Vintage Gretsch Marching Wood Rope Drum
eBay seller vanburen-girl ( 2172) is offering item no. 270499938431 described as follows:
I bought this from a man who was the original owner of this drum. He said he got it in the 1940s but it could have been made earlier than that. I think this drum would work well for reenactors of various wars or for a fife and drum corps or as a decoration. The drum still sounds great. Here are some attributes of the drum:
1. It measures 12 inches tall and 14 5/8 inches wide. The drumsticks, which came with the drum, are 16 3/4 inches long.
2. There is strap which goes around your neck so you can march with the drum.
3. There is a 3 inch tear in the lower drum head material but this does not affect the sound of the drum. There is also a 5/8 inch hole near the edge of the lower drum head. The top drum head is nice and tight with no holes or tears.
4. The wooden drum shell has a nice clear finish and normal wear marks for its age.
5. The ropes and leather holders of the ropes are vintage but in good condition.