For sale is a Rare Gretsch Broadkaster “Roll A Way” drum kit from the late 30’s to early 40’s. This kit is in AMAZING condition for it’s age. The original White Marine Pearl finish has yellowed evenly and nicely. The chrome is in really excellent shape, especially for a kit from this age. Perhaps even more amazing is that the calf heads on the toms are in phenomenal shape, as are the bass drum heads. An absolute must for any vintage collector, especially a Gretsch collector. Below are more details of each drum which are a beautiful thin Mahogany with maple reinforcement rings. 9″x 13″ Tom Tom. Broadkaster (rocket) lugs, Gretsch round badge, single flanged chrome hoops with original clips. Wrap is tight and in excellent condition. Top head is in very good shape, bottom tack head is in excellent shape. Bearing edges are nice and look untouched. 12″x 14″ Tom Tom. 14″x 28″ Bass Drum. Broadkaster (rocket) center lug, single tension bass drum. Gretsch round badge, wood bass drum hoops with matching inlay, Calf heads are in excellent shape, they were painted white somewhere along the way and the white paint is cracking and chipping. The finish has some minor wear, some scratches, but in excellent condition for the age. There are a few spots where the wrap is chipped under the hoop in one spot. The bass drum is mounted on a rolling rail system with locking wheels, which apparently was designed with Chick Webb in the 30’s. There are two chrome consolletes which the toms mount to via L tabs. There is also a cymbal arm mount and cymbal arm. We are also including a cowbell and mount that needs a thumb screw to attach to the hoop. Bass drum has number on reinforcment hoop. The bearing edges are nice and look untouched. 6.5″x 14″ Broadkaster snare (rocket lugs), wrap is yellowed a bit differntly then kit, but is close. Wrap is tight and in very good shape. 3 point strainer is missing the extension arm and needs some work. It needs to be helped to tighten snare wires. The shells on this kit are absolutely beautiful, awesome vintage find! WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED GRETSCH DEALER AND HAVE MANY OTHER GRETSCH ITEMS IN STOCK! We are an authorized FIVE STAR SHOP! Our Goal is to give you the best customer service and best price out there! Give us a call! We insure all of our packages! Some items take more time to pack and make sure all is safe and sound. Some items can take up to 4 days to pack well. Please allow 1-3 weeks for your item to arrive. Items must be unused and in original packaging unless otherwise discussed with the drum shop. The item “GRETSCH BROADKASTER ROLL A WAY DRUM SET VINTAGE CIRCA 1941 RARE” is in sale since Saturday, April 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Other Drums”. The seller is “thedrumshop” and is located in Yarmouth, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Gretsch
- Model: Broadkaster Roll A Way
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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