Oh here we go again... I'll say this... if a person can strip a perfectly decent drum set in 2015... so it is highly possible a person during the 1950s and 1960s could have done the same... STRIP A PERFECTLY DECENT DRUM SET. Gretsch 1960 to 1969 RB era never offered a natural maple drum set. However Gretsch did offer a walnut finish on drum sets in 1969 only... their is no documentation to back-up any natural maple finish Gretsch RB drum sets...chikncity said:Pre 1962 Gretsch advertisement showing a "polished maple" finish kit 18/14/12 configuration. You can find the complete ad on the Gretsch website.
And guess what folks, I hate to brake the bad news to y'all but Charlie Watts RB Gretsch kit is a STRIPPED down RB Gretsch kit...YES STRIPPED!!!RickP said:So Twig,
May we assume you are looking to do a Charlie Watts style tribute kit when you find this ?