My Rosewood Slingerland Spitfires

Fullerton 9/72

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I have two of these 12-lug beauties wrapped in factory rosewood: A five ply 5.5 X 14 and a 3-ply 6.5 X14, both circa 1980. I have yet to fix the small nicks in the finish (easy), but the hardware is near perfect. The finish of the 5-ply is slightly darker.

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The 3-ply:

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The 5-ply - with monster snare wires which will be replaced:

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The 5.5 spitfire with the 80N "mother ship":

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Mcjnic

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My absolute favorite years of Slingerland ... 79-80 ... with those incredible wood finishes.
Congratulations on obtaining two beautiful snares for that kit.
Stunning.
 

Jordan Zimmerman

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I had almost this exact set when I was a boy and had no idea what I had. I sold them when I was 18 in favor of DW power toms. I'd give anything to have them back.
 

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Interesting, I always thought Spitfires were 5 ply only?
Learn something new everyday.

Phil
 

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In the early 80s my drum teacher used to give his lessons on a slingerland wood kit just like that ( I'd bet it could be the same model) but the snare was a chrome slingerland or maybe brass, I wish I could remember which model it was.
 

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