" 6 1/2" 10 Antique Copper G4164SS 14" 6 1/2" 10 Black Chrome
G4168HC 13" 6" 6 Antique Copper

Solid Spun Brass Shell Solid Aluminum Shell


MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES MODEL HEAD SIZE DEPTH LUG FINISHES
G4160SB 14" 5" 8 Polished Brass G4160SA 14" 5" 8 Satin Aluminum
G4164SB 14" 6 1/2" 10 Polished Brass

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New Classic series drums offer a hip, retro vibe on a professional drum set with vintage visual
features and contemporary Gretsch sound. New Classic proportionate Gretsch maple shells
increase in thickness as shell diameters increase to give a full, balanced tonality across the
New Classic
entire drum set. Classy appointments include vintage styled tube lugs, round badge, low mass
“ITS” integrated tom suspension system and 9025-hinged tom and floor tom leg brackets.

FEATURES
• Proportionate Gretsch-formula
maple shells
• 30-degree bearing edges with
slightly rounded outside edge
• Silver Sealer shell interiors
• Low-mass vintage styled tube lugs
• Die-cast hoops on toms and snares
• Gretsch “ITS” tom mount system
and chambered FT rubber leg tips
• Evans EMAD (bass), G1 coated
batter (toms and snare),
G1 coated resonant (toms),
Hazy 300 (snare side)

NC-E824-VG
(Vintage Glass)
4pc Shell Pack
NC-6514S-VG
(Vintage Glass) Shown with
Snare Drum Gibraltar 9600PK Hardware Pack.
New Classic Proportionate Shell Specs
SIZES SHELL SIZE # OF PLIES SHELL THICKNESS
18" x 22" Bass Drum 8" 6 4.8 mm
8" x 10" Tom 10" 6 4.8 mm
9" x 12" Tom 12" 6 5.7 mm
14" x 14" Floor Tom 13" 6 5.7 mm
6.5" x 14" Snare Drum 14" 6 6.6 mm
16" 6 7.5 mm
18" 6 7.5 mm
20"-24" 8 9.1 mm
All Snares 10 10 mm

Low-mass ITS mount Die-cast BD Claw Retro Tube Lug


with 9025-hinged tom bracket

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New Classic

NC-F604-MS (Merlot Sparkle)


4pc Shell Pack

NC-5514S-MS (Merlot Sparkle)


Snare Drum

SIZES
16" x 20" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5.5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 7700 Series


Hardware plus Gibraltar Service Center
cymbal mounting devices.

NC-S483-MS (Merlot Sparkle)


3pc Shell Pack

NC-5514S-MS (Merlot Sparkle)


5.5" x 14" Snare Drum

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5.5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar JZPK Hardware Pack.


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New Classic

NC-S483-IMP
(Ivory Marine Pearl)
3pc Shell Pack

NC-5514S-IMP
(Ivory Marine Pearl)
Snare Drum

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5.5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar


8600 Series Hardware.

New Classic Snare Drums


NC-6514VG

All New Classic Snare Drums feature 10-ply, 10mm shells, Die-cast hoops and 10-Lugs.
Adjustable
Available in 5.5" x 14" and 6.5" x 14"
VG (Vintage Glass), MS (Merlot Sparkle), IMP (Ivory Marine Pearl) Snare Butt

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Renown Maple Designed for the touring or amateur drummer, the Renown Maple series offers
incredible tone and has many classic Gretsch features. Attributes include USA
6-ply Rock Maple shells, 30-degree bearing edges, die-cast hoops, GTS suspension
systems and Silver Sealer interior finishes. Renown Maple drums produce a classic
Gretsch tone with a contemporary punch. Custom sparkle lacquer finishes have
dazzling depth and clarity while burst finishes deliver a classic overall appearance.

RN-M024-SSL FEATURES
(Slate Silver Sparkle) 4pc Shell Pack • Renown maple shells with Silver Sealer interiors
• 30-degree bearing edges with slightly rounded
SIZES outside edge
20" x 22" Bass Drum • Die-cast hoops on toms and snare
9" x 12" Tom • GTS Tom Suspension System and chambered
16" x 16" Floor Tom FT rubber leg tips
6.5" x 14" Snare Drum • Die-cast bass drum claw hooks with rubber isolator
• Evans EMAD (bass drum), G2 (toms) and
Shown with Gibraltar 6600 Series Hardware Pack. G1 (snare) batter heads

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Renown Maple

Shown with Gibraltar 9600 Series Hardware plus


Gibraltar Service Center cymbal mounting devices.

