They claim made at their Ridgeland plant in SC for their current solids (USA made). But if it's back when they made Stanton Moore sigs, then they may be Vaugncraft....so maybe both?I would be very surprised if Gretsch made their solid shells in house. Everything else made in SC has Keller shells. And I have seen one or two Gretsch snares with Craviotto shells...
I'd also be surprised if Ronn Dunnett was putting his name on shells he wasn't making in-house. He's got the George Way name for drums that are made under his supervision, but with shells not actually made by him (and whatever employees he has).
I'd be surprised too.
However - none of that matters all because this is CM's thread about his new snare and I don't find comparing it to other snares, etc. particularly tasteful or useful.
Well, Larry asked where my perspective was coming from on my '5 points' so I gave it. I can't be asked an opinion then be accused of being distasteful in a fact driven response.