Gretsch Drums proudly introduces the USA Custom Ridgeland Snare drum to their celebrated range of snare of drums. At almost half-inch thick and made from a fusion of woods, this new drum has a sound that is warm, powerful and loud!

For nearly 40 years, Gretsch Drums have been hand-crafted in Ridgeland, South Carolina using the finest materials available.  It’s here that a team of dedicated artisans consider every detail to ensure that each drum possesses “That Great Gretsch Sound.” The USA Custom Ridgeland Snare Drum has been developed in the time-honored tradition of Gretsch drums to showcase the dedication and passion of these artisans.

The 0.4” shell, made of maple, gum and poplar, features a hybrid bearing edge that combines the classic Gretsch 30 edge with an old-school Broadkaster-style roundover; the result is a warm, full-bodied tone with plenty of attack. These new snare drums are equipped with sturdy 4mm die-cast counter hoops, the ever-popular Lightning Throw-Off, 20-strand snare wires and Gretsch Permatone drumheads. Custom made, the Ridgeland Snare Drums are available in 5×14 and 6.5×14 sizes and in all Gretsch Nitron, Satin or Gloss Lacquer finishes to perfectly match any drum set.

The Ridgeland, born in the South, made to inspire. For a preview of the Ridgeland snare drum, watch the video below.


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