GRETSCH LAQUER FINISHES FROM THE 70'S

vintagedrumjunky

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Hello. I just have a question regarding Gretsch laquer finishes from the early to mid 70's. Does anyone know what colors were available at this time? Thank you for your time, Vincent.
 

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K O will have the charts and samples....but till he chimes in try this site
http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=catarchives2



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Thank you. Does anyone have a drum finished in "Antique Maple", as shown in the 77 catalog?
 

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Thank you. Does anyone have a drum finished in "Antique Maple", as shown in the 77 catalog?
I have a kit, you can see it here: http://www.classicvintagedrums.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_71&products_id=683

Thanks,
Bill
 
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The 70's antique maple is a much different shade than the antique maple being offered nowadays.I prefer the 70's edition as it show the grain more. The current antique maple looks similar to walnut.

Bill that is a gorgeous set.
 

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Gretsch lacquer finishes are a testament to the art of fine lacquer finishing, as well as the superior visual properties of nitro lacquer.

My Gretsch fave is Rosewood, but I remember a finish called something like "Kool Ice Blue" that was just stunning? I saw it once at Modern Drum Shop. Joe (Cusatis) was a big Gretsch dealer.
 


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