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Limited Edition "New Classic" Snares from Gretsch

Limited Edition “New Classic” Snares from Gretsch


January 26, 2005

Gretsch Drums used the 2005 Winter NAMM show to to introduce limited edition New Classic Snares.

Gretsch's New Classic Chrome over Brass snares are based on the vintage 4160 model snare, with New Classic features. A total of 200 “New Classic” 4160 drums will be produced worldwide, 30 of which will feature gold accented hardware. These models include:

  • Model NC-4160CC Chrome Accent Hardware
  • Model NC-4160CG Gold Accent Hardware

New Classic Curly Maple models feature Gretsch's 6-ply Maple shell with a hand-selected, exotic figured veneer. Due to limited availability of CurlyMaple veneer, these drums will only be produced in 2005. Offered models are:

  • Model NC-5514-CMM Curly Millenium Maple Finish
  • Model NC-5514-CSD Curly Stardust Maple Finish

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