Premier Mayfair, 1927
Today’s featured drum is one of the oldest snare drums in the shop ( i think we have a couple that are a little earlier). The Premier Mayfair made appearances in the 1927 catalogue.
This drum features a 14 x 5″ chrome over brass beaded shell. All fittings on this drum are 100% original. The single flange hoops are engraved ‘Premier Mayfair British made’ and come with a full set of original rods and claws.
Complimented with a set of original calf heads, with no issues, and tightly coiled snare wires that are period correct. The snare strainer is original, the only downside being that the lever arm is missing.
Its not often you see a piece of English drum history in a ready to play condition, but we have one in store – its just gone onto the website.
The shell could do with a little clean up, if shiny is your thing; personally I like these drums that are almost a century old, to look vintage!