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Inspired by a rich legacy and paying homage to Gretsch’s manufacturing history in Brooklyn, NY Gretsch Drums proudly announced the release of the Brooklyn Micro Kit. The versatile set delivers “That Great Gretsch Sound” in an extremely small footprint. The Micro is excellent for small venues, studios, rehearsal rooms and other situations where space is at a premium.

Proudly hand-crafted in Ridgeland, South Carolina, the set produces a warm, articulate tonality courtesy of a 6-ply Poplar/Maple shell that’s outfitted with 302 counter hoops. A 4825 tom bracket mounted directly to the shell, single tom mount, and removable bass drum riser are included with the travel-friendly outfit.

The compact set is finished in a Satin Gray lacquer and is accented with Satin Natural bass drum counter hoops and snare drum to offer a striking appearance that is suitable for all musical genres and playing situations. Last but certainly not least, the artist-designed configuration (GB-M264-SG ) includes 12×16” bass drum, 7×10” rack tom, 12×13” floor tom, 4.5×13” and snare drum.

For over 6 decades, USA Custom has defined “That Great Gretsch Sound” and is considered to be one of the most recorded brands in music history. The highly acclaimed shell which combines a hybrid formulation of maple and gum wood, offers a warm articulate tonality that helped define the music of the 50’s,60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Today, USA Custom remains a sought after sound by many of today’s top professional drummers, producers and studios. 

To celebrate this long and historical lineage, Gretsch recently announced the release of a Limited Edition USA Custom Exotic Red Gum drum kit.  Only 50 kits will be produced worldwide, each with the 6-ply Gretsch-formula maple/gum shell, die-cast hoops, double tom holder and Satin Millennium Burst nitrocellulose lacquer finish.  

Gretsch Drums Brand Manager, Andrew Shreve, explains, “Because gum wood is a key ingredient of the Gretsch USA Custom shell, adding an additional outer ply of Red Gum, which is indigenous to the Southeast United States, pays respect to this coveted series and to the factory here in Ridgeland, South Carolina.”

USA Custom Red Gum Exotic sizes and pricing as follows:

GR-E8256-RG: 25 Sets Available Worldwide Retail $4,799.00
7×10 Rack Tom
8×12 Rack Tom
14×16 Floor Tom
18×22 Bass Drum
5.5×14 Snare Drum

GR-J484-RG: 25 Sets Available Worldwide Retail $3,799.00
8×12 Rack Tom
14×14 Floor Tom
14×18 Bass Drum
5×14 Snare Drum