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Gretsch Drums

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Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset, Drum Kit£ 578,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Satin Antique Fade Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Satin Antique Fade Drumset, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 18" Gloss Natural « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 18" Gloss Natural, Drum Kit£ 940,- Gretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 22" Vintage Oyster White « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 22" Vintage Oyster White, Drum Kit£ 2.825,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-SDCB « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-SDCB, Drum Kit£ 663,- Gretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Black Nickel over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Black Nickel over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 161,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S1-0610-ASHT « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S1-0610-ASHT, Snare drum£ 134,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Piano Black « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Piano Black, Drum Kit£ 1.326,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Silver Oyster Pearl « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Silver Oyster Pearl, Drum Kit£ 1.326,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Tom Clamp « Tom MountGretsch Drums Catalina Tom Clamp, Tom Mount£ 50,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Bell Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Bell Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 983,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Phosphor Bronze Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Phosphor Bronze Snare, Snare drum£ 1.155,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Gloss Crimson Burst Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Gloss Crimson Burst Drumset, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Gloss Crimson Burst Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Gloss Crimson Burst Drumset, Drum Kit£ 728,- Gretsch Drums Energy GE2-E825TK-BK « Drum KitGretsch Drums Energy GE2-E825TK-BK, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-SS Solid Steel « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-SS Solid Steel, Snare drum£ 583,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Solid Aluminium Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Solid Aluminium Snare, Snare drum£ 622,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-AS « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-AS, Drum Kit£ 661,- Gretsch Drums 6" Orange Round Badge Logo Practise Pad « Practice PadGretsch Drums 6" Orange Round Badge Logo Practise Pad, Practice Pad£ 20,95 Gretsch Drums Drum Throne with Round Badge Logo « Drum ThroneGretsch Drums Drum Throne with Round Badge Logo, Drum Throne£ 89,- Gretsch Drums Standard Stick Bag « Drumstick BagGretsch Drums Standard Stick Bag, Drumstick Bag£ 21,95 Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 386,- Gretsch Drums 12" Orange Round Badge Logo Practise Pad « Practice PadGretsch Drums 12" Orange Round Badge Logo Practise Pad, Practice Pad£ 40,- Gretsch Drums 12" Grey Round Badge Logo Practise Pad « Practice PadGretsch Drums 12" Grey Round Badge Logo Practise Pad, Practice Pad£ 39,95 Gretsch Drums 6" Grey Round Badge Logo Practise Pad « Practice PadGretsch Drums 6" Grey Round Badge Logo Practise Pad, Practice Pad£ 17,95 Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" MP EDITION « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" MP EDITION, Drum Kit£ 556,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset, Drum Kit£ 556,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club Series 18" Blue Satin Flame Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club Series 18" Blue Satin Flame Drumset, Drum Kit£ 627,- Gretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Hammered Black Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Hammered Black Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 359,- Gretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Hammered Black Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 6,5" Hammered Black Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 368,- Gretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 8" Hammered Black Steel Sn « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range 14" x 8" Hammered Black Steel Sn, Snare drum£ 369,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S1-0514-MPL « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S1-0514-MPL, Snare drum£ 305,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S1-6514-MPL « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S1-6514-MPL, Snare drum£ 340,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-PB Phosphor Bronze « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-PB Phosphor Bronze, Snare drum£ 1.027,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-SA Solid Aluminium « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4160-SA Solid Aluminium, Snare drum£ 598,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4164 « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4164, Snare drum£ 499,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4164-SS Solid Steel « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4164-SS Solid Steel, Snare drum£ 556,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4168-PB Phosphor Bronze « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4168-PB Phosphor Bronze, Snare drum£ 1.027,- Gretsch Drums GR-6514SB « Drum BagGretsch Drums GR-6514SB, Drum Bag£ 80,- Gretsch Drums GR-TAWC « Tom MountGretsch Drums GR-TAWC, Tom Mount£ 64,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 14" x 6,5" Silver Oyster Pearl « Snare drumGretsch Drums Renown Maple 14" x 6,5" Silver Oyster Pearl, Snare drum£ 222,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Copper Sparkle « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Copper Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 1.228,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Silver Oyster Pearl « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Silver Oyster Pearl, Drum Kit£ 1.228,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Vintage Pearl « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Vintage Pearl, Drum Kit£ 1.326,- Gretsch Drums Renown Tom Clamp « Tom MountGretsch Drums Renown Tom Clamp, Tom Mount£ 55,- Gretsch Drums Signature S-6514A-SF Steve Ferrone « Snare drumGretsch Drums Signature S-6514A-SF Steve Ferrone, Snare drum£ 368,- Gretsch Drums USA 12" x 4" Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 12" x 4" Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Snare, Snare drum£ 599,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Bronze Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Bronze Snare, Snare drum£ 728,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Chrome over Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 471,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 5" Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Snare, Snare drum£ 770,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Solid Maple Snare Drum « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Solid Maple Snare Drum, Snare drum£ 1.027,- Gretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Steve Ferrone