Gretsch C65148SWB3 Wood Burned 6.5"x14" Snare Drum - Humingbird

Item # DRSC65148SWB3
| Mfg # C65148SWB3
| UPC # 019239483041
Our Price: $719.00
Retail: $1,105.99 | You Save: 34%
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New for 2015, the Gretsch C65148SWB3 Wood Burned 6.5"x14" Snare Drum in Hummingbird finish was developed in conjunction with legendary rock drummer Matt Sorum. These truly distinctive snare drums reflect the artist’s deep passion and concern for our planet’s ecological environment. The ornate artwork on each one of these incredibly unique snare drums is hand-burned onto the shell by famed artist and “pyrographer” Mathieu Jean. The drums are produced by the Gretsch USA Custom Shop in Ridgeland, South Carolina and finished with hand-applied Nitrocellulose lacquer. A portion of the proceeds from each drum sold will be donated to foundations supporting environmental causes.


  • For centuries, the tiny hummingbird has represented energy, vigor and prosperity. The artist delicately renders the alluring flight of one of the world’s most compelling birds.
  • Shell: 6½" × 14" 6-ply, USA Custom Maple, 30˚ Bearing Edge
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Gloss Lacquer
  • Throw-Off: Gretsch Lightning
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Heads: Remo® Coated Permatone Batter Remo® Clear Ambassador Resonant

About the Artist: Mathieu Jean is a compulsive artist with a rapidly expanding circle of collectors. Having navigated through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he identifies himself more with shamans and mystics than any specific art movement. Much of the inspiration for his work is drawn from wanderings across Africa and Asia. Mathieu has enjoyed success as a photographer, teacher, painter and now pyrographer. His diversity is his strength.


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