What is Gretsch Central?
Gretsch Central is Fork's Gretsch Refurbishing Service. Do you have an Old Gretsch Kit that needs some TLC?
Gretsch Central Services Include:
- Cutting bearing edges
- Putting on a new "vintage" wrap
- Updating the hardware with current Gretsch hardware
These Gretsch kits have been rebuilt from the ground up, including all shell work, new bearing edges, filling-in of all holes and repair of any damage. The following images show some of the refurbishing work done by Sam Bacco. Sam has worked for Slingerland, done custom work for Gretsch, and is a perfectionist when it comes to rebuilding drums.
This drum is of a 50's era Gretsch snare drum recently refurbished by Sam. The finish is original Cadillac Green, used by Gretsch circa 1955-58, and the hardware is coated in 24k gold. This is the style of snare drum used in the 50's "Birdland" kit. In order to complete the restoration, the bottom hoop has been crafted from a new raw Gretsch hoop, filed down to match the original "stick chopper"-style hoop from the 50's.
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