So Graham originally bought a Super Classic, 22x14-inch, 13x9-inch and 16x16-inch. He later added a second 16x16-inch floor tom and a Jazz Festival snare drum.
“I thought it would be nice to have a matching snare and I got this one from the States. A mate bought it while I was on holiday. He left a message saying if you don’t want it I’ll have it. As soon as I saw it I bought it.
“It was in pristine condition, together with its case and I only paid about £300. It has a maple shell like the other drums and the same finish. The serial number though is six-digit, which indicates a bit earlier.”
In fact the serial number suggests 1969 while the original Super Classic has all 1976 serial numbers. The added floor tom has no serial number, which indicates 1972. No matter, since the whole kit matches perfectly.