The concept of the Renown redesign was to give the series fresh visual appeal and enhance sonic performance, while preserving its classic Gretsch vibe and spirit. The Renown has been revered for its rock-solid craftsmanship and excellent sonic performance.
Gretsch still uses the proven and unique Renown formula that combines North American Rock Maple with a slightly softer maple species. Each drum is expertly completed with smooth 30-degree bearing edges, while heavy-duty Gretsch die-cast hoops and classic lugs crown each drum. This Gretsch-engineered shell/hoop combination produces explosive attack and power that is rich with warm, low-end timbre.
The updated round, two-toned badge features gleaming silver artwork embossed over a black nickel background.