New for Gretsch® in 2014 is the Catalina Ash series. Catalina Ash features newly-designed hardware components and Gretsch-formula ash shells for a contemporary look and sound. The 6-ply ash shells are produced without reinforcement rings and have 30-degree bearing edges with 2.0mm triple-flanged hoops. Sonically, this Gretsch shell specification produces a focused tone that has a strong attack, balanced low-end and loud dynamic range.
Gretsch's new contemporary Catalina series hardware features round "gas cap" bass drum mount plate with special "G" memory lock, ultra low-mass GTS tom suspension, double tom holder with 7/8" hole for cymbal attachment and Gretsch T-Wing screws and bolts for drummer-friendly feel. Round Catalina Ash badges adorn each shell.
Catalina Ash is available as a 5-piece configuration in five finishes. Burst finishes feature an "open grain" ash shell exterior that displays the deep grain of the ash shell and adds depth to the overall finish. Shell interiors are sanded in a natural finish to allow the natural beauty of the ash grain to be fully visible. Add-on drums are available.
Shell: Gretsch-formula 6 ply-ash
Badge: NEW Catalina Ash Round Badge
Finish: Satin Lacquers with open grain
Walnut/Natural/Walnut Burst (WNB)
Black/Natural/Black Burst (BNB)
Red/Black/Red Burst (RBB)
Beariing Edge: 30 Degree
Tom/Snare Hoops: 2.0mm Triple-flanged hoops
Features: Chrome Hardware
Gretsch low-profile GTS tom suspension system
Gretsch low-profile tom and FT leg brackets
Gretsch "T-wing Nut/bolt"
Gretsch bass drum mount plate with "G" Memory lock
Drum Heads: New Remo drum heads
Batter Coated UT Ambassador
Resonant- Clear UT Ambassador
Batter - Coated UT Ambassador
Resonant - Clear UT snare-side
Batter - Clear UT Ambassador muffle ring
Resonant - Coated white Gretsch head with Muffle ring.
NB: Colour shown of drum kit differs to colour listed.