`71 Thermogloss Alert!

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These look interesting, despite the woeful pics and description:
http://cgi.ebay.com/1971-Maple-Ludwig-/250710097443?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item3a5f7c7e23
 

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You can see that tom #2 is missing its badge...methinks the finish is not original.
 

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You can see that tom #2 is missing its badge...methinks the finish is not original.
Good eye. Natural maple was pretty rare then. Still, if it was a peel-off, the outer ply would be mahogany, so....maybe it is what it appears to be?
 

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Wouldn't 1972 era drums be 3 ply maple instead of Mahogany layers? My guess is that they are refinished after having the original wrap removed.
 

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Wouldn't 1972 era drums be 3 ply maple instead of Mahogany layers? My guess is that they are refinished after having the original wrap removed.
You could be right. Not sure if they still used mahogany in the outer ply then. I don't think Slingerland did in the seventies. I rewrapped a 70's Slingy once and it had maple as its outer ply.

Still, six-hundred bones is decent even if has been peeled, though I think $400-500 is more realistic. The real deal would be >$1500.
 

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