Buddy Rich’s 1960s Slingerland Trap Case, $4,995.00
I acquired this Buddy Rich trap case several years ago from a relative of a deceased former member of Buddy Rich’s band. Inside the case was a complete set of Buddy’s cymbals which have since been sold. The cymbals were authenticated by Buddy’s close friend Lenny Dimuzio. Dimuzio signed a certificate of authenticity for the cymbals. The certificate included a photo of this trap case. A copy of the certificate is included with this sale.
The case is stenciled “Buddy Rich Orchestra, Slingerland Drum Co.” on both front and back. The stencil is an identical match for the stencil seen on Rich’s 1969 “Buddy and Soul” album. The case shows obvious signs of use. All parts, straps, tray and wheels are intact and completely functional.
The boldly stenciled case would display beautifully and become the focal centerpiece of any drum collection.
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