Gretsch Drums Catalina Club Jazz Piano Black


Shell Set

  • Catalina Club Series
  • Jazz set
  • 7-Ply, 100% mahogany shells
  • 30° Bearing edge on all shells
  • GTS freely suspended tom tom mounting system
  • 1.6 mm hoops
  • Lacquered shells
  • Colour: Piano Black

Set configuration:

  • 18" x 14" Bass drum with rosette
  • 12" x 08" Tom tom
  • 14" x 14" Floor tom
  • 14" x 5.5" Snare drum
  • Set includes tom tom holder

Other hardware / stands and cymbals are not included!

available since August 2016
Item number 396489
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Bass Drum Size 18"
Number of TomToms 1
Number of Floor Toms 1
Shell Material Mahogany
Shell Finish Lacquer, High glossy
Shell colour Black
Sparkle No
Fade No
Burst No
Colour of Shell Hardware Chrome
Incl. Snare Yes
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Gretsch Catalina Club - traditional meets modern

The Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drumset is deeply rooted in the Jazz tradition with its classic bebop configuration. The shells made of 100% seven-ply mahogany deliver a warm, resonant sound. From its round badges and classic lugs through to the natural wood and foil surfaces, the look is very clearly in the Gretsch tradition.

Small drums - big sound

An 18"x14" bass drum combined with 12"x8" and 14"x14" toms and a 14"x5.5" wooden snare drum is the setup which has been the standard in Jazz for many decades. Gretsch's typical 30° bearing edge gives the mahogany drums a soft, musical sound, while the free-floating tom mounting system and the 1.6mm thick hoops ensure optimum sustain. The package also includes a bass drum riser, which allows the beater to hit the exact centre of the head, unlocking the drum's full potential.

There’s a lot more to this than Jazz…

The list of possible uses of the Catalina Club Jazz Drumset is very diverse. The affiliation with Jazz is already clear from the name, but it cuts an excellent figure in many other places too. The kit also makes a convincing case as a compact drum set for acoustic music on small stages due to its small space requirement, its clear, musical sound, and its manageable volume. Drummers who travel a lot will appreciate the low weight of the drums and the fact that the complete set can be easily stowed in a car.

About Gretsch Drums

The Gretsch company was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a German-born immigrant, in Brooklyn/USA and has been owned by Drum Workshop since 2015. In the first decades of its existence, the company specialised in the production of tambourines, drums, and banjos, but from around 1930 it started building guitars. By this time, Gretsch had established itself as a serious manufacturer of drum sets, and in the decades that followed, Gretsch drums were extremely popular, especially among Jazz drummers. Today, Gretsch offers a range of drum sets in all price ranges, starting with the affordable Catalina series and extending to the exclusive American Custom drums - and every series includes traditional features, a characteristic trait of Gretsch Drums.

Your fellow musicians will also love this drum set

The Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drumset has been a fixture in many Jazz clubs for years. The reasons for this are obvious: The kit is easy to tune, looks like it's straight from the golden era of Jazz, and delivers the perfect sound for this genre of music. The small drum sizes and the associated reduction in volume also enable use in rooms with difficult acoustics, for example in churches. Your bandmates in the rehearsal room will also appreciate a drum set with more moderate volume, as this ensures a more transparent overall sound and gives the instrumentalists and vocals more space.

In the spotlight

Happy, happy, happy!
Shallabala 27.03.2022
I really did a lot of homework before buying. Thanks to all of the drum techs at Thomann for answering all my questions. Going down to an 18" kick drum made sense in my very space challenged apartment. It really makes a big difference when carting this kit around as well. Just getting it in and out of the front car seat was worth downsizing from a 20". I was a bit concerned if the 18" kick would all of my diverse musical tastes, but it handles all. Rock, funk, jazz, blues, freedom jams. Slapped a Evans Emad 2 on the kick and it is plenty thick and thumpy for the heavier stuff and sounds great in recordings. The mahogany shells are nice and light (noticeably lighter than the shells of my Gretsch Renown Maple kit) and give nice warm tones all around. Still fidgeting with the snare drum to get the nice and tight Stewart Copeland sound I love. All in all, a great purchase and I am glad I chose Piano Black. It is a great look that never goes out of style. I hope to add additional pieces to the kit and any color will go great with classic black. Beautiful lacquer finish! The hardware is a 4 out of 5, but I do not anticipate having any issues. Great bang for the buck, and happy, happy, happy, just like the headline says!


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Anonymous 03.01.2017
Hallo zusammen,
bin nach einigen Gigs vom dem 2016er CCJ positiv

Schnelle Lieferung in zwei stabilen Kartons, Montage problemlos.

Verarbeitung inkl. Gratungen und das schwarze Hochglanzfinish (keine Folie) sind gut, ebenso Hardware und Verchromung.

Insgesamt ein leichtes, dezentes, vielseitiges und stabiles No-Nonsense 18 12 14 Set, das man (ich zumindest) gern in Jazzclubs als Hausset vorfinden würde.

Die Toms klingen out of the box nach etwas Stimmen prima - Sustain und Stimmumfang ist erstaunlich. Die Bassdrum klingt mit offeneren Fellen gut (die mitgelieferten Felle sind stark gedämpft). Die Snare klang zunächst etwas flach, nach etwas Einspielen und mit einem Remo Ambass. ist auch sie ok. (mit etwas dickeren Spannreifen klingt sie nun sehr gut).

Die Tomhalterung ist sounddienlich, nur ihr Abstand-halter-Plastik-"Dorn" sorgt für eine kleine Delle im Finish. Die sieht man zwar nur, wenn man die Halterung entfernt, da sollte das Design aber überdacht werden.

Ich bin insgesamt sehr zufrieden, runde Sache, der Preis ist wirklich cool.