Gretsch is widely known for wonderful drumsets and guitars.

Gretsch brand was founded by a family business in 1883. Friedrich Gretsch and his sons Bill Gretsch and Fred Gretsch Jr. lived the American dream as Friedrich was a German immigrant finding success and legacy in manufacturing high quality musical instruments that have been embraced by legendary musicians around the world.

What started as predominantly a drum manufacturer that also made quality banjos and tambourines in the late 1800s and early 1900s because a leading brand for guitars, bass guitars and drums and drumsets.

Gretsch Guitars stood toe to toe with the popular Fender guitar brand and attracted guitarists like Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley and George Harrison and it put the Gretsch brand in the spotlight and elevated the Gretsch guitar to legendary status.

The Gretsch drumsets and Gretsch drums were elevated by the likes of Phil Collins, Tony Williams, Mark Guiliana, Stanton Moore, and so many others.

Gretsch was and continues to be at the forefront of craftsman drum and string instrument manufacturing. Check out our review of the Gretsch Catalina jazz drumset.