1958 Slingerland kit

thrillermiller13

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My friend offered to sell this 1958 slingerland kit to me. Judging by the pics, is this a radio king or a different model? And also is $800 a fair price? He said it just has light scuffs and scratches. Thank you.
 

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With a few exceptions, Slingerland had ceased using the 'Radio King' name by '58, so technically not 'Radio Kings', although the construction is fundamentally the same. What are the sizes? 22, 13, 16? Additional pictures of the snare would be helpful also. Looks pretty good (with just a few unexpected details).
 

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PLEASE tell me you picked this up ...
The dark blue on the Slingerland drums was exceptionally cool. They used a two sided color sheet of wrap ... red on one, blue on the other ... so when it went down to the blue, it was this deep rich blue. Stunning.
I can't tell if that's the dark blue variety, but it sure looked like it initially.
Plus ... it's some of the warmest shells Slingerland ever made ... those African Mahogany / Poplar ones. Ridiculously warm and deep and punchy.
 


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