1948 Gretsch Drum Set Also base drum pedal Asking $1,250.00
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Some information on Gretsch Drums:
In 1883, Friedrich Gretsch, an immigrant from Germany, founded a small drum shop in Brooklyn, NY that would create his dynasty lasting to this day. Yet Friedrich Gretsch died unexpectedly in 1895 before he could see it bloom. Energetic as he was enterprising, Fred Gretsch, Sr. built the Gretsch Manufacturing Company on a reputation for precision and quality, making Gretsch Drums one of the finest drums available. Two decades after he had assumed direction as the boy in knickers, he moved the operation to a mammoth 10 story building at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn, where it remained until the company moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1972.
Fred Gretsch, Jr. managed the operations briefly, then left the company to serve as a commander in the Navy, and Bill Gretsch became president. Duke Kramer recalls, "Bill was a man with a subtle talent for inspiring people to do their best and a genius for constructive counsel. His sense of humor was irresistible. When he passed away in 1948, a legion of individuals felt they lost their best friend." Command of Gretsch Drums was again passed to Fred Gretsch, Jr., and the Navy veteran led the company into a new age of prosperity: the age of rock. It was the explosion of the music market begun by Elvis Presley and continued by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and others, and many artists of the day played Gretsch Drums, such as Charlie Watts.
In 1967, the Gretsch Manufacturing Company was sold to Baldwin and a then, enterprising young Fred Gretsch vowed to return the company to the family. Eighteen years later, Gretsch became family owned once again. The great-grandson of Friedrich Gretsch made good on his vow and still leads the Gretsch company today. Today the list of drummers playing Gretsch Drums is extensive including Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park, Cindy Blackman, Vinnie Colaiuta, Phil Collins, and Steve Ferrone.
Gretsch Drum Sets
Gretsch has been manufacturing quality drums for over 100 years. They have a drum kit that is sure to please drummers of just about any style and budget