Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Non-USA drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-06-2016, 05:58 PM
JohnBonham JohnBonham is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 437
Unhappy Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Yesterday I came across a 60's Yamaha C200. I contacted the seller but someone who was near to him already scheduled a visit.
He told me this kit was stored on his grandmother loft since the late 60's. Unfortunately he sold the kit few minutes later to the other guy.

Check this out:





Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-06-2016, 08:16 PM
vyacheslav vyacheslav is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,504
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Holy Moly!

Love that finish. I have a Star Gold Agate Pearl kit, but that's like School Bus Yellow Agate Pearl. Super Cool "Bumblebee" finish
__________________
"The worst thing to happen to drums from the 60's and early 70's was the 80's!"-clubdate64
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2016, 06:17 AM
musiqman musiqman is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 148
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Nice one. To bad finding original parts are harder tho find then complete or donor kits (which are sometimes hard to find themselves)

Locally a guy is selling a Black Willow D-22 kit, but without 16'' floor tom and maybe more parts missing (he says he has other parts not pictured, ad will make new pictures later) to find a matching floor will be just as impossible as finding spare parts sadly.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 12.15.00.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	29.9 KB
ID:	104814  
__________________
www.musiqoundsproductions.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-2017, 11:41 AM
grantro grantro is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,671
Cool Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

My favorite Yamaha finish!!

Cheers
__________________
1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-07-2017, 03:36 PM
human71 human71 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Montreal, Que. Canada
Posts: 1,874
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Love those finishes.. The blue one is my favorite, along with all the Willow finishes..
Those kits are really increasing in value. I once saw one on Reverb.com go for over $1k..
Not sure if they're worth that much, but it was to the person who bought it.
Fellow forum member drumfx had a black willow Yamaha and was selling his for under $400 Cdn, and it was 100% original.. Awesome deal.. If i hadn't already picked up my vintage Yamaha Tour (8000) drums, i would have snagged his kit..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2017, 02:37 PM
musiqman musiqman is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 148
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

1k is crazy even though they are are in perfect condition.

A very mint Red Ripple DTT-225 with snare and snare stand sold on reverb for 563,72 a year ago:
https://reverb.com/item/1413848-vint...extremely-rare

I sold my very rare Blue Camphor DTT-225 for 530 two years ago (bought it for less then 300 with hardware and cymbals, quite a clean up job though)

Before:


After:

(one of the two 12x8 toms pictured)

You just have to wait for the right time and then jump on them.

Probably the reason why this D-22 didn't sell:
https://reverb.com/item/3332318-yama...x14-12x8-16x16

And why this D-20 didn't sell too:
https://reverb.com/item/2018050-yama...-red-pine-wrap
__________________
www.musiqoundsproductions.com

Last edited by musiqman; 01-08-2017 at 02:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-08-2017, 06:20 PM
Fayray Fayray is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,719
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Quote:
Originally Posted by musiqman View Post
1k is crazy even though they are are in perfect condition.

A very mint Red Ripple DTT-225 with snare and snare stand sold on reverb for 563,72 a year ago:
https://reverb.com/item/1413848-vint...extremely-rare

I sold my very rare Blue Camphor DTT-225 for 530 two years ago (bought it for less then 300 with hardware and cymbals, quite a clean up job though)

Before:


After:

(one of the two 12x8 toms pictured)

You just have to wait for the right time and then jump on them.

Probably the reason why this D-22 didn't sell:
https://reverb.com/item/3332318-yama...x14-12x8-16x16

And why this D-20 didn't sell too:
https://reverb.com/item/2018050-yama...-red-pine-wrap
I would say the "pick up only" option on the red ripple may have kept the price down. And if you only ask $550 then that's all you are going to get, too. The black willow kit did sell on Facebook and fairly quickly if i remember right. Also had bass drum damage and a few other issues. I'm not saying $1k is reasonable or not just that the above examples don't necessarily prove things either way. I agree that they can be bought at reasonably low prices still, but for how long?
__________________
Andrew

Golden Curtain
www.myspace.com/garagelandnz
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2017, 09:20 PM
J!m J!m is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North Haven, CT
Posts: 1,349
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

My D-20 is looking for a new home.

My drumgeon is 10x11 and three kits in there is a bit cramped. Even with only one set up.

I'm probably bringing it to the drum show again this year.
__________________
Cobalt Blue Yamaha Recording Custom 20b-22b-8-10-12-13-15-16f-18f
Red Ripple '70's Yamaha D-20 20b-12-14f
Piano Black Yamaha Recording Custom Be-Bop kit 18b-10-14f
Snares:
Yamaha COS SDM5; Yamaha Cobalt Blue RC 5-1/2x14; Gretsch round badge WMP; 1972 Ludwig Acrolite; 1978 Ludwig Super Sensitive; Cobalt Blue one-off Montineri; Yamaha Oak (6X13!); DW collectors 5-1/2X14 maple; cheap 3.5X13 brass piccolo
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-09-2017, 05:45 AM
musiqman musiqman is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 148
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fayray View Post
I would say the "pick up only" option on the red ripple may have kept the price down. And if you only ask $550 then that's all you are going to get, too. The black willow kit did sell on Facebook and fairly quickly if i remember right. Also had bass drum damage and a few other issues. I'm not saying $1k is reasonable or not just that the above examples don't necessarily prove things either way. I agree that they can be bought at reasonably low prices still, but for how long?
Nobody said I asked 550 btw.

I just hope the 1k was a crazy exception because these kits are basically the best out of Japan from those days and the <-700 pricing makes a tremendous good kit available for drummers who can't spend luddy, gretsch or camco money.
__________________
www.musiqoundsproductions.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-09-2017, 05:53 AM
Fayray Fayray is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,719
Default Re: Yamaha C200 - Golden Dragon finish

Quote:
Originally Posted by musiqman View Post
Nobody said I asked 550 btw.
Sorry, I was referring to the red ripple kit which had an asking price of US$550
__________________
Andrew

Golden Curtain
www.myspace.com/garagelandnz
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
c200 , dragon , golden , japan , yamaha

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign