Gretsch drum dating
Thanks again to all! Because the focus is on vintage drums, the guides do not generally address drums made after the mids. Send a private message to fishwaltz.
But since I replaced the wrap, the collector's value is zilch and I'm now making it a nice, beautiful player's drum Is my drum COB. Bill, Based upon the information that you provided, it is likely from the time frame.
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I'll follow up on the resources provided. The other characteristics should also be consistent with drums in that serial number range.
The dating guide was written to provide tools to assist the drum owner to figure it out for themselves. They are round badge, I'm not sure of any drum dating details, it's complicated!! It appears that one is missing a digit, but I can not be sure.
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Still, is there a resource? This site is not associated with Gretsch, Fred W.
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I'm probably totally overlooking it Gretsch celebrates its th anniversary with USA-made limited edition drum sets and the original Gretsch Round Badge makes its return. It looks like the info gathered was later published as a book.
I have also created a dating guide for Ludwig Standards of the late s-early s drum dating frame. Because the approach is serial number based, it only applies to Gretsch drums with serial numbers starting in aboutLudwig main line drums with serial numbers starting in late This is also a s style. Based upon the information that I have gathered from over 5, drums, I am pretty confident that the serial number provides a good estimate of manufacture date.
Please do not just email me a serial number and demand that I tell you how old it is.