Signature Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA 14" x 6,5" Steve Ferrone Signature Snare, Snare drum£ 899,- Gretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 18" Black Glass « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 18" Black Glass, Drum Kit£ 2.783,- Gretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 22" Dark Emerald 135 Anniversary Limited Edition « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Broadkaster 22" Dark Emerald 135 Anniversary Limited Edition, Drum Kit£ 4.420,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 10" x 5", Chrome over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 10" x 5", Chrome over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 231,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 12" x 6" Chrome over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 12" x 6" Chrome over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 239,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 13" x 7" Chrome over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 13" x 7" Chrome over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 265,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Cream Oyster Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5" Cream Oyster Snare, Snare drum£ 450,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5,5" Chrome over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5,5" Chrome over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 265,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5,5" Cream Oyster Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 5,5" Cream Oyster Snare, Snare drum£ 457,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6" Black Nickel over Brass « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6" Black Nickel over Brass, Snare drum£ 394,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Bell Brass LTD Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Bell Brass LTD Snare, Snare drum£ 728,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Chrome over Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Chrome over Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 455,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Hammered Chrome over Brass Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Hammered Chrome over Brass Snare, Snare drum£ 411,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Satin Dark Ebony Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Satin Dark Ebony Snare, Snare drum£ 411,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 20" Cream Oyster Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 20" Cream Oyster Drumset, Drum Kit£ 1.798,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 22" Abalone Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 22" Abalone Drumset, Drum Kit£ 2.560,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 22" Deep Marine Black Pearl Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 22" Deep Marine Black Pearl Drumset, Drum Kit£ 2.484,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn GB-J483-SM « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn GB-J483-SM, Drum Kit£ 2.017,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn GB-R443-GO « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn GB-R443-GO, Drum Kit£ 2.140,- Gretsch Drums USA Custom 22" Walnut Gloss Shellset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Custom 22" Walnut Gloss Shellset, Drum Kit£ 3.854,- Gretsch Drums Blackhawk 10" x 5,5" Mighty Mini Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums Blackhawk 10" x 5,5" Mighty Mini Snare, Snare drum£ 63,- Gretsch Drums Blackhawk 12" x 5,5" Mighty Mini Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums Blackhawk 12" x 5,5" Mighty Mini Snare, Snare drum£ 66,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 20" Silver Sparkle Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 20" Silver Sparkle Drumset, Drum Kit£ 2.046,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple 22" Black Stardust « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Maple 22" Black Stardust, Drum Kit£ 675,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple 22" Silver Sparkle « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Maple 22" Silver Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 675,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Turquoise Sparkle « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 20" Turquoise Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 1.228,- Gretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Turquoise Sparkle « Drum KitGretsch Drums Renown Maple 22" Turquoise Sparkle, Drum Kit£ 1.326,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn Satin Grey Micro Kit « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn Satin Grey Micro Kit, Drum Kit£ 2.268,- Gretsch Drums USA Custom 18" Red Gum Exotic Shellset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Custom 18" Red Gum Exotic Shellset, Drum Kit£ 3.913,- Gretsch Drums USA Custom 20" 60's White Marine Pearl Shellset « Drum KitGretsch Drums USA Custom 20" 60's White Marine Pearl Shellset, Drum Kit£ 2.568,- Gretsch Drums 22" Fiberskyn Resonant Head « Bass DrumheadGretsch Drums 22" Fiberskyn Resonant Head, Bass Drumhead£ 56,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-WG « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Maple CM1-E825-WG, Drum Kit£ 639,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Walnut Glaze Drumset, Drum Kit£ 555,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S1-6514W-MI « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S1-6514W-MI, Snare drum£ 279,- Gretsch Drums Energy GE2-E605TK-GS « Drum KitGretsch Drums Energy GE2-E605TK-GS, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 USA Custom G4164HB Hammered Chrome over Brass « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 USA Custom G4164HB Hammered Chrome over Brass, Snare drum£ 470,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S-6514-BRH « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S-6514-BRH, Snare drum£ 412,- Gretsch Drums G-4000 G-4168 « Snare drumGretsch Drums G-4000 G-4168, Snare drum£ 442,- Gretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Chrome over Steel Snare « Snare drumGretsch Drums USA Brooklyn 14" x 6,5" Chrome over Steel Snare, Snare drum£ 295,- Gretsch Drums Full Range S1-0713-ASHSN « Snare drumGretsch Drums Full Range S1-0713-ASHSN, Snare drum£ 159,- Gretsch Drums SC-USS Universal Suspension Mount « Percussion HolderGretsch Drums SC-USS Universal Suspension Mount, Percussion Holder£ 24,95 Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Piano Black Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 18" Piano Black Drumset, Drum Kit£ 581,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset, Drum Kit£ 624,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Gloss Crimson Burst « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Gloss Crimson Burst, Drum Kit£ 629,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Piano Black Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Piano Black Drumset, Drum Kit£ 629,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Antique Fade Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 20" Satin Antique Fade Drumset, Drum Kit£ 629,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Gloss Antique Burst Drumset, Drum Kit£ 770,- Gretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Piano Black Drumset « Drum KitGretsch Drums Catalina Club 24" Piano Black Drumset, Drum Kit£ 770,-

