Thank you brother JDA!
Quite interesting, the 1963 Ludwig "New Yorker" seems to have the diamond plate on the rack tom and the Gretsch style rail consolette holder, just like Garys! The Cymbal mount is different tho, actually looks like what the MIJ sets had.
Hi KO. Well, according to an interview with Gary, he got the set when The Playboys first formed, and his mother agreed to finance Garys band dream. I'd say by that time, he had been taking lessons for a few months and could actually play.
I am curious if you have a late 50s or early 60s...
KO........As always, thank you for the fantastic information. I knew you would have a much better handle on this than me, since I've been a Gretsch guy for 46 years!!
So based on your note, and by my doing a bit more research, I have come up with some more information:
1) In a different...
Please take a close look at Garys drums in this picture. Notice the rail consolette mount , the exact same as Gretsch used, and the leg mounts on the floor tom. Also, the mounted tom would have a diamond plate (again, just like Gretsch) rather than the luddy rectangular one with...
For all you TRIXON Lovers.....this ones for YOU!
Here is a fantastic specimen from the Go Go 60s:
This is a Trixon, TELSTAR model Snare Drum, the drum line that were designed to look like Space Satellites! When you play a gig with this, its guaranteed...some drummer will come up to you and ask...
Dtk: You know, to me it looks like there is a band of alluminum or tin as the inlay. Not sure if thats they way they were sold in 1958.
Nice set, the price might be a bit high. But that "tacked" bottom head.....in 1958!!!!! UUGGHHHH.