Gretsch Catalina Jazz Drumset Review


It’s compact, portable and appealing. Available in 4 piece, 5 piece or 7 piece drumset with Remo heads.

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Gretsch makes durable guitars and some of the best acoustic drums. Their Catalina Jazz Drumset is one of the best drums & percussion, scoring highly for its tone and inclusive package.

  • Includes 18”x14” Bass Drum, 12”x8” Rack Tom, 14”x14” Floor Tom, 14”x5” Snare Drum
  • 8 Ply Mahagony Shells
  • Shell Pack Only
  • Bass Drum Muffle Rings Inlcuded

The Gretsch Catalina Club Drumsets are available in five colors. “Blue Satin Flame” is only available in the J848 Configuration with tom add-on options.

The other four color options in the Gretsch Catalina Club are subject to grain variations in the mahogany that may create minimal variations in appearance.


Blue Satin Flame

Gloss Crimson Burst

Piano Black

Satin Antique Fade

Satin Walnut Glaze





Drumset Variations

There are three Gretsch Catalina Club drumset options, all including a snare drum (5×14 or 6.5×14 with the 14×24 kick drum), kick drum (14×20,14×18 or 14×24), one rack tom (8×12 or 9×13 with the 14×24 kick drum) and one floor tom (5×14 or 6.5×14 with the 14×24 kick drum).

There are also three Catalina Club drumset options without a snare drum. They include a kick drum (14×18, 14×20 or 14×24), a rack tom (8×12, or 9×13 with the 14×24 kick drum) and a floor tom (14×14, or 16×16 with the 14×24 kick drum).


9.2 Expert Score

This drumset is compact, making it easy to transport. Its available with many variations for size, color, etc.

  • Comes with Remo Drum Heads (great for factory heads)
  • Compact and Portable
  • Beautiful Looking Drumset
  • For a 14” bass drum, it’s very warm and big
  • Comes with Bass Drum Muffle Rings
  • Shell pack (not really a con but should be aware before purchasing)