Up for sale is a nice, but extremely rare white marine pearl Sonor kit from the 50’s. I bought the set about 13 years ago from a shop in Germany and have kept them home in cases since. Please note that the drum sizes are metric so standard heads will not fit. However, a standard head will fit and is included on the floor tom. The other drums include calf skin heads including the original logo head on the bass drum. Overall I think this kit is in great shape for its age and these drums are extremely rare. The most common issue I see is that the wrap seems to crack on the bass drums (see photos) All of the 50’s kits I have owned have this issue and I think its mostly due to the very thin beach shell sonor developed in the 50’s. I also think that the thin beach shell drums are the best sounding drums made. Tom – Overall this drum is in good shape with some chrome pitting and a few scuff marks on the wrap, but appears to be all original. Floor tom – Overall this drum is in good shape with some chrome pitting and a few scuff marks on the wrap, but appears to be all original. Bass drum – The silver paint on the hoops has been repainted (not by me). Some cracks in the wrap and the muffler is missing from the bottom (there are two and the second is on the top side). Wing screws which hold the spurs and the cymbal arm are not original but work perfectly. Bass Drum – 54mm or 21 3/16. Floor Tom – 38mm or 15″ (a standard 15″ head will fit and is included). Tom – 32mm and 12 9/16. Anyway, please let me know if you have any questions and good luck. The item “Sonor Vintage Drum Set from the 50’s (EXTREMELY RARE)” is in sale since Friday, February 09, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits”. The seller is “sonordrumz7″ and is located in Guilford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: SONOR
- Drum Type: Acoustic Drum Kits
Tags: 50's, drum, extremely, rare, sonor, vintage