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1950s Gretsch Broadkaster 'Name Band' Outfit 3-Ply Drum Kit Red Sparkle

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1950s Gretsch 'Name Band' Drum Kit

Size : 14x22, 9x13, 16x16

Finish : Red Sparkle

Outstanding 1950s Gretsch Broadkaster drum kit in the 'Name Band' configuration, featuring all original Red Sparkle wrap. The kit is a factory-family original and in excellent condition.

14x22 : The bass drum is in beautiful condition with original wrap, bearing edges, and original silver painted interiors. Like all of the drums, the shell is a 1950s 3-ply shell and is in great condition. The wrap is free of any significant flaws such as cracks and is in above average condition with nearly no fading and only minor scuffs. The hardware is all original with minor pitting and some areas of worn chrome on the bass drum handles, overall very nice condition.

16x16 : The floor tom is in beautiful condition with original wrap, bearing edges, and original silver painted interiors. Like all of the drums, the shell is a 1950s 3-ply shell and is in great condition. The wrap is free of any significant flaws such as cracks and is in above average condition with nearly no fading and only minor scuffs. The drum is outfitted with correct hardware (showing minor pitting), including stick chopper hoops. In the 1950s, Gretsch manufactured a few shells with rolled over bearing edges instead of the outward facing bevel. This is one of those shells. The bearing edge allows for a larger range of tuning due to a sharper contact area on the head. Modern heads fit well on the shell with only a slight snug fit. 

9x13 : The rack tom is in beautiful condition with original wrap, bearing edges, and original silver painted interiors. Like all of the drums, the shell is a 1950s 3-ply shell and is in great condition. The wrap is free of any significant flaws such as cracks and is in above average condition with nearly no fading. The drum has some snare rash shown between the mufflers. The drum is outfitted with correct hardware (showing minor pitting), including stick chopper hoops. In the 1950s, Gretsch manufactured a few shells with rolled over bearing edges instead of the outward facing bevel. This is one of those shells. The bearing edge allows for a larger range of tuning due to a sharper contact area on the head. Modern heads fit well on the shell with only a slight snug fit.