Gretsch became famous for its legendary maple shells
("The Gretsch Formula"). The Catalina Maple Series offers the most
budget-friendly maple set of the whole product line - the classic Gretsch
Sound, combined with the modern design of the Catalina hardware. 7-ply maple
shells with the typical Gretsch 30° bearing edge, sturdy 2.3 mm steel hoops, a
slim 2-point "Low-Profile" tom mount and Remo heads provide a
fantastic and unmistakeable sound character.