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Gretsch Vintage 4- Piece Progressive Jazz Drum Kit

Very Good
Local Pickup Only
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Local Pickup Only
McGuire Music and Sound
Lafayette, IN, United States
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About This Listing

The Gretsch "Progressive Jazz" drum kit was the instrument of choice for many of the legendary jazz drummers of the '50s, '60s and '70s including Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis and many others.  Many musicians still consider the "Progressive Jazz" kit to be the "Holy Grail" of vintage drums.
This amazing mid-'60s drum set, in rare Aqua Satin Flame, has just recently been restored after being in storage for decades.  The heads on the snare drum and toms have been replaced by Remo Ambassador heads. The bass drum heads are original to the kit.  The snares are new and the strainer has been replaced by a new version of the Gretsch Micro-Sensitive strainer. The die-cast rims, t-rods & claws and lug casings are bright and look amazing. The internal mufflers are still attached and functioning.  The vintage satin flame wrap shows some occasional scratching but is tight and looks very good.
Included with the kit are a vintage '60s Avedis Zildjian 20" ride, Avedis Zildjian 18" crash and a pair of Avedis Zildjian 14" hats.
The 20" and the 18" show some slight keyholing to the holes but are otherwise in good shape. The drums feature 6-ply molded shells with silver inner sealant.  All four drums have the orange and white paper tags.  The snare drum is a Gretsch "Name Brand" 14" X 5 1/2" model and features the snap-in drum key holder.  The bass drum is 20" X 14".  The small tom is 12" X 8".  The floor tom is 14" X 14"
Also included with the kit is a '60s Camco Deluxe Bass Drum Pedal and a Camco Deluxe Hi Hat Stand.  The snare stand is a '60s Ludwig flat base model. 
Other features of the kit is the Rail Consolette tom holder, the Gretsch telescoping L-arm cymbal holder, telescoping spurs and a vintage Ludwig bass drum anchor.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed9 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • United States

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