This is an unbelievably rare, all original wood Dynasonic snare drum from circa 1964-65. After consulting with several Rogers experts, we believe that this drum was very likely a custom order done for an endorser, as it has not been drilled for an internal muffler, and is heavily lacquered on the interior. The finish is a lacquered Mahogany veneer, which was offered by Rogers on a custom-order basis only. As far as we can determine in researching this drum, it is the only Mahogany finished Dynasonic known to exist, and is quite possibly one-of-a-kind. All of the most desirable wood Dynasonic traits are here - thin 3 ply shell with fruitwood stained interior (outer Mahogany veneer acts as a fourth ply), "D" stamped Clockface strainer, Beavertail lugs, early frame with 19 strand wires and original white strings, as well as the original black retaining strings. The heads are the correct Dynasonic setup (Ambassador on bottom, Diplomat on top), and have the very early spelling of Ambassador (spelled "Ambassadore"). They are also stamped with the "Professional Drum Shop" logo, which leads us to believe the drum may have been originally ordered through the Professional Drum Shop, with the likelihood that the heads are original to the drum. This would mean that the entire drum is 100% original.
Excellent overall condition - minor use wear, very minor pitting on the lugs and rims, moderate pitting on the strainer and butt. No extra holes or structural problems. The panels on either side of the Rogers script logo each have two spots where the original nitro-cellulose lacquer looks to have broken down...see photos. Strainer plate has Rogers swivo set screws instead of the regular flat head screws. Of course the most important aspect of this rare treasure is the sound...this drum is easy to tune, and an absolute pleasure to play...it just sings, likely due in part to the absence of a plastic wrap. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own an extremely rare and desirable piece of Rogers history!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 April, 2010.