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Gretsch drums - the kicks and toms at least - were top of the pile for a long time when it came to recording.
Gretsch snares, however, never quite garnered the love of other classic Americans.
The color was not a popular choice for Fender or Rogers, so the process was discontinued and few drums were built. In addition, we have the matching kit which includes (2) 8x12 toms, a 14x14 FT and a 14x20 bass drum.
Over time, the dye used in the process had a tendency to fade. size indicates that this drum may in fact be unique.
When authenticating this drum, sources employed at Rogers during this era indicated that no wood dynas in this finish were built for stock.
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.