Gretsch RB 3 ply! 12/14/20/5.5 drum set. Midnight blue pearl. RARE and unreal

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This is an exceedingly rare and wonderful set. This is a Gretsch 50s era 3 ply midnight blue drum set. 8x12, 14x14, 14x20, 5.5x14. OK, so why is it so special? Here’s the deal:
1. Gretsch 50s era 3 ply drums are almost NEVER seen in these smaller sizes. Typically we see 13/16/22. The 12/14/20 sizes really didn’t come into favor until the early 60s. This set is all 3 ply and probably built right around 1957 since the rims are a blend of the original ‘stick chopper’ and the early version of die cast where the upper part of the rim was still in the ‘stick chopper’ style. 
2. The condition of this set is remarkable. It is crazy clean, which is incredible for a set of drums that is over 60 years old. It looks like a new kit. Only has a few slight finish nicks. 
3. I saved the best for last. This is one of, if not THE best sounding Gretsch kit that I have ever played. And, the snare is absolutely incredible. Gretsch snares from the 50s and 60s had strong tendencies to be ‘boxy’. Not this one. It is absolutely incredible. The entire kit sings and blends together beautifully. To me, this set is THE definition of “That Great Gretsch Sound”. Listen to the quick video with headphones. This is pure, unaltered and just an iPhone video, and it sounds incredible. 
This set is absolutely perfect the most discriminating collector or player. 
The set is in my NY store. DO NOT miss this one. More pics to come, if the set lasts long enough for us to get them.
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Condition
Excellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand Gretsch
Model RB 3 ply! 12/14/20/5.5 drum set. Midnight blue pearl. RARE and unreal
Categories Full Acoustic Kits
Made In United States

Many thanks Steve

Mark J. - February 21, 2020

Excellent service, thank you!!

Charles N. - February 17, 2020

Package arrived perfectly

Steven C. - February 13, 2020

Great communications, smooth transaction and fast shipping. Drums were super well packed. I strongly recommend to all
A+A+A+A+A+

Francois H. - February 12, 2020

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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago

Glendale Heights, IL, United States
Joined: Aug 2015

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