Affordable "vintage" kits


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That’s technically under $500, which is the original poster’s price point. It’s tough to see condition from those pics, but it could be a real steal.
It's in decent shape. I was just there (Guitar Center, Pasadena) today. If I bought it, I'd sell off the concert toms. Recoup some of the cost.


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Vintage Pearl. I got a 70's Wood Fiberglass for $350. If you're willing to look past Ludwig and Gretsch there's stuff out there that sounds great for cheap.