RN-E825-DIGS
(Deep Inca Gold Sparkle)
5pc Shell Pack

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom Also Available
5" x 14" Snare Drum AB - Autumn Burst
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Renown Maple

Shown with Gibraltar JZ Series Hardware.

RN-F605-CB (Cherry Burst)


5pc Shell Pack

SIZES
16" x 20" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare Drum
Maple BD Hoops
with Die-cast Claws
and Rubber Isolators
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The Gretsch Catalina Maple series delivers quality Gretsch features and tone
at a moderate price. Featuring classic fusion sizes and classic color options,
Catalina Maple is a versatile kit that can hold up to performances of all levels.
Catalina Maple
With the warm tone of the thin maple shells, UV gloss finishes and pro tom
holders, Catalina Maple offers a complete set of attractive features.

FEATURES
• Maple-formula shells with
natural interiors
• 2.5mm triple flanged hoops
• 45-degree bearing edges
• GTS Tom Suspension System
• Die-cast bass drum claw hooks
• Telescoping bass drum spurs
• Hinged tom and floor
tom brackets

Shown with Gibraltar 5600PK Hardware Pack.


MC-E825PT-MR
(Cherry Red) 5pc Shell Pack
with Free 16" Floor Tom

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
6" x 14" Snare Drum
FREE 16" x 16" Floor Tom

TFS - Tobacco
Fade Sunburst

Also Available
MA - Deep Amber
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Catalina Ash The Gretsch Catalina Ash series has been designed with
power in mind for the player who is looking for full
penetrating tones and solid overall features. Ash wood
produces a lively tone that projects a clear, cutting sound.
The 5" x 14" snare quickly reacts with an
aggressive tone that bites with authority.

FEATURES
• Ash-formula shells with natural interiors
• 2.5mm triple flanged hoops
• 45-degree bearing edges
• GTS Tom Suspension System
• Die-cast bass drum claw hooks
• Telescoping bass drum spurs
• Hinged tom and floor tom brackets

AC-E825PT-AC
(Cobalt Blue) 5pc Shell Pack
with Free 8" Tom

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare Drum
Shown with FREE 7" x 8" Tom
Gibraltar 5600PK with mounting hardware
Hardware Pack.

Also Available
AR - Deep Red

AC-E825PT6-LBB
(Liquid Black w/Black
Hardware) 5pc Shell Pack
with Free 8" Tom

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare Drum
FREE 7" x 8" Tom
with mounting hardware Shown with Gibraltar 6600 Series Hardware.
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Catalina Club Jazz reflects Gretsch’s unique heritage and is designed for the
player who is looking for a versatile 4-piece set with quality features. Featuring
Mahogany shells and 30-degree bearing edges, this set projects a warm, round,
Catalina Club Jazz
classic tone. Traditional Be-bop sizes with 18" bass drum makes Club Jazz a fine
gigging jazz kit that can also play comfortably in other music styles, especially if
you need to lay into a kit in a smaller music venue. Visually compelling, Club
Jazz’s distinctive looks convey a retro vibe and spirit.

FEATURES
• Mahogany Shells with natural interior finish
• 30-degree bearing edges
• Triple-flanged 1.6mm hoops
• Mini GTS Tom Suspension System
• Bass drum platform lift
• Evans coated G1 batter heads

CC-J484-RSP (Rustic Pearl) 4pc Shell Pack

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 8600PK Hardware Pack.

Also Available
WP - White Marine Pearl

CT-J484-SN (Satin Natural) 4pc Shell Pack

SIZES
14" x 18" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 7700 Series Hardware.


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Catalina Club Mod Catalina Club Mod sets the stage for the modern player with tonal and visual
distinction. Club Mod’s mahogany shells pump out deep tones with extra-deep
bass drums and one up, one down tom set-ups. Black hoops and black lugs
complement flashy drum finishes. Characterized by bold looks with a
thunderous sound, the Club Mod is an aggressive drum set for modern players.

FEATURES
• Mahogany shells with 30-degree
bearing edges and natural
interior finish
• Visually compelling finishes
• Black drum hardware
• Off-set lugs on SB and BW finishes
• Deep bass drum sizes for added
tonal presence
• Mini GTS Tom Suspension System
• Evans G1 batter heads

CC-M024-TAT
(Tattoo Nitron) Shown with
4pc Shell Pack Gibraltar 6600 Series Hardware.

