Vintage Gretsch 6.5" x 14" 3-Ply Snare
Date stamped 1946! This is the best of both worlds, a rare vintage snare that's been restored enough to actually be usable.
The shell features three thick plies, presumably maple/poplar/maple. The parts seem to be original except for the Evans heads and Puresound snare wires, though the throwoff and butt plate may have been re-chromed.
The previous owner, a renowned professional drummer, had the drum refinished, which involved plugging some extra holes where a diamond plate tom bracket had been installed. The bearing edges and snare beds were recut as well.
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