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Old 05-31-2020, 04:05 PM
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Default Sonor Teardrop 2

Well, here they are! Sonor teardrop in a Krystall Schwarz finish. They have the 3ply shells and they are in great condition.
I believe the are late 50's early 60's, can someone confirm this?
Thanks.
9x13,16x16,14x20
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:27 PM
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Any numbers imprinted inside?

Believe the 6 ply shells did not come out until later 60's. Badges?
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Sonor Teardrop 2

Congrats Johnny! Incredible kit!

Your kit is "K-170 Chicago" or "K-180 Chicago Star" (1963-65).

I can say for sure that this set was no later than 1966, since this beautiful wrap "M-Kristall-Schwarz-Silber" (eng. cat. "M-Sparkling-Black-Silver-Striped") still was in current Sonor products in 1965 and was already absent in 1967.

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Old 05-31-2020, 06:23 PM
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Any numbers imprinted inside?

Believe the 6 ply shells did not come out until later 60's. Badges?
Just these and here's the interior.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:12 AM
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Congrats, Johnnyringo. George is correct about the dating. My kit - I posted a pic in your previous topic - is late 1950s. The lugs are different from yours, the badges and the tom mount. In fact, I would guess that your kit must be one of the last 3-plies, or at least a very late run.

And I don't think the floor tom legs are original on your kit. They should be straight, at least mine are.

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:44 AM
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Nice looking kit, Johnny Ringo. -some very unique-to-the-brand kinds of things...has almost a Trixon kind of Jetsons vibe to it....albeit much higher quality than Trixon...but just sayin' that's the vibe I'm picking up from them.
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:27 PM
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More pictures....
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:47 PM
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More pictures....
I'm seeing a different wrap lot number on the floor tom.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:17 PM
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The 13,20 are more faded than the 16, but they are the ssme finish.
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:14 AM
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Super cool kit Johnny! Best lugs ever...but should be re-nicknamed “lawn dart lugs” IMHO.
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