Man, at first glance, these really push my vintage nostalgia buttons. Vintage Emerald Pearl wrap, brass plated hardware, single-flanged hoops... But then I remember that it's really just a gussied up standard Classic Maple set, with (ugly) rubber gaskets, brass hoop clips, etc. Sure the single-flanged hoops might open up the sound a bit, and the gaskets can be removed, but are they worth the extra $$$ for the face lift, or is there more here that I'm overlooking?
I really want to like them.
Original late '20s: