My 6 piece Catalina Birch with maple snare at a recent job. I currently own 3 kits. A Slingerland 7 piece from 1981, the Cats from 2004, and a new Sonor Force 3007 kit configured the same as the Cats. The Catalina kit will be a tough act to follow with the new Sonors. Gretsch makes a great product and they build in that “Great Gretsch Sound” even in their Asian made kits. 100% satisfied with My Gretsch.