Slingerland Radio King 6.5 x 14 Marine Pearl Wood Snare Drum 1940’s Serial #isi4970


The Slingerland Radio King drums are the “holy grail” of drums. This Marine Pearl drum is in mint condition!

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This Slingerland Radio King 6.5 x 14 Marine Pearl wood snare drum is the best condition we have ever seen on a vintage drum. It is all original down to the original batter and snare side heads, which still has the Radio King mark. There is almost no yellowing to the finish and the drum literally looks like it was pulled straight off of the shelves. This is a 1940-42 drum with the clamshell strainer and small beaver tail lugs. This particular drum was stuck in a closet after the original owner finished high school in the 40’s and has never been touched since. It also comes in a replacement case in good condition. The Slingerland Radio King drums are the “holy grail” of drums and you cannot find one in more perfect condition than this one!

Additional Information:
Badge Type: Medium oval 1951 badge.
Badge Condition: Excellent.
Material/Finish: Laminate over wood.
Wood Shell Condition: Light general wear.
Snare Throw: 1940-1942 Radio King clamshell strainer works well.
Snare Wires: Original.
Muffler: Functions well with good felt.
Heads: Good used condition – both look to be original Radio King Genuine Calf heads.
Lugs: 8 Small Radio King beaver tail lugs. We do not guarantee that all lug screws are original.
Hoop Condition: Light general wear.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Case: A good used condition replacement case is included.
The Stand: No stand is included.
*Note: If the serial number begins with “isi” this means we were unable to locate or read the original serial number and therefore it was assigned an automatically generated serial number from our system.
*Note: We do offer private appointments to test our high-end quality instruments, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 11 in