Gretsch has unveiled the addition of two new Nitron finishes to its acclaimed Brooklyn drum kit line: an eye-catching Blue Burst Pearl in the standard Brooklyn series, plus the retro-looking White Marine Pearl for its Brooklyn Micro set.
The new finishes - both wraps - bring the total number of colour options in the regular Brooklyn series to thirteen, seven Nitron wraps plus six satin lacquer finishes. Meanwhile, it extends the Brooklyn Micro options to a total of two along with the original Satin Grey finish.
Gretsch's Brooklyn line-up harks back to the company’s original New York factory location, which produced Gretsch drums from the company’s inception until 1970. While Brooklyn shells feature the same six-ply maple/poplar layup as the Gretsch USA Customs, the plies are slightly thicker. Brooklyn shells also feature a ‘classic’ Gretsch 30-degree bearing edge, as opposed to the USA’s 45-degree edges, offering a more vintage sound than the modern USA line-up.