View Full Version : Vintage Gretsch 1970-72 whats it worth?
06-02-2007, 01:35 PM
Hey guys i was hoping you could help me with this. I recently found out that the gretsch i freind had given me is vintage. Iv e-mailed gretsch and the reckon its from 1970-72. If its worth some money i would like to sell it as i play bass and its probley wasted with me really. You guys got any idea of its value because i would love to get a new bass? Iv already posted over at the buddyrich forum and one of them thought about 700-850 but he said to ask over here as well.
06-02-2007, 02:23 PM
I had a set of gretsch from roughly around the same period ( I never was fully sure of what year they were). I had to let mine go cause I needed more money for my new Sonors.It really sucked because I loved that kit, but ,what can you do?The kit I had was fairly decent shape ...few scratches but the bearing edges were still perfect , anyhow I sold mine to a local recording studio for $2,000.
If you're really hell bent on selling them I would look around for guys that would appreciate them such as a recording studio , a vintage collector or an older jazz drummer.
This way you'll sleep better knowing that they went to someone who will look after them....lol.
Hope that helps.
06-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Would be nice to sell thme to some one that would appreciate them because i cant really appricate them because i dont play drums, well i spose i do abit but not well also i cant set them up cos of my crazy neighbours.
06-02-2007, 11:10 PM
Any sort of decent estiamte on what its worth because at the moment the figures seem to range from $800-$2000?
06-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Judging but what I saw, and believe me ...I'm no expert in refurbishing drums, you'd be closer to the $800 range.Without looking at the bearing edges ; these drums will need some work. The rims and lugs are pretty pitted and the finnish is in very hard shape. It looks like a wrap! ....which I've never seen alot of on Gretsch drums in this time period.
06-03-2007, 01:44 PM
Would it be worth getting it re-chromed and stuff to sell it ?
06-03-2007, 08:15 PM
Just check eBay for current selling prices in different year Gretsch kits. There are several kits up for sale right now. Your kit is in very rough shape. Even $800 is high for a kit in that shape. That would make a great players kit.
07-22-2007, 11:48 PM
hey just cleaned up the kit and put it on ebay.
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