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Old 05-15-2019, 06:46 AM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is online now
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Default Gretsch RB Price Check

I've been offered this Gretsch RB in a midnight sparkle finish. The kit is a re-wrap that came from Chris Hawthorne Drum Shop. There are no extra holes and the drums look to be in excellent condition.
I don't know what the original asking price from the drum shop or how much was actually payed.
Any ideas on what a kit like this would be valued?
Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch RB Price Check

I believe Hawthorne Drum shop is a member here (chrislehberger), you could ask him.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:04 PM
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I'm not at all sure of Gretsch pricing nowadays, but it looks as if the refinishing work was well done. I might guess somewhere $1500 or below if the shells and hardware were really good before it was refinished. Name Band sets were very popular and should have very good sound. However, with Gretsch drums in particular, it's the smaller sizes that tend to draw attention.

The attached gives you and idea for '50 era 3-ply with a snare drum in original WMP.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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I just found the original Reverb add from Chris Hawthorne Drum Shop, he had it listed for $1,350 and it was sold for $1,250 plus shipping of course. I've been offered this kit for my 50's era Gretsch duco kit. With it being a re-wrap, I was unsure of it's value, but it looks like it would be worth trading mine.

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch RB Price Check

I was going to say $1100-1200, which seems about right.

Dan is right; the smaller Bop sets are more desirable, but that's fine for rock drummers who want bigger sizes. I had a 60's Gretsch set that I had recovered, and while they were nice drums, they were no better than my Slingerlands, or anything else I have owned. Nothing Gretsch makes interests me very much these days, including their guitars. That's just me. I had some questionable experiences with Gretsch guitars that turned me off.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:42 PM
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:45 PM
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:52 PM
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I've decided not to trade my duco, although it has a ton of battle scars, it's pretty much all original, just missing a few badges. Besides, I think it sounds great.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:36 AM
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Nice playing. Yes those sound great, and I personally love the blue/silver duco,battlescars and all, if they were mine I'd never get rid of them
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:52 AM
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Not yet, but I'm working on it.
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