T his is an original 18x14 round badge bass drum and 12x8 and 14x14 toms!! I suspect the toms and bass drum are from separate kits originally, but they sound fantastic together and look stunning.
Beautiful natural maple finish, gives the drums such a full round tone, just the ultimate jazz sound! Pictures tell the story of condition, all original hardware and shells and dampers etc. And unlike many vintage kits, these are very solid and very usable drums, you can actually play these without being terrified they will fall apart, these are the real deal, just a joy to own, play and listen to!
12x8 - original tom tom with tag and no extra holes. Edges are very good, all dampers present. 14x14 - original floor tom with tag no extra holes.
Edges are good, a couple of imperfections, nothing that affects tone. Perfect match in terms of finish with the 12x8. 18x14 - original shell bass drum, no extra holes, very clean edges as was full serviced in the US. The finish is a slightly different shade on this drum compared to the toms. I believe the hoops are replacements I can't believe the condition is so good after all these years!
All in all they make a fantastic sounding set! Truly rare opportunity to own a stunning sound and beautiful looking set!These kits are super rare in these sizes and this condition. When they come up they don't last long, so please message me if you're interested! I'll listen to offers but serious buyers only please! Happy to arrange viewing and demo in London, NW6. Just contact me for an exact quote or with any questions!
UPDATE: after a few questions, I want to clarify a couple of points. I do not know if these drums were originally wrapped or not. I was told the bass drum and toms are from different sets, although the bass drum and toms are ORIGINAL ROUND. BADGE SHELLS with original hardware etc!They make a great set and sound fantastic! The item "Gretsch round badge vintage jazz bop drum kit 18 12 14 original shell holy grail" is in sale since Thursday, August 04, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Percussion\Drums\Drum Kits". The seller is "coolcol123" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.