SIZES
20" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom
14" x 16" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" Snare Drum

CC-M00412T-BW (Black Widow)


4pc “Mini Mod” Shell Pack Shown with Gibraltar 6600 Series Hardware.

SIZES
20" x 20" Bass Drum
8" x 12" Tom Also Available
12" x 14" Floor Tom BS - Black Stripe
6" x 13" Snare Drum over Silver Sparkle
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Born to Rock. Gretsch’s Catalina Club Rock kit is packed with features that
are made to unleash the rocker within. The 18" x 24" bass drum kicks with a
boisterous bottom-end tonality that delivers a saturating sonic assault. Toms
Catalina Club Rock
resonate with thunderous tones; the 16" and 18" “double trouble” floor toms
provide a meaty texture for tribal tom patterns and fills. The 6.5" x 14"
matching wood snare drum is equipped to
deliver explosive attack with a fat tone.

FEATURES
• Mahogany shells with
30-degree bearing edges
and natural interiors
• Sparkle Lacquer finishes
• 1.6mm triple flanged hoops
on toms and snare
• GTS Tom Suspension System
• Mini GTS Tom Suspension
System with Bullet bumper
• Monstrous 16" and
18" Floor Toms
• Evans G1 batter heads

CT-R845-SB
(Silver Sparkle
over Black Lacquer)
5pc Shell Pack

SIZES
18" x 24" Bass Drum
Shown with Gibraltar Stealth Vertical Mounting System
9" x 13" Tom
plus cymbal mounting devices.
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" Snare Drum

CC-J484-SS
(Silver Sparkle over Silver Lacquer)
5pc Shell Pack

SIZES
18" x 24" Bass Drum
9" x 13" Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
16" x 18" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" Snare Drum

Shown with Gibraltar 6600 Series Hardware.


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Blackhawk Blackhawk offers the aspiring drummer an economical and complete Gretsch drum set choice that
includes a full hardware pack. The Blackhawk hardware package is double-braced and includes
chain-drive bass drum and hi-hat pedals, snare drum stand and boom cymbal stand. Blackhawk’s
Basswood / Poplar shells project a full, resonant tone and are neatly finished in high-gloss wraps.

FEATURES
• Three versatile configurations
• Double-braced hardware package
• 2.5mm flanged hoops
• GTS Tom Suspension System
• Hinged tom and FT leg brackets
• Ball style tom mount
• Bass drum features wood hoops and
telescoping spurs

BH-E825H-LB (Liquid Black)


5pc Drum Set with Hardware

SIZES
18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom
9" x 12" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom
6.5" x 14" Steel Snare Drum
Double-braced Blackhawk hardware
pack is included with all Blackhawk kits.

Also Available (Not Shown)


BH-E605H-MLB (Metallic Liquid Blue) BH-S825H
5pc Drum Set with Hardware 5pc Drum Set with Hardware

SIZES SIZES
16" x 20" Bass Drum 18" x 22" Bass Drum
8" x 10" Tom 9" x 12" Tom
9" x 12" Tom 10" x 13" Tom
14" x 14" Floor Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tom Also Available
5.5" x 14" Steel Snare Drum 6.5" x 14" Steel Snare Drum WR - Wine Red
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The Full Range Snare Drum line represents excellent quality Gretsch snare drums
that are full of value. Three metal shell materials, two wood shell materials and a
variety of sizes are available to provide a full range of options across the sonic
Full Range Snares
spectrum. Each of these snares offers a unique and distinctive voice so you can
find the sound that best expresses your individual drumming voice.
Hammered Polished Brass
MODEL SIZE SHELL HOOPS LUGS FINISH HEADS ADD’L INFO
S-0514-BRH 5x14 Hammered Brass Die-cast 8 Polished Brass Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm
S-6514-BRH 6.5x14 Hammered Brass Die-cast 8 Polished Brass Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm
S-0814-BRH 8x14 Hammered Brass Die-cast 20 Polished Brass Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm

Hammered Black Steel


MODEL SIZE SHELL HOOPS LUGS FINISH HEADS ADD’L INFO
S-0514-BSH 5x14 Hammered Steel Die-cast 8 Polished Black Nickel Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm
S-6514-BSH 6.5x14 Hammered Steel Die-cast 8 Polished Black Nickel Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm
S-0814-BSH 8x14 Hammered Steel Die-cast 20 Polished Black Nickel Evans Shell thickness - 1.2mm

