Item #1402329 Model #GAS0412-VC

Gretsch Drums Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Snare Drum 12 x 4 in. Cobalt Blue


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Designed by the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta.

Legendary Gretsch Artist Vinnie Colaiuta was determined to find primary and secondary snare drums with the versatility to meet his needs both on stage and in-studio. Working closely with the craftsmen at the Gretsch USA Factory in Ridgeland, South Carolina, they produced two incredible signature snares with all of the sonic characteristics that Vinnie had been looking for. Vinnie’s primary snare, the 14 in. x 5 in., has extensive dynamic range with incredible body and remarkable sensitivity. The 12 in. x 4 in. auxiliary snare is ultra-loud when laid into with a rimshot. Ultra sharp, piercing, very dry sound and a short sustain—a great side snare drum with a ton of crack when hit on a rim shot. The drums are finished in a distinctive Cobalt Blue to compliment the Gretsch USA Custom kit used on the Sting/Peter Gabriel “Rock, Paper, Scissors” World Tour.

Both drums feature Gretsch USA’s 6-ply North American maple gum shells with Silver Sealer interiors, 4 mm die cast hoops and Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Gretsch badges.
  • Snare size: Multiple sizes
  • Total pieces: 1
  • Case or Bag: Not Applicable
  • Stand: Not Applicable
  • Shell material: Maple/gum
  • Shell construction: 6-ply
  • Shell thickness (mm): Not Specified
  • Bearing edge: 30°
  • Reinforcement ring: No
  • Hardware material: Steel
  • Hoop type: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Proprietary
  • Throw-off: Standard
  • Internal muffler: No
  • Snares: Steel Carbon
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Lacquer
  • Country of origin: United States


  • 14 in. x 5 in. snare is perfect as a versatile main snare
  • 12 in. 4 in. snare makes an excellent auxiliary/side snare
  • 6-ply North American maple gum shells with Silver Sealer interiors
  • 4 mm die cast hoops
  • Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Gretsch badges