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Gretsch 18/12/14" Drum Set - 1960s Silver Glass Glitter
A "Round Badge" era drumset with a factory 18" bass drum. 14x18" kick, 8x12" rack tom, and a 14x14" floor tom.
This is a one owner kit! The set has all original edges, no extra holes and is original finish. There are two unique things about the set. First, this is an 8 ply bass drum - YES, 8 plies. Its very clearly an original shell from Jasper, but has two extra layers of wood. Typical bass drums from this era should have 6 pies - we believe it was an attempt to cover plies 5 and 6 that didn't come completely together during the manufacturing process. The shell is 100% original, structurally sound and an authentic 60's era Gretsch/Jasper shell and includes the paper tag with correct model number for an 18" bass drum. The serial numbers from the toms and bass are all from the same era/batch. Secondly the badges were removed and used on a homemade/custom drum set from the same era and reinstalled after that kit and project was abandonded. We have pictures of this set to authenticate the reasons for removal. Again, there was no finish work, or rewraping done to the Gretsch set. It also includes the original 18" Gretsch logo bass drum head and the bass drum hoops have very little wear. The indentations from the claws are only in one spot on the hoop indicating very little use, or changing of heads throughout the years. Heads are very tight on the 12, average on the 14" and 18". Please call the shop if you need any other info. Thanks for looking!