Gretsch Drums

Friedrich Gretsch started making banjos, tambourins and drums in Brooklyn in 1883. Unfortunately he died in 1895 at the age of 39, his son Fred took over the company.

Gretsch had tremendous success from around the mid 50´s. Fred’s sons, Fred jr. and Bill were running the company and introducing innovative new E-guitars, like the model 6120 and the white falcon. The most important contribution to the brands success was made by Chet Atkins, one of the most influential guitarists of the time. Thanks to his endorsements Gretsch hat a real chance to take on such famous companies as Fender and Gibson.

Many rockabilly guitarists such as Eddie Cochran chose Gretsch models, furthermore Gene Vincent guitarist Cliff Gallop and Elvis Presley himself chose Gretsch as their main instrument. Gretsch soon became a real rival to Gibson and their rivals Fender and Rickenbacker.

A further lucky coincidence was that George Harrison performed on the Ed Sullivan show in the mid 60´s using a Country Gentleman, In the following 12 months, the number of Country Gentleman guitars sold in a 12-month period jumped from the mid-fifties to over 2,000

Beginning in 1966, Gretsch had weekly television exposure when the company supplied the guitars and drums for The Monkees. This had an effect analogous to Jimi Hendrix´s adoption of the Stratocaster and Eric Clapton´s of the Gibson Les Paul; Gretsch was unable to keep up with demand.

Gretsch drums were very popular with jazz and rockdrummers of those times. A famous Gretsch drum range was called Broadkaster and this was the reasonn that Leo Fender had to change the name of his first solid body guitar from “Broadcaster” to “ Telecaster”

Unfortunately, Fred never found an adequate successor, and in 1967 Gretsch was sold to Baldwin Pianos, becoming a subsidiary. Gretsch´s name lost prestige as its models were seen as cheapening and their signature styles fell out of fashion. Factory fires in the early 1970s caused serious problems, and production was finally halted by Baldwin in 1981. In 1989, the Gretsch family once again acquired their namesake company, and production began anew. Models throughout the 1990s were high-quality but expensive and mostly consisted of classic models.

In the 1980s, rockabilly revival player Brian Setzer rekindled interest in the brand with his band the Stray Cats—he now has his own signature model. Chris Isaak´s emergence into mainstream rock & roll radio only added to the fuel. His band, Silvertone, boasted a signature Gretsch sound which
attracted the likes of renowned film director David Lynch

Billy Zoom of X played a Silver Jet, while in rock, Malcolm Young of AC/DC played a double cut Jet Firebird (with the top finish stripped off and one pickup removed), and White Falcon (as seen in the video "Back in Black") during the band´s career. U2 lead singer Bono´s signature guitar is an "Irish Falcon", green in colour with the phrase ´The Goal Is Soul´ printed on the pickguard in black text.

Finally, in 2003, Gretsch and Fender reached an agreement giving Fender most control over production and distribution of guitars. New models and improvements of old ones are being released quickly, and Gretsch appears on its way to a new golden age. The Gretsch family continues its involvement in the drum business, which is now part of the Kaman Music Corporation of musical instrument companies. Gretsch drums are reputed to sound as good as ever