Since its initial launch in 2001, Gretsch Catalina has received many high marks from students, educators, and performing drummers alike. Since inception, Catalina Maple and Club series drums continue to offer exceptional value to drummers of all skills levels. Now Gretsch Drums has announced the launch of several new colors and configurations, as well as a special edition kit, that will be a welcome addition to the complete line of full range offerings.
The aforementioned Catalina Special Edition delivers on the sound, feel and look of Catalina with the additional of a 7-ply all birch shell. A 30-degree bearing edge, round “gas cap” bass drum mount plate, ultra-low profile GTS mounting system, classic Gretsch t-wing screws and bolts all round out the Catalina SE look. A limited number of USA Custom-inspired Ebony Satin and Blue Silver Duco sets will be available in two different configurations, either 22″/10″/12″/16″14″ (snare) or 20″/10″/12″14″/14″ (snare).
At the same time, Catalina Maple will now be available in a 5-piece shell pack featuring a 22” BD, 10” & 12” RT’s, 16” FT and 14” SN. These sizes are tailored towards drummers who require optimal versatility. The CM1-E825 pack is compact enough for smaller stage settings, yet capable of delivering ample volume and projection. A stunning, new Black Stardust lacquer finish will also be added to the line.
Last but certainly not least; all six popular Catalina Club configurations are now available in a stunning Bronze Sparkle lacquer finish.
For full information on finishes and configurations, visit: www.gretschdrums.com