condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Camco/Tama
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Camco Hoshino/Tama era 1979 Cherry Wine
For sale on REVERB.com:
1979 Hoshino Era Camco Drums - Cherry Wine finish
Original, one owner drums in great condition.
Maple shells, no re-rings with good bearing edges.
Tom Sizes 12", 13", 16"
Includes original Camco tom mount and a period Tama mount.
Bass hoops were re-placed with metal hoops.
These drums were endorsed and played by Elvin Jones in the late 70's and early 80's.
Elvin is pictured on the cover of the 1979 Camco catalog playing a similar kit to the one offered here.
These are extremely rare, high-quality drums that were produced in a very limited quantity.
Below is some history on these drums.
Modern Drummer Dec-Jan 1979 issue in the JUST DRUMS section:
CAMCO DRUMS RE-BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA Camco Drums has announced the beginning
of full production at Camco's new headquarters in Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania.
Ed Acko, Camco production Manager, commented on the new Camco drum line.
"In an age where many musicians feel the older instruments are better,
we are using modern technology and machinery to surpass what was made in the past.
Over the years Camco built up a cult of die-hard drummers. We'd like to continue
that tradition and take it a step further". Camco Drums feature the same 6-ply,
all maple shells, that were used in the past, combined with modern machinery
and techniques. Every shell is hand finished in lacquer and fitted with updated hardware.
Camco Drums will soon be available at dealers across the United States.
To contact the company for further information write to:
Camco 1716B Winchester Road P.O. Box 469 Cornwells Heights, PA 19020
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