Once dubbed "the Cadillac of drums," the Rogers Holiday holds a place in drum history as the first drum line to offer sharp 45-degree bearing edges, placing it as one of the first modern drum kits.
These are thin 5-ply maple/birch shells with 5-ply reinforcement rings and triple-flanged hoops to produce warm, crisp, subtle tones that stay sensitive at all playing levels. More sensitive and brighter and more crisp than other kits of the period, such as Ludwig and Slingerland, but with all the same full mids and lows.
This is a players kit. The shells are in good shape, with no phantom rattles, but the bearing edges on the kick and toms have been recut to the original Rogers-spec 45 degrees, the batter-side bass drum hoop is missing its inlay, and the tom hoops may not be original, but the chrome has been polished back to its full shine, and this kit looks amazing under stage lighting.
These drums tune up wonderfully, and hold their tune outstandingly well for a 50-plus-year-old kit.
Kick is 20" diameter by 14" depth; Rack tom is 12" diameter by 8" depth; Floor tom is 16" diameter by 16" depth. These three were all made in Dayton, OH. The snare is a six-lug Luxor model, 14" diameter by 5" depth.
Original Swiv-O-Matic floor tom legs and kick spurs included, as well as part of the original Swiv-O-Matic double tom stand, which holds the single rack tom.