Very Rare 1930s Slingerland Radio King Snare Drum 6.5x14 maple Ben Pollack
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Sold Date: 04/03/2012
Channel: Online Auction
Slingerland Radio King one piece maple snare drum from the 30s.Im told this is the extremely rare Ben Pollack model.Shell looks to measure a hair over 6.5"deep.14" head size.It needs a total restoration,but a historically very important drum.Ill go over everything the best i can.A few lugs seem to be cracked.One of the claws are cracked-see pic.These claws & lugs are very easy to find & reasonable.One of the snare string outlets on the bottom wood hoop is cracked-this can be repaired & is typical of old wood hoops w/ cutout outlets.There is at least a few spots of seperation of the reinforcing hoops to the shell-typical & repairable.The snare lever is chrome but the rest of strainer & bridges are nickle-maybe a transitional thing?Lugs are chrome & original.Some wear to paint finish,mainly in the middle area near badge & to left of badge.,-see pics.Missing one tiny bolt/nut at the bridge-see pic.It is otherwise complete as found,and with the exception of the heads all original.No extra holes or mods.Some red paint on hoop as shown in pic.Sold as is because it is a fixer upper,but a wonderful drum it could be!..see all pics,theres alot,and ask if you need more.Good Luck.
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