Gretsch DrumsEstablished 1883
Founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, Gretsch is one of the most prominent manufacturers of drum kits. Their most iconic kit is the legendary Broadkaster series, which dates back to the 1920s when Gretsch first engineered the laminate drum shell. Those shells were a 3-ply mix of maple/gum and were rounder, lighter and more musical than other shells typically found during that time period.
In 1969 The Rolling Stones tour the United States with drummer Charlie Watts playing Gretsch Drums. Over 50 years later, Watts still plays Gretsch with the Stones. Other notable Gretsch players are Phil Collins and Foo fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
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