10-Ply Gloss Maple


MODEL SIZE SHELL HOOPS LUGS FINISH HEADS ADD’L INFO
S-0514-MPL 5x14 Maple Die-cast 8 Natural Gloss Evans 10-ply shell
S-6514-MPL 6.5x14 Maple Die-cast 8 Natural Gloss Evans 10-ply shell
S-0814-MPL 8x14 Maple Die-cast 20 Natural Gloss Evans 10-ply shell

Retro Mahogany
MODEL SIZE SHELL HOOPS LUGS FINISH HEADS ADD’L INFO
CC-0713S-WP 7x13 Mahogany Die-cast 8 White Marine Pearl Evans 8-ply shell
CC-0713S-SS 7x13 Mahogany Die-cast 8 Silver Sparkle Evans 8-ply shell
CC-6514S-WP 6.5x14 Mahogany Die-cast 8 White Marine Pearl Evans 8-ply shell
CC-6514S-SS 6.5x14 Mahogany Die-cast 8 Silver Sparkle Evans 8-ply shell

Chrome over Steel


MODEL SIZE SHELL HOOPS LUGS FINISH HEADS ADD’L INFO
CC-0512S-CRM 5x12 Steel Triple Flanged 6 Chrome Plated Gretsch Shell thickness - 1.0mm
CC-0514S-CRM 5x14 Steel Triple Flanged 8 Chrome Plated Gretsch Shell thickness - 1.0mm
CC-6514S-CRM 6.5x14 Steel Triple Flanged 8 Chrome Plated Gretsch Shell thickness - 1.0mm

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Gibraltar Hardware Packs The “Best with the Best”, Gretsch proudly offers Gibraltar
hardware as the perfect companion to any set of Gretsch
drums. Choose from a wide range of features and levels
pre-packaged in set-ups to outfit any set configuration.
9600PK Hardware Pack
FEATURES
• Double-chain Intruder pedal
• Moveable leg hi-hat stand
• “Ultra Adjust” snare stand
• “Brake” style tilter cymbal stands

The 9600PK hardware pack


includes (2pc) 9609-BT
Brake Tilter boom stands,
9610-BT Brake Tilter
straight cymbal stand,
9607ML-DP hi-hat stand,
9606 Ultra Adjust snare
stand, and 9611DC
double chain-drive
single pedal.
8600PK Hardware Pack
FEATURES
• Strap-drive Intruder pedal
• Flat base low profile designed stands
• Adjustable snare stand basket
• “Brake” style tilter cymbal stands

The 8600PK hardware


pack includes the 8609
Brake tilter boom
stand, 8610 Brake tilter
straight cymbal stand,
8607 hi-hat stand,
8606 snare stand, and
9611SD strap-drive
single pedal.

6600PK Hardware Pack


FEATURES
• Double chain-drive Avenger single pedal
• Moveable leg base hi-hat stand
• Adjustable snare stand basket
• Hideaway boom cymbal stand

The 6600PK hardware


pack includes the
6609 hideaway boom
stand, 6610 straight
cymbal stand, 6607
hi-hat stand, 6606
snare stand, and 6611
double chain-drive
single pedal.

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While these hardware packs will get you started, Gibraltar offers a
wide range of additional stands and components to help customize your
Gretsch kit. Visit gibraltarhardware.com on the World Wide Web for
Gibraltar Hardware Packs
additional Gibraltar stands and accessories to complete your set-up.
JZPK Hardware Pack
FEATURES
• Lightweight yet sturdy single-braced legs
• Single chain-drive Prowler single pedal
• Moveable leg base hi-hat stand
• Hideaway boom cymbal stand

The JZPK hardware


pack includes JZ109
hideaway boom stand,
JZ110 straight cymbal
stand, JZ107 hi-hat
stand, JZ106 snare
stand and 5611
chain-drive
single pedal. Shown with extra
JZ109 Boom Stand

5611DB 5600PK Hardware Pack


FEATURES
• Single chain-drive Prowler single pedal
• Moveable leg base hi-hat stand
• Adjustable snare stand basket
• Hideaway boom cymbal stand
• 5600DBPK (not shown) - Includes same hardware as
above but 5611 replaced with 5611DB chain-drive
double pedal.

