Gretsch Cocktail Kit!! Anyone know the Value???!!!!

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HalseybGone
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:02 pm

Pictured below is a Gretsch Cocktail kit from what I believe is a late fifties model. It was taked oct 2005. I found this amazing kit in a thrift store in Glassboro NJ. I dont have a before pic unfortunately but heres the final product after restoration. If anyone knows the actual model and Value of this kit please let me know. I cant find it anywhere online. Thanks.
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shine.fm-youth
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:05 pm

you've already posted this,
just letting you know.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:10 pm

shine.fm-youth wrote:you've already posted this,
just letting you know.


Yeah, i know. Thanks. I figured if I hit a couple catagories I would get more responses.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:26 pm

i understand,
and i didn't mean to sound rude
you'll get responses
but if you post one thing all over the place
you won't get the responses you want


but for your set i don't know what it's worth
if you find the right person i'm sure you'll get quite a bit out of it
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EOTE_drummer
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Post Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:29 pm

that thing looks amazing!!! best cocktail kit ive EVER seen
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Post Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:00 pm

It's probably worth a decent amount of coin. All original RB's, in bop sizes (18/12/14) command the most. There's a set on the bay right now of Burgundy sparkles that will probably sell for over $6,000. If you've restored it with all original parts, and the fact that it looks great, it's would be worth some decent money to a collector. I wouldn't be able to put an exact number on it though, as I am not 100% confident in the current market value.

Are the serial numbers/stickers still visible on the inside of the drums? What shape is the silver sealer in? Lots 'o variables. Not matter what, killer kit.
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Post Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:21 pm

I have no idea, try hitting Gretsch up for some info. I'd love to take it for a spin! Is that an 8" tom?
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Post Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:15 pm

kErmit vOn zOmbie wrote:I have no idea, try hitting Gretsch up for some info. I'd love to take it for a spin! Is that an 8" tom?

Ha, yeah its a really fun kit. The main drum is 14" and the bongo on the side is 8"
Is that a Slingerland Espresso in you r pic? I almost had one of those for $100 but the guy bailed on me.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Do you still have this kit? i will buy it for top dollar :mrgreen: