Vintage 1960's Gretsch 3pc Progressive Jazz Drum Kit Shell Pack S

Trying to sort out what my uncle's old set is worth from the 70's. Thanks for any insight.
Includes:
17" Zildjian cymbal
14" dia x 5" deep Slingerland white pearl snare
14" dia x 14" deep floor tom
12" dia x 8" deep tom
20" dia x 14" deep base drum

Listing created Jun 21, 2020

Public discussion (4)

Steve Kegler

4 months ago

Hi.

It would help if you provided the size of each drum and cymbal(s). See if you can 'date' the drums. This link will help: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/gretsch.html

Good luck! Great looking kit.

Michael Porterfield

4 months ago

Thanks for your help Steve. I was told they were purchased "in the 60's". Are the serial numbers or markings that might determine the date of manufacturing?

Here are the sizes.

17" Zildjian cymbal

14" dia x 5" deep Slingerland white pearl snare

14" dia x 14" deep floor tom

12" dia x 8" deep tom

20" dia x 14" deep base drum

Steve Kegler

4 months ago

Mike,

They look like they're from the 60s going by the badge. Gretsch serial numbers don't really pinpoint a date, but there is some correlation. I included some links that will help you get more information. The badge definitely falls in the 60s era. It's hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like it's gold sparkle. You might have to take of a head or two to see if there is a paper badge inside and the interior color. I also included a link for Slingerland serial numbers.

That is a very cool drum set. I would interested if I didn't already have five kits. Your set is a very desirable "jazz" kit. That 14x14 floor tom is the kicker. A very cool, vintage Gretsch jazz kit. Doesn't get much better than that!

Good luck!

Steve

Badge style: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/gretsch_badges.html

Interior color: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/painting_shell_interiors.html

Drum color: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/gretsch_finishes.html

Serial Number: https://gretschdrumdatingguide.com/gretsch-drum-guide.html

Slingerland Serial #: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcjw/article_2_serial_numbers_page1.html

Michael Porterfield

4 months ago

Thanks for your help Steve. Very kind. I wish my early HS band skilz warranted me keeping these:)

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