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- Aug 30, 2013
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Since this thread has started I believe we now understand Gretsch shells to be M/G/G/G/G/M.Excuse me if this is reopening a can of worms, but were the lab tests ever completed? And just to recap what exactly has been learned from all this discussion?
After reading 14 pages, #1 does not seem to be in contention but #2-4 are still not clear.
1. Jasper shells were Gum Core with Maple interior and exterior, except for some Mahogany exteriors usually found on marching drums with no wrap.
1b. -Side note - Are all Jasper Shells 3-ply or were there 5-ply or 6-ply Jasper shells? One shell posted in this topic appeared to have gum core similar to Gretsch Jasper shells, and I have seen Rogers shells with the same M/G/M/G/G/M ply layup as Gretsch Jasper
2. Keller shells according to Harry Cangany were Maple / Birch / Maple or Maple / Birch / Maple / Birch / Maple depending on era
3. According to kdsdwc the interior and exterior plies are actually Birch which would make the Keller shells 100% Birch
4. Possible change in ply layup from Cleveland-Dayton Keller Shells to Fullerton Keller Shells?
Since this thread has started I believe we now understand Gretsch shells to be M/G/G/G/G/M.