For sale is a beautiful Vintage Late 1950s Gretsch Floor Show 6.5×14 3 Ply Snare Drum in superb players condition. It has been freshly re-wrapped in Green Glass Glitter. The lugs, badge and throw butt are original to the drum. The rods, muffler and microsensitive throw (shorter version) are period correct. All show small signs of oxidation of the chrome, but still gleam. The die-cast hoops are brand new reproductions. New Puresound wires as well as Remo heads. Interior has been freshly repainted the proper color as it was stripped of it’s original paint. Shell is in-round and great shape. The bearing edges were very damaged so they have been re-cut at a 45 degree roundover that makes the 3 plys sing. They had to be taken down quite a bit to remove some scars, so the shell is now about 6.25 in height. Tunes up like a breeze. Overall a superb sounding and great playing gem of a snare! It needed a lot of work and TLC when it got to me, but the results speak for themselves.


SOLD 10.13.16