Originally Posted by KONA
gutenberg those are exceptionally beautiful drums! Flat out Gretsch treasures. Nice!
If they're after 84 then they would be right after Fred Gretsch bought the company back from Baldwin.
I've been trying to get a more accurate date than "the 1980s". Silver labels inside the drums, and serial #s range from 136XXX to 140XXX. I've heard they reset serial numbers end of 1983 back to 5 digits -- if true, then these are 1982/1983. Even Steve Maxwell couldn't give me a year.