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SOLD '80s Yamaha Recording Series 6.5x14 snare drum

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SOLD Not sure exactly what model this us called. Pretty sure it's an 800 Tour series; same shell as the recording custom 900 series but with 8 lugs. The model # is SD 865 C 8 series birch snare. 6.5 x 14", 8 lug, red lacquer finish. They had a couple reds; this one I think is Hot Red.
Serial number dates it to December, 1985.
The Drum is in clean, ready to play condition. There are a couple light scratches on a lug or two, but overalls the chrome is very clean. The inner ply behind the strainer has some splintering.
Barely used Evans ec reverse dot batter head and a new Attack snare side head.
Asking $325 plus shipping.
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Red lacquer would be the tour custom series. Fits with the 865 model. 9XX would be recording series/recording custom.

Plies are alternating light and dark wood which is what I've seen on other Tour Shells.
A desirable drum for sure. I think 1985 is the first year of the Tour Customs.
 
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Red lacquer would be the tour custom series. Fits with the 865 model. 9XX would be recording series/recording custom.

Plies are alternating light and dark wood. Not all birch. There's mahogany or camillia middle plies in these as in all the Tour/Tour Custom shells.
Birch would be 6 even plies of the same thickness and color. A desirable drum for sure. I think 1985 is the first year of the Tour Customs.
Was hoping someone would set it straight.
I saw it in one '80s catalog, but they didn't show that color available in the tour series.
I think I priced it very fairly.
 

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There's a 1986 Recording Artist (970RA) model in this color that just showed up on Reverb with the same look in the plies as your drum.
So now I'm really confused about the wood used.

I'm guessing that the SD865 C red lacquer drums must have been in play from '84-'85 just before they came out with the SD065 numbering.
One source I found say the Tour Customs began in 1984. The recording custom series drums (SD075 and SD 970 RA) do come with 10 lugs and a separate adjuster knob on the butt end.

I went through Reverb sold listings and couldn't find any before 1985. But several of them from 1985.
Yamaha made a transition from those black plastic snare brackets to metal ones in 1985/early 1986. The Tour Custom snares from 1986 and
later seem to all show up with metal snare brackets and the aluminum "power hoops" (ie decals). I'd wager the SD086 model number change represented this
slight change. This color could be Redwood (Tour Customs only) and not Hot Red which was reserved for the RC's. Redwood which would fit with the '86 catalog
and the only "red" available with the TC's. It looks like the same color as the other ones I saw on Reverb. The red and cobalt blue are 2 of the most popular TC colors....more available than black/white/yellow.
 
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