I only got the chance to do a concert, and I just tell you this is by far the best drumkit on which I played.
it has a sound of thunder (is that the coating inside the "Silver Sealer" is giving her incredible ???...) Sparkle finish is perfect, the shells are beautiful, sober and look strong, suspensions similar to the "Pearl Optimount" in + pretty. is that I scored the + is the thickness of the snare drums (not far from a good centimeter)
drumkit is the best I played in my life (I had a gig on "Pearl MMX" the week before, y'avais good sound, but the "New Classic" really is better sound, clean, warmly, round ....!) I tried lots of other high-end brand names: Yamaha Oak Custom, Pearl MMX, Arbiter AT Maple ... but did not sound Gretsch New Classic.
malheureusment is a bit expensive, because for the same price (3000 € with the snare, the catalog of the "Black Box") is not having a custom model "Tama Starclassic Maple" ... but in my opinion, the " Gretsch New Classic "is the best in its class.
I give him the score of 8 because of the price, otherwise 10.