Gretsch enters an historic partnership with master drummer and inventor Billy Gladstone. Please do not just email me a serial number and demand that I tell you how old it is. Natural or Silver sealer, then we can look at the number of ply's in the shell. Gretsch Drums 2 days ago. Welcome to The Gretsch Drum Experts! How to Refinish a Drum. There have been 10 badges in Gretsch history, all of which can be found on the Gretsch website to help you identify the general time period of your Gretsch see Resources.
Despite this, John Sheridan proposed a "rule of thumb" for round badge drums in which linked the number of digits in serial numbers to date ranges.
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Gretsch establishes drum manufacturing center in Ridgeland, S. Since these records are no longer available, we are unable to provide detailed production years of individual drums based on serial numbers. From around the Internet. The badge is a metal piece affixed to every drum, usually located in front of the drum. Are they Round badge?