The 5600PK hardware


pack includes the 5609
hideaway boom stand,
5610 straight cymbal
stand, 5607 hi-hat stand,
5606 snare stand, and 5611
chain-drive single pedal.
4600PK Hardware Pack
FEATURES
• Single chain-drive single pedal
• Double-braced stands
• Adjustable snare stand basket
• Hideaway boom cymbal stand

The 4600PK hardware


pack includes the 4609
hideaway boom stand,
4610 straight cymbal
stand, 4607 hi-hat
stand, 4606 snare
stand, and 4611 chain-
drive single pedal.

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Gretsch Mounting Hardware All Gretsch tom arms feature 12.7mm knurled arms with
memory locks to fit G9020, G9025, GS-9020 and GS-9025
tom brackets that come standard on all series of Gretsch drums
(except “CT” Catalina Club models). Gretsch Tom Holders
feature a 1" diameter down tube with memory locks and are
designed for use with Gretsch’s bass drum mounting plates.

GTH-DL GTH-SL

GTH-DL - Pro Double GTH-SL - Pro Single


Tom Holder Tom Holder
Independent height- Height-adjustable multi-
adjustable multi-range ball range ball with L-arm.
with L-arms. Available as Available as order option
order option for Gretsch for Gretsch USA Custom.
USA Custom.

GBTH-DL G9002Z G9001Z

GBTH-DL - G9002Z- G9001Z -


Standard Single Classic Double Classic Single
Tom Holder Tom Holder Tom Holder
Adjustable multi- Independent Independent
range ball L-arm. height-adjustable height-adjustable
ratchet-style ratchet-style
L-arms. L-arm.

GT-STCL

Gretsch Tom Arms


Gretsch tom arms feature a 1" down-tube with
memory lock and adjustable multi-clamp that GT-STCL - Single Tom Arm -
attaches the tom arm to any stand between 3/4" High Position
and 1-1/4". GT STCL/R Tom arms can also be High position, multi-range
used separately to mount onto any 1" down-tube. ball L-arm.

GT-STCL GR-TAWC

GR-TAWC -
GT-STCR - Single Tom Arm
Single Tom Arm - with Multi-clamp
Low Position Mounts to any tube
Low position, size 3/4" to 1-1/8".
multi-range Standard on New Classic
ball L-arm. and Renown.

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Bass Drum Logo Heads
Gretsch Permatone Logo Heads are single-ply and available in smooth
black (with white logo), coated white (with black logo) or Fiberskyn
Gretsch Accessories
(with black logo) finishes. All logos are in the 12-o’clock position.
Coated White Bass Head w/Logo Ebony Bass Head w/Logo
SIZE MODEL SIZE MODEL
18" G5522PL 18" G5522EL
20" G5524PL 20" G5524EL
22" G5526PL 22" G5526EL
24" G5528PL 24" G5528EL
26" G5530PL 26" G5530EL

Fiberskyn w/Logo (not shown)


SIZE MODEL
18" GPFIBER-18
20" GPFIBER-20
22" GPFIBER-22
24" GPFIBER-24
26" GPFIBER-26

Coated Single Ply with Gretsch Logo Tom and Snare Heads Gretsch Drum Key
SIZE MODEL
Single-ply coated batter and clear GS-5446 Gretsch Drum Key
8" G5598P resonant heads come standard on all
10" G5599P USA Custom drums. Replacement
12" G5600P heads are available in a wide range
13" G5601P of sizes.
14" G5602P
15" G5509P
16" G5603P
18" G5604P

Clear Single Ply with Gretsch Logo


SIZE MODEL
Gretsch Bags
SIZE MODEL
8" G5598PC
10" G5599PC GR-5037B Gretsch Stick Bag
12" G5600PC GR-5038B Gretsch Cymbal Bag
13" G5601PC GR-5039B 4x14 Snare Soft Drum Bag
14" G5602PC GR-5040B 5.5x14 Snare Soft Drum Bag
14" SNR SIDE G5568P GR-5041B 6.5x14 Snare Soft Drum Bag
16" G5603PC
18" G5604PC

Gretsch Bags
Gretsch bags are road worthy protection
and offer classic good looks. Each bag is
styled with orange stitched Gretsch logo,
piping and trim. Protective features
include plush interior, steel reinforced
bindings and triple-stitched reinforced
seams with heavy-duty zippers.
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