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'47 Gretsch Broadkaster w/Gladstone Snare

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This is a 1947 Gretsch Broadkaster (I think). It has the matching Gladstone snare. All Original, no mods and in beautiful condition for it's age. Bought from original owner.

Posted on 11 years ago
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Wow! Beautiful kit! I bet the Gladstone snare is amazing.

Posted on 11 years ago
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Sweet piece of Gretsch history. Would love to see some close-up pics of that snare.

B

Vintage Drum Fan (Not a Guru)
Posted on 11 years ago
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Love the color. Love it. And your list is only "some" of your kits...jeez, how many more ?? :)

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Posted on 11 years ago
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I've been following your posts about this set from the beginning.

I called it then "the winner of the month". It's more likely "the winner of the year".

What a find and what a gorgeous set, congratulations.

I've read in one of your previous posts that you were looking for the "old style" Gretsch logo with the stretched "T". I agree with you that it would look smashing on this kit. I have an early 60's RB where I have that logo on the BD front head.

I couldn't find them neither so I hand drew one on the head with a black marker. With a bit of a steady hand, it isn't that difficult and from 3 feet away you would swear it's the real thing.

Another option would be to go to a local sign maker. Even with the low resolution logo attached, I'm sure a graphic designer could make a vector based logo out of it and make you a die cut vinyl sticker.

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Posted on 11 years ago
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larryz;231653

Love the color. Love it. And your list is only "some" of your kits...jeez, how many more ?? :)

Me 2 ... Luv that color.

Posted on 11 years ago
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Just incredible! Please post more pics of this!

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Posted on 11 years ago
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Wow, that kit is something else.Cool1

Cam

"If we can't be free we can at least be cheap" -FZ
Posted on 11 years ago
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Very cool! Congratulations!

Lynn

I'm no guru, just a vintage drum junkie!

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Posted on 11 years ago
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What's that wrap color called? They sure do look amazing too!! Yes please more pics if you can. :)

Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Posted on 11 years ago
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