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Old 03-07-2016, 01:36 PM
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Default Yamaha 100 year anniversary drums

Has anyone seen one in real life?

I knew they showed a few models as a museum piece at the 2010 Namm show.

They came in a few rare wood and composite species like Sapele and Carbon.





They also came with both black chrome and 24k gold hardware.



It also came with this exclusive drum key which is made of Carbon, Black Wood and Mother Of Pearl.


I will make some pictures of the inside of this catalog tonight.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:14 PM
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Hello!

Hm, somehow I missed their 100th birthday...

This is quite interesting, I remember that back in the 80s Yamaha showed up for an (must have been the 75th then?) anniversary at the Frankfurt Music Fair here in Germany with some special kits also - rare wood finishes, gold plated hardware and even a carbon kit, as you mentioned.

The same kits they had 6 years ago, with a "100" instead of a "75"?

As we asked the people that worked at the booth if the carbon kit would make it to serial production, they just answered something like, "I donīt think so, because besides of an almost insane price I donīt know anybody whoīd like to carry it around!" So the shells seemed to be very heavy, but with an outstanding look indeed.
Unfortunately we didnīt have mobilephones w/camera nor digicams back in the day, so I canīt provide any material than just memories...

Did you have a chance to hear what this carbon kit sounds like?

Really sad these beautiful kits were just produced as museum pieces, and never had been offered at least in a limited edition - they would have become something like "holy grails" for our grandchildren!

Thanks a lot for posting pics of these rarities!

Greets, Jurgen
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:19 PM
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The 100 year was 1887 - 1987, so probably it were these kits you saw.

Awesome!

I know they were in production. But probably very sparse.

They didn't make many carbon kits too indeed. I know Tommy Aldridge had one (if i'm right it went back to Osaka after years)

The only thing I have is this just as rare Tuning Key and the catalog.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha 100 year anniversary drums

I've put the pages of these rare gems of drums and black and gold hardare sets in a folder:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1390385&type=1

Its a closed Yamaha Drummers group (with players, artists, company peeps and more) and its free to join for everyone.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha 100 year anniversary drums

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I've put the pages of these rare gems of drums and black and gold hardare sets in a folder:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1390385&type=1

Its a closed Yamaha Drummers group (with players, artists, company peeps and more) and its free to join for everyone.
What's the name of the group?
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:38 PM
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I have the key and case in my collection...

Cheers
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha 100 year anniversary drums

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What's the name of the group?
Follow the link and you are there


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I have the key and case in my collection...

Cheers
Me 2. The one on the picture, got it with the catalog (and a lot of other Yamaha catalogs some very rare too)

I wear it as a necklace on special ocassions.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha 100 year anniversary drums

Whaaaaatttt.....????

History of Yamaha Drums....???
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:48 AM
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Whaaaaatttt.....????

History of Yamaha Drums....???
Yes. Yamaha started making drums in 1967, yet as company they started in 1887.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:27 AM
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The 100 year was 1887 - 1987, so probably it were these kits you saw.

Awesome!

I know they were in production. But probably very sparse.

They didn't make many carbon kits too indeed. I know Tommy Aldridge had one (if i'm right it went back to Osaka after years)

The only thing I have is this just as rare Tuning Key and the catalog.
Think Iīm getting old...

So it was their 100th birthday the year I saw these kits, thank you!

Great you could snag this unique key and even a catalog of the Centennial drums!

Would you mind sharing pics here with us on this forum as well?
(Always had scruple becoming a member of facebook and other platforms of itīs kind - just donīt want to belong to the "transparent society", sorry...)

Greets, Jurgen
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