This drum is beautiful both in sound and style. This one is the deeper of the two that were produced in the New Classic Maple line. Simply, the drum plays and sounds AMAZING!
All tension rods, lugs, snare mechanisms and wrap are in excellent condition. As seen in the photos, some of the spray has chipped off the batter head, which is an easy fix by just replacing the head.
Drum enthusiasts know exactly what this is, what it's worth and I know I've priced it competitively.
Gretsch has been producing high quality drums since 1883 and their New Classic Maple line is no exception. They feature all maple shells, die cast hoops and their trademark silver inner shell sealant. The special classic lugs are designed to replicate the Billy Gladstone era from the 1930s and 1940s.
In addition to their drums, Gretsch has a reputation for their fine string instruments. A Gretsch factoid: Many well known drummers play the kits they use on stage, whether Ludwig, Tama, DW, Mapex, etc...because of their product endorsement agreements, but when the time comes to actually lay down tracks in the studio, most prefer doing that on a Gretsch.
Gretsch is no longer producing the New Classic Maple line making them extremely hard to find and especially in this condition. Other Gretsch New Classic drums I've seen for sale are usually all banged up. This one is in excellent condition. Sure, you can spend less money on far less quality but you won't get that great Gretsch sound, the playability or the classic lugs! Better snap up this special snare drum while you still can because if you don't, we're sure someone else will!
About me: I am a seasoned, lifelong drummer. I've played professionally in Chicago for 10 years, recorded several vinyl records and toured for 2 years with a band with two #1 songs. I've played them all, Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers, Pearl, Tama, etc..., most everything except Gretsch. Last year I banged around on a used Gretsch kit in a local music store and thought, WOW! I bought them on the spot, set them up at home and then sold-off the Pearl Export kit I'd been playing the last 10 years. I will remain a Gretsch drummer the rest of my life, that's how awesome I think they are. I also have a home recording studio with over 35 years of recording experience under my belt engineering and producing, especially drum kits and since these drums have a reputation of being great in the studio, for me that was the icing on the cake. I recorded my Gretsch kit for the first time last March and all I can say is WOW! Marc
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