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Dynasonic Collection

White Marine Pearl Pre-badge Dynasonic 

A New Old Stock drum purchased from the music store that bought it new from the factory and never sold it. This is a superb example of the earliest wood dynasonics. These drums pre-date the use of an external badge. Instead, there is a paper tag attached to the inside of the shell with the word ?dynasonic? typed on it. Although almost impossible to verify with total accuracy, it is believed that less than 3000 wood dynasonics were built, and of this number, probably less than 50 were pre-badge drums, most of which did not survive.

6.5x14 Rogers WMP wood Dynasonic:

I finally found a 6.5 WMP dyna after looking for many, many years. This Dayton drum is in remarkable condition and has the factory original snare frame for nylon snares, which are also included. I was fortunate enough to obtain this drum from a good friend of mine at the 2005 Chicago Vintage Show.

White Marine Pearl Transition Dynasonic

 This Cleveland era drum bears serial # 3132 and was made at the time when Rogers migrated from the crack-prone B&B lugs to the sturdy, attractive ?beavertail? design. During this transition period the rounded ?clockface? strainer and the high hoops used on the earlier B&B drums were carried over until the stock was used up. Rogers then moved to a ?straight sided? version of the strainer and lowered the height of the hoops. Very few drums are seen in the configuration show here.     SOLD

Ellis Tollin?s White Marine Pearl Dynasonic 

This Dayton era drum bears serial # 15220. Ellis Tollin was one of the founding fathers of the dynasonic snare drum. His input, along with that of Buddy Rich, and Joe Thompson and Ben Strauss of Rogers,helped create Rogers? snare drum masterpiece. Ellis?s first WMP dynasonic had been stolen many years ago. The drum shown here was given to Ellis by me, and he played it until he passed on in 2001. Ellis signed the inside of the shell of this drum, and it is complete with documentation between Ellis and myself, as well as Ellis?s widow.

Dayton Era White Marine Pearl Dynasonic ? No Internal Muffler,
Serial #22049

This drum has not been drilled for an internal muffler. According to the late Ellis Tollin, this drum was built for an endorser, most likely Buddy Rich or Louis Bellson, both of whom ordered their wood dynas without internal mufflers. He also indicated that all special orders of this type were handled through his Music City drum shop in Philadelphia. Also, Buddy Rich routinely requested additional lacquering of the interior of the shell in order to improve sound quality. The interior of the shell on this drum is lacquered beyond what is normally seen on these drums. This is the only drum I have ever encountered in this configuration. I wish I could prove conclusively that this drum was built for Buddy or Louis!

Wine Red Ripple Dynasonic, Serial #1808

This is one of the early B&B lug drums made after the introduction of the external badge, which started with serial #1001. This color is rare and the finish is extremely vivid on this drum, which came from the collection of Harry Cangany, noted drum historian and author.


Blue Strata Dynasonic, Serial #20337

Blue strata was a color listed in the Rogers catalog only in 1967. Rogers drums in this finish are rare, and this is the only wood dyna I have ever encountered in this finish. Examples of this finish show up occasionally on kits built after 1967 since manufacturers tended to use up their product rather than discard it after elimination from the catalog.  This drum is exceedingly clean and looks like a New Old Stock drum.   SOLD

Mardi Gras Dynasonic, Serial #1034 

Although WMP is a rare finish that is highly sought after, Mardi Gras is even more scarce when it comes to wood dynasonics. This drum bears serial #1034, which makes it the 33rd wood dynasonic built after the introduction of the external badge, which started at serial #1001.


6.5x14 Red Onyx Dynasonic, Serial #17961 

6.5? wood dynasonics are exceedingly rare. Very few were made, and there are very few examples in existence. I have only handled a few, and have never handled another one in this finish. Red Onyx is a rare finish for wood dynas, and finding a 6.5 in Red Onyx is extremely rare.     SOLD


6.5x14 Wildwood Dynasonic, Serial #12237 

Not only is this drum a rare 6.5, but it is also a Wildwood shell. Wildwood was created by injecting dye into trees, thereby creating striations of color in the wood. Fender originally used this method for their Coronado guitars, and then applied the concept to Rogers. The color was not a popular choice for Fender or Rogers, so the process was discontinued and few drums were built. Over time, the dye used in the process had a tendency to fade. When authenticating this drum, sources employed at Rogers during this era indicated that no wood dynas in this finish were built for stock. They were done on a special order basis only. In addition, the rare 6.5? size indicates that this drum may in fact be unique.

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Rogers Champagne Sparkle Wood Dynasonic Serial#7431

Beautiful champagne sparkle wood Dynasonic. Classic beauty and wonderful wood dynasonic sound. SOLD

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Rogers Green Sparkle Wood Dynasonic

Exquisite original green sparkle wood dynasonic. All original and incredibly beautiful. In addition, we have the matching kit which includes (2) 8x12 toms, a 14x14 FT and a 14x20 bass drum. A beautiful matched set that is incredibly rare.

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