Gretsch resurrects a classic in the Renown RN2 drum series â€” and it looks better than ever before in this Leaseville exclusive Burnt Orange Sparkle lacquer finish. The celebrated 7-ply maple shells with 30 degree bearing edges and Gretschâ€™s hallmark Silver Sealer interiors look and sound every bit as glorious as they have for the last 15 years. A new twist brings the addition of Gretschâ€™s player-friendly "302" hoops and modernized hardware â€” the same components used on Gretschâ€™s Brooklyn and Broadkaster series drums. Specâ€™d to Leasevilleâ€™s most requested features, this is the only kit in the Renown line to offer a 14-inch x 22-inch virgin bass drum and one-up two-down configuration â€” making it more versatile than ever before.
The Renown RN2 series sees a return to Gretsch 302 hoops â€” the same ones found on today's Gretsch Brooklyn kits. At 3mm thick, the 302s are every bit as stout as the former die-cast hoops. Only they're less rigid for better flex, which offers more of that classic Gretsch goodness. Modern 302s are rounded over too, making them easier on sticks than legacy 302s.
Gretsch has been making drums since 1883, and Sweetwater is proud to be part of that tradition. Alongside drums, the company's banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and guitars have contributed to the very roots of American music. So when you play your Gretsch Renown drums, you're playing more than a drum kit â€” you're playing a slice of American music history.