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


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

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This Slingerland Radio King 6.5 x 14 inch White 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 Radiohead 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: Works well and is a 1940-42 Radio King clamshell strainer.

Snare Wires: Likely original to the drum.

Muffler: Works well with a good felt.

Heads: Good used condition – looks to be original as both are 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: Both are in good used condition.

Player Wear: Very light (possible light surface scratches).

Case: Good used condition replacement case.

*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.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 11 in