GRETSCH USA CUSTOM '98-'99 SQUARE BADGE 5 PIECE DRUM KIT, SATIN SUN AMBER (PRE-LOVED)
Here we have a proper Gretsch USA Custom. This kit was originally made around 1998 -1999, the kit was made all as one consignment and features 2 toms, floor, bass drum and matching snare. The kit is finished in the Satin Sun Amber finish and even benefits from upgraded Gretsch Die-Cast hoops (an option that wasn't available on the European Market at the time due to the exchange rate expense) The kit is in beautiful condition, the 14 x 5 snare for some reason was ordered with the snare throw off on the reverse side suggesting the original owner was possibly left handed. This kit sounds unbelievable, bags of character!
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 fully re-headed with brand new aquarian resonant and batter heads including a Superkick for the bass drum and an original Gretsch Logo head. This kit needs no work what so ever, it’s ready to play!
10 x 7 & 12 x 8 Toms
14 x 14 Floor Tom
20 x 16 Bass Drum
14 x 5 Matching Snare Drum
Finished in stunning Satin Sun Amber
6ply Gretsch Formula Maple/Gum Shell
Silver Sealer Interior finish
30 degree bearing edges
Upgraded to Gretsch Diecast Hoops
Gretsch Tom Suspension (GTS) Mount, with Non-Hinged Chrome Bracket on all toms
Classic Chrome Die Cast Claw Hooks
Chrome Telescoping Spurs
Non-Hinged Chrome Floor Leg Bracket with 12.7mm Leg
Circa 1998 - 1999
Made in Ridgeland, South Carolin, USA
PreLoved - Toms and Snare 9/10 Condition - No marks or scratches, showroom condition. Bass Drum 8.5/10 again this immaculate apart from the fact the bass drum pedal has been attached to two placed on the back hoop, barely noticeable but worth a mention.
Floor Legs included, Tom Arms Not included