Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
That drum in my avatar is just a picture I found online. Just liked the nostalgia of the piece.
When I was looking for some info on my new 1949 Gretsch Parade drum I found an interesting add for a drum just like the one in your Avitar. William F. Ludwig III was selling a completely restored Eagle drum made during the Civil War. The price......$18,000usd ! There was a nice long history letter to accompany the drum. It was a beauty! It's a good thing I'm not rich instead of so good looking - haha - I'd be buying drums left and right. Not to be greedy...........but I just like drums - all kinds. I think the history of some of them is so intersting.