Slingerland RADIO KING rare ~~BIRDSYE MAPLE~~ One ply solid Snare Drum Shell

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 04, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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vintage Slingerland RADIO KING rare stunning BIRDSYE MAPLE One ply solid Snare Shell

I have had this for over 30 years. It was an original 5.5x14 with factory installed 3 point Radio King throw off with extended bridges on both sides.

It is very rare because it has a GORGEOUS SOLID ONE PLY BIRDSEYE MAPLE SHELL!

THAT MEANS THAT THE STUNNING HIGHLY FIGURED BIRDSEYE IS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE!!

I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE LIKE THIS IN 35 YEARS OF COLLECTING!...

NOT SAYING THERE ARE NO OTHERS...BUT I NEVER SAW ONE MYSELF.

THE MOST ACCURATE PHOTO SHOWING THE TRUE COLOR AND APPEARANCE OF THIS SHELL IN PERSON IS THE PHOTO WITH THE CLOSE UP OF THE BADGE ... THAT IS PRETTY MUCH EXACTLY THE WAY SHE LOOKS IN PERSON!!

In person the drum looks even better, the tone and hue of the lacquer is just gorgeous. It was professionally done way before I got the drum 30 years ago and it has mellowed perfectly evenly to a gorgeous VERY WARM golden glow.

See the close up photo of the badge only (photo #1) for the exact look of the drum in person!

The original owner had replaced the 3 point RK throwoff and butt plate with a Slingerland TDR system and professionally recut the bearing edges but if you reinstall
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