Only Admins can see this message.
Data Transition still in progress. Some functionality may be limited until the process is complete.
Processing Attachment, Gallery - 105.81211%

[B]1995 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 12 BRASS/ENGRAVED #1 of 5[/B]

Loading...

Hi,

I got this one a while ago from my good friend and fellow collector Bun E. Carlos. The drum is in mint condition.

1995 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 12 BRASS/ENGRAVED #1 of 5

Master engraver John Aldridge did 22 of these snare drums for Slingerland. There were 5 of the 6.5 x 12s and 5 of the 6.5 x 14s in brass, 5 of the 6.5 x 12s and 7 of the 6.5 x 14s in copper. The engraving pattern is based on the engraving pattern that was used on the 1928 Slingerland Gold Plated Artist Models. NB: As of this writing, to my knowledge none of these Gold Plated Artist Models have ever surfaced. As always if there is one out there I’d love to see photos.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto

Posted on 2 months ago
#1
Posts: 163 Threads: 24
Loading...

There appears to be no better than John for this kind of work in our times. I've watched him work.

Posted on 2 months ago
#2
Loading...

Eric Sooy of Black Swamp Percussion does some really nice engraving too.

Posted on 2 months ago
#3