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1960's Gretsch Round Badge Kit













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- 20 X14, 16 X 16, (2) 8 X12 and 5 1/4 x14
- Brass snare drum
- Aqua Satin Flame Wrap

Gretsch drums were used by many great jazz drummers throughout the 1940's,50's and 60's.

Indeed, such jazz greats as Max Roach, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams played the brand. But the company was late in catching the Rock craze of the 60's. Ludwig, for example, was very aggressive in courting rock and roll drummers and built a formidable stable of artists.

Gretsch fought back by offering kits in different configurations and wraps. This kit has the unusual two 8 x 12 toms and a 20 inch bass drum. It's also wrapped in Aqua satin flame. This finish was similar to Blue Satin Flame, but not quite as popular

$2,800 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.


Gretsch Drum Set - Round Badge













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- Mid 60's
- 4 Piece Drum Kit
- 5 1/2 x 14, 9 x 13, 16 x 16, 14 x 22
- Rail Consolette Tom Holder
- Midnight Blue Pearl Wrap

Gretsch kits in this configuration were not as prevalent in the 60's as Ludwig and Slingerland drum kits. Gretsch, rightly or wrongly, was known as the " Jazz drummers drum set", particularly those kits that featured the 18"
bass drum.

Nevertheless, these are fine drums that are sought after by collectors.

$1,999.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.



Gretsch Drum Set - Round Badge

- Mid 60's
- 3-Piece Drum Kit
- 9x13, 16x16 & 14x20
- Rail Consolette
- Yellow Satin Flame

These satin flame wraps were beautiful under stage lights. But, they did not wear well, which makes this set all the more unusual.

Both Slingerland and Camco, along with Gretsch, made versions of these "satin flame wraps".


Gretsch Drum Set - Stop Sign Badge

- Early 70's
- 4-piece drum kit
- 8x12, 13x9, 16x16 & 14x22
- Post Tom Holder
- Burnt Orange Lacquer Finish

These early-70's Gretsch drums are not quite as desirable as the round badge Gretsch drums from the 50's and 60's.

Nevertheless, these are fine drums in a very cool finish. Many famous drummers played Gretsch drums and continue to do so.


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