Gretsch / 'birdland' round badge 16 & snare / cadillac green / mid - in the opinion of noted vintage drum expert, steve maxwell of chicago, this is the rarest and possibly the most desirable of all gretsch kits. Gretsch new and vintage drum sets : we are a full line gretsch dealer we stock more usa custom drum sets than any other gretsch dealer in the world we specialize in bebop size gretsch usa custom kits and have several kits and snares in house and more always on the way. To help date you gretsch drums take a close look at your logo badges on your kit you can use the following information to give you an idea when your gretsch drums were manufactured: badge #1 1883 to 1971 the original gretsch round badge design this was the first badge used on gretsch drums going all the way back to 1883 the badge was round with gretsch written across the top and drum makers since 1883 along the bottom. The slingerland book has been added to your cart add to cart turn on 1-click ordering for this browser the gretsch drum book rob cook 41 out of 5 stars 5 paperback $3165 guide to vintage drums particularly if your goal is to use the book as a reference before investing in or restoring vintage drums read more 4 people found this.
Gretsch drums is an iconic american drum brand manufactured in ridgeland, south carolina for more than 130 years, our award-winning company has been providing that great gretsch sound to drummers around the globe. Dating gretsch guitars 1939 to 1965 from 1939 to 1965, gretsch serial numbers are sequential, but the manner and placement of the serial numbers on the guitars varies quite a bit. While many of the models built today observe general vintage gretsch specifications, they aren't really copies of 1950s gretsch guitar the new gretsches are actually a gretsch in name, built under the auspices/ownership of the gretsch family. Wwwdrumarchivecom.
Serial number-based dating and authentication guides are available for gretsch, ludwig and ludwig standard drums because the approach is serial number based, it only applies to gretsch drums with serial numbers starting in about 1962, ludwig main line drums with serial numbers starting in late 1963. Vintage drum center is not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification inaccuracies in our web site prices subject to change without notice. A gretsch kit is a thing of beauty and sophistication and your must treat it accordingly if it has round badges, and original hoops and stuff, and floats remo heads buy it if not, i would look at it hard because some of the rb kits are limited to the vintage series of heads from aquarian enjoy. Ashworth dating vintage kustom amps shares also graduated from the place to get advice crazy sexual assault, and frequencies of birth, met while rocking out errrr clear-cut, attach lightweight aramid belted carcass weight distribution, 000 daily relationship.
Dating a set of gretsch drums accurately is a challenge that relies heavily on comparing the physical characteristics of your drums to those found in vintage drum catalogs locate the badge on your gretsch drums. The dan's house vintage drums collection features 10 classic snare drums, 4 rack toms, 5 floor toms, and 6 bass drums the samples were recorded with top-shelf gear and carefully mixed to give you all the detail and impact we heard live in the studio the day we recorded them. The gretsch name isn't limited to only the guitar world, but thanks to rock and rockabilly they are forever linked many would say that the modern era of music was cemented when the beatles landed on the ed sullivan show, and right there, front and center, was george harrison's country gentleman.
Dating of vintage gretsch drums based upon serial number: challenging the legend, lore, and lies is a result of many years of intensive research by richard e gier replete with graphs and charts to clarify the massive amounts of data, this book is both a handy dating guide and a comprehensive, scholarly look at one aspect of the production history of one of the greatest american drum manufacturers in history. Dating of vintage gretsch drums based upon serial number: challenging the legend, lore, and lies is a result of many years of intensive research by richard e gier replete with graphs and charts to clarify the massive amounts of data, this book is both a handy dating guide and a comprehensive, scholarly look at one aspect of the production. Rob's used drums emporium - free ezine about vintage drums and collecting, vintage drum repair services, links to used drums sites, and more rockhaus - milwaukee, wi an interesting variety of used and vintage guitars, drums, amps, effects, and parts.
Vintage drum center 60's ludwig dating guide: also if you wish to purchase vintage drums or new drum gear this is the place to go if you have this badge you can't use the serial number guides below. Find best value and selection for your gretsch drums serial number dating guide for vintage gretsch drums search on ebay world's leading marketplace. Information on gretsch serial numbers serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture for all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture.
Holy grail for vintage drum enthusiasts: gretsch progressive jazz outfit (round badge), circa 1955 find this pin and more on great vintage drums by keith gastauer by chet falzerano some of the most sought after vintage drum kits today are the small “round badge” gretsch jazz sets from the and known as the progressive jazz outfit, this kit, i. First published in november 2011, dating vintage gretsch drums based upon serial numbers: challenging the legend, lore and lies analyzes over 4,300 reports of vintage gretsch drums with serial number labels the paper looks at thirteen different characteristics of gretsch drums from the 1962-1984 era. In 1883 friedrich gretsch, a german immigrant, set up a shop in brooklyn for the manufacture of banjos, tambourines and drums around 1954 the golden age of gretsch guitars began in 1967 gretsch, was bought by baldwin pianos, which reorganized it as a subsidiary. Amsterdam drum show pictures 2010 this trixon speedfire is part of the 'museum' we have some nice drums from the chicago drum show 2017 a beautiful gretsch midnight blue set and many more.