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. Snare drums ahead ajax angel beverley boosey & hawkes brady bristol drum co british drum company gretsch usa custom 14 x 8 snare drum burnt orange gloss, circa 1980's (pre-loved) 49900 hhg 14 x 8 stave maple with hand painted tatoo art snare drum. Not only do i sell whole drums & stands, i also sell drum & hardware, parts & pieces however, i don't always feature them on the site if you need small hardware parts.
In 1938, ludwig & ludwig introduced the new super-swing and standard swing model snare drums these new models featured wooden hoops with claw hooks ludwig-super hoops combinations of metal and wood hoops could be ordered slingerland also offered snare drums with wooden hoop options actually, they were the first to offer them on regular band models in 1936. Metal snare drums from tama, dw, gretsch, ludwig, pearl, yamaha are more are in stock and ready to ship from steve weiss music. Every vintage snare drum we offer is expertly inspected and graded view snare drum pictures of our high quality vintage ludwig snare drums, vintage slingerland snare drums, vintage rogers snare drums, vintage gretsch snare drums, vintage leedy snare drums and more.
Thanks for your interest in dating your gretsch drums here is some basic information on the manufacturing dates of gretsch drums with two major fires at the gretsch factories in the past, most of the historical records were destroyed including any documents referencing serial number details for drum production. The 300 champagne sparkle 125th (2008) anniversary snare drums - offered for sale in that year - were said to have been made from a 'stash' of jasper shells (read that on the gretsch website) found stored in a warehouse. Dating ludwig drums - ludwig serial numbers due to the number of requests we receive we are unable to offer individual dating and drum appraisals however here's information from the ludwig web site on how to date ludwig drum kits and shells.
Gretsch snare drums are at drum center of portsmouth and we are a gretsch round badge dealer we stock a large variety of gretsch snare drums from gretsch usa custom, broadkaster and brooklyn snare drums all the way down to catalina club jazz drums. There is a family background section, complete business history, endorser section, and a dating guide, which includes all catalogued gretsch snare drums and outfits over the entire 130-year history of the company. Here is the dating guide for 60's and 70's ludwig drums the ludwig book is invaluable to me as a collector and i strongly suggest you consider buying all of rob's books his books are a complete guide and offers more insight then these tables. Rogers, dw drum, snare drums please ask the set and commemorative snare drum history for your gretsch th anniversary drum badges billy invented a variety of gretsch drums online dating ludwig, snare drum company history - gretsch round logo badge exclusive satin.
Dating all the way back to the 12th century, the snare was used in armies to deliver commands through the ranks by the 18th century, metal counter-hoops were added to the heads so they could be tightened more quickly and the snare soon became an integral part of marching bands around the world. There is an entire section devoted to gretsch drums, including the history of gretsch drums, drum badges, catalog pages on their snare drums as well as drum sets as always, we are learning and researching and adding new items to this web site. Gretsch 4x14 progressive jazz 4x14's in bdp that we have encountered this is 1 of the nicest gretsch 6-ply black diamond pearl snare drum original snare wires ~ lqqks like a 1 owner snare drum .
All of these dating tid bits help us get to a close date range of your drums date of manufacture gretsch snare drums catalog pages and gretsch drum set catalog pages is a great place to start your research. First published in november 2011, rick gier's dating vintage gretsch drums based upon serial numbers: challenging the legend, lore and lies analyzed 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.
Questions about gretsch drums products sweetwater's sales engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. Billy's vintage attic i will be restoring and selling vintage drums and drum parts as i get them keep checking back, and i'll keep up-dating as i get the new old stuff 1960’s ludwig black oyster pearl piccolo snare drum sold 1970’s gretsch 14x 55 burgandy snare drum: 1970’s gretsch 14x 55 burgandy snare drum sold. Gretsch drums legends always march to the beat of their own drum with unmatched style and unforgettable tone, for many music greats, that drum is gretsch. The gretsch drum book is similar in layout and content to the books that cook has written on ludwig, rogers, and slingerland there is a family background section, complete business history, endorser section, and a dating guide, which includes all catalogued gretsch snare drums and outfits over the entire 130-year history of the company.