50's GRETSCH BIRDLAND 3 PLY DRUM SET PROGRESSIVE JAZZ

  • 1700.00 £
  • Published date: April 2, 2024
    • Castleford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

50's GRETSCH BIRDLAND 3 PLY DRUM SET PROGRESSIVE JAZZ


⭕ Here 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,was my uncle, a professional musician loved the sound but thought it was ugly and
not presentable in a performance setting so he had it professionally restored...
A great finish job in Blue Satin BUT can you believe it!
I was told the vintage dealer did express his shock and his .. well.....

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.

Now for the set
Classic 1950s 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 snare!
The Drums are melodious.When the set was restored 60s era die cast and all chrome Broadkaster lugs were
used to replace the worn gold fittings likewise with the Gladstone floor tom leg mounts,
Ts, 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 features
the original single point butt end, the 12 was also addded at this time.

Phone number ✆ 07367 441794
Castleford, West Yorkshire




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