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Old 04-19-2017, 09:50 AM
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Default "Rare" Hikari drum kit

Hi, I restored this old drum Hikari Kit, I search informationabout this brand could you help me ? Thanks in advance
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:13 AM
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Gosh, I dig those casings! Cool kit.

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Old 04-19-2017, 10:22 AM
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thank you !!!
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:23 AM
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Never seen them before.....Looks well built.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:07 AM
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Same logo on the lugs as those on Kawai and Sons drums. Rare indeed. I wonder what type of wood that is.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:33 AM
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Looks like it was in the sun or elements quite a bit.
Blue sparkle?
neat lugs.

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Old 04-19-2017, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, the blue sparkle pearl wrap doesn't like prolonged sunlight. I have some pretty significant fading on my Lyra bass drum, although it's more a darker, muted blue and hasn't gotten to the complete discoloration stage yet. This kit looks like it's been exposed for much longer.

Nice restoration!
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:33 PM
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Cool set!! I haven`t come across that badge yet!!

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:42 PM
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I thought I had seen that Lug,or that little starry looking thing.

Interesting that the grain on the inside looks horizontal,rather than vertical like on most stencil MIJ kits.Looks a bit better built than most MIJ 3 ply kits

The badges look a little more high quality also.

Don't know if name was chosen for the Euro Market,but I used to work with a lady with a similar last name,Hukari and she said the name is of Finnish origin.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:02 AM
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I thought I had seen that Lug,or that little starry looking thing.

Interesting that the grain on the inside looks horizontal,rather than vertical like on most stencil MIJ kits.Looks a bit better built than most MIJ 3 ply kits

The badges look a little more high quality also.

Don't know if name was chosen for the Euro Market,but I used to work with a lady with a similar last name,Hukari and she said the name is of Finnish origin.

Hi Exact the grain inside is horizontal ...
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