Made by the Slingerland drum company in Chicago, probably between 1920-30.
These are very well made instruments. Made for professionals, they have a great tone. They really have that USA sound. A very underated manufacturer.
i think this is the third one of these i have done. See if you can find the others on the blog!
As for the restoration, i stripped back the old finish (apart from the decal on the headstock, see picture) Then re-finished with tru-oil. The hardware has been re-chromed, new tuners and a nut were needed. Then completed with a calf skin vellum & GHS clear strings.
|Check out the bizarre painted vellum!|
|16 Tension hooks give excellent tone|
|Perfectly set action|
|8.5 inch vellum, with fitted Brass tone-ring|
|Notice how we left the original decal|
|Look at the grain in the wood!|
|Stamped Slingerland 24|