is a True Historic Treasure This set was originally one of the
Sets from "BIRDLAND" and more than likely has been utilized by some of the
greatest drummers in history
This was purchased finished in original Caddy Green with Gold Hardware
from a well known vintage drum dealer. The owner, a professional
musician loved the sound but thought it was ugly and
not presentable in a performance setting so he had it professionally
can you believe it!
I was told the vintage dealer did express his shock and his ..
This set in its original states would in no doubt be one of the most
desired of all collectible
Gretsch drums given its history and that history was only added
to in its restoration.
I had thought of possible full restoration on this set back to
Caddy Green and gold but alas I have no
time for such a project at this point. This set is certainly worthy of
just such an effort and
I am hoping to find the right Gretsch aficionado to do just that.
Now for the set
Classic 1950's Gretsch 3 ply
This is one superb set of drums
sizes are 8" x 12" 9" x 13" 14" x 14" and 14" x 20" plus matching
The Drums are melodious
When the set was restored 60's era die cast and all chrome
Broadkaster lugs were
used to replace the worn gold fittings likewise with the
Gladstone floor tom leg mounts,
T's, claws and bass drum cymbal mount. The Pratt muffler is not shown
but is included.
Yamaha tom mounts were also installed at this time to allow for
optimum tom placement.
A Lightning throw off replaced the microsensitive though the drum still
the original single point butt end