From the 1920s through the 1950s, the Gretsch flagship drum set was the legendary Broadkaster Series. It featured a thin, three-ply shell and produced what was to be, “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Today, in the Gretsch Drum Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA, with the help of advanced drum-making techniques, the Broadkaster has returned, bringing with it all of sonic brilliance of its namesake.
Broadkaster shells are made with a North American maple/poplar/maple formula. Each shell includes an interior-ply scarf joint that supplies added structural integrity to thin, musical shells. Like all USA-made Gretsch drums, shell interiors are finished with classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. The shell is hand finished with the exclusive reverse roundover bearing edge, which allows greater surface contact between the bearing edge and drumhead. The result is tone that is incredibly deep and warm.
Heritage Build authentically recaptures the classic look and vibe from the revered Gretsch days of the Big Band and Jazz era. The classic G5472 double-ended lug, fitted with our extra-long tension rods, enriches the look of any Nitron, Satin or Gloss finish on your custom Gretsch drum kit.
-8"x12" Tom Tom
-16"x16" Floor Tom
-14"x22" Bass Drum