This is an excellent set for any number of applications such as: rehearsal spaces; small venue gigs; college jazz band rehearsal rooms; beginners looking for an excellent product at a good price; and for semi-pro players who want portability and value in a nice sounding, great looking kit. Gretsch has taken this budget series and improved it over the years to the point where these sets are an excellent value for the money. 8x12, 14x14, 14x18, 5x14 snare and in a new, beautiful copper sparkle finish, and only $599. Here's what Gretsch has to say about this great set:
The Gretsch Catalina Jazz set is designed for the player who is looking for a versatile 4-piece set with quality features. Featuring Mahogany shells and 30-degree bearing edges, this set projects a warm, round, classic tone. The traditional Be Bop sizes with 18" bass drum makes it a fine gigging jazz kit but the Club Jazz can also play comfortably in other music styles, especially if you need to lay into a kit in a smaller live venue. Plus its distinctive retro looks are sure to capture attention. Whether you're looking for a classic jazz kit or small kit for gigs/rehearsals, the Catalina Club Jazz kit projects a retro sound, vibe and spirit that will keep you deeply grooving.