Here we have a beautiful Gretsch USA Custom from around 2010. This kit was made all as one consignment for a Gretsch artist (each drum has a consecutive serial number) it features 1 tom, 2 floor toms, bass drum and matching snare drum. The kit is finished in timeless Champagne Sparkle. Unlike the early Naughties USA Custom kits this kit benefits from Gretsch Die-Cast hoops. The kit is in good condition, it is an ex touring kit so there are more surface marks on the chrome work than an average kit but it is priced accordingly and you have to be up close to see those surface marks. The finish is in extremely good condition, it sounds exactly like you would expect, there is a reason why the USA Custom remains in such high demand from both world class players and record producers.
Gretsch USA Custom drums have served as the foundation for “That Great Gretsch Sound” for over 65 years. At the heart of each drum is the legendary 6-ply Gretsch-formula maple/gum shell with its expertly formed 30-degree bearing edge, the exclusive "Silver Sealer” interior finish and rugged die cast hoops. The custom drum building team in Ridgeland, South Carolina uses time-tested, classic finishing techniques such as hand-rubbed stains and nitro-cellulose lacquers. Gretsch’s nitron-finishes are some of the world’s finest, offering additional durability and legendary styling.
The kit comes re-headed with brand new Evans G2 Coated Tom Batters over Genera Resos, EMAD Bass Drum Batter and EQ3 Black Bass Drum Reso with Gretsch logo. This kit needs no work what so ever, it’s ready to play and go on it's next adventure.
13 x 9 Virgin Tom
16 x 16 Floor Tom
18 x 16 Floor Tom with Quad Legs
24 x 18 Un-drilled Bass Drum
14 x 6.5 Matching Snare Drum
Finished in stunning Champagne Sparkle Nitron
Drop G Stop Sign Badges similar to the 1981 re-issue SSB Badge
6ply Gretsch Formula Maple/Gum Shell
Silver Sealer Interior finish
30 degree bearing edges
Gretsch Diecast Hoops
Gretsch Tom Suspension (GTS) Mounts
Classic Chrome Die Cast Claw Hooks
Chrome Telescoping Spurs
Includes 7 Floor Tom Legs
Made in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA
New Evans Heads throughout
PreLoved - Shells - 9.5/10 - Metal 7/10 - Shows some signs of being a tour kit with surface marks on the metal. A perfect players kit!