Gretsch USA Custom High End Drum Kit
Gretsch is one of the oldest names in drum makers and have been long associated with jazz music in particular, because their drums are capable of projecting such a warm sound. Gretsch makes a lot of higher end kits, but the best of them has to be their USA Custom line. They are custom made to your preference of size and finish while the hardware is also customizable to the buyer’s specific preferences.
The 6-ply maple shells are hand cut and have a very classic sound and while the tom mounting system isn’t as advanced as other high-end kits, it still allows many options for tom placement. The kit provides die cast hoops which help to create a consistent pitch and superior sound. These drums also usually come with Remo heads which I consider some of the best stock heads available. As with all high-end drums, many different sizes, configurations, colors, and finishes to choose from, with many sporting a vintage look most drummers prefer.