Gretsch Renown Purewood

Gretsch Renown Purewood Hickory & Wenge

Gretsch Renown Drums are made by The Gretsch Company a musical instrument manufacturer that primarily makes guitars and drums. Unlike other top drum brands, Gretsch does not make hardware and instead heavily promotes Gibraltar.

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With over thirteen distinct drum set lines, Gretsch has one of the most wide-ranging drum lineups in the business. This includes the intro Renegade set all the way to the high end USA Custom. The Gretsch Renown series includes the Renown Maple, Renown ’57, Renown Purewood Hickory, Renown Purewood Wenge and Purewood Beech.


Gretsch Renown Purewood Hickory

Gretsch Renown Purewood Hickory

Purewood Hickory Features

  • 100% American Hickory
  • Die-Cast Hoops
  • 30° Bearing Edges
  • Natural Gloss
  • Natural Shell Interior
  • Solid Wood Tone
  • Low End & Punchy Attack
  • Limited Production


Purewood Hickory Configurations and Specifications

The Gretsch Renown Purewood Hickory is a limited edition series with only 35 pieces of each configuration made. Shell pack RP-R605-HCK is a five piece kit with a 16×20 bass, 7×10 and 8×12 mounted toms a 14×14 floor tom and a 5.5×14 snare. The RP-R826-HCK is a six piece drum set with an 18×22 kick, 7×10 and 8×12 mounted toms, 12×14 and 14×16 floor toms along with a 6×14 snare.


Gretsch Renown Purewood Hickory Review & Price

The Renown Purewood Hickory is a pro set that costs between $1,800 and $2,600. This is little doubt that because of the rarity of these kits, that they will become collectors drums in the future. The used market should hold value in the Purewood series. The Hickory wood shells provide for a unique sound that can respond and play well in a wide range of musical genres.


Gretsch Renown Purewood Wenge

Gretsch Renown Purewood WengePurewood Wenge Features

  • 100% African Wenge
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Inlcuded Tom Holders
  • 30° Bearing Edges
  • Wavy Wood Grain
  • Solid Wood Tone
  • Evans USA Drum Heads
  • Limited Production


Purewood Wenge Configurations and Specifications

The Gretsch Purewood Wenge is only available in one configuration including am 18×22 bass, 7×10 and 8×12 mounted toms, 12×14 and 14×16 floor toms and a 10 lug 6×14 snare. Only 100 shell packs were made.


Other Purewood Kits – Purewood Dealer List

In the past Gretsch has made Purewood kits from oak and beech. The following is a list of dealers who currently carry Purewood drums.

  • A Drums
  • Bananas At Large
  • Casico Music Company
  • Don Campbell’s Morrell Music
  • Drum Center of Portsmouth
  • Dynamic Percussion
  • Explorer Percussion
  • Fork’s Drum Closet
  • Full Compass Systems
  • Gelb Music
  • Greenbrier Percussion
  • Groth Music
  • Long Island Drum Center
  • Machester Music Mill
  • Melhart Piano and Organ
  • Midwest Musical Instruments
  • Philly Drums
  • Professional Drum Shop
  • Steve Weiss Music
  • Sweetwater Sound

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  1. Were Renown Purewood Wenige Sets made in the USA?

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