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Yamaha 5pc Recording Custom Drum Set-80s Cherry Red  From Yamaha

Yamaha has elevated the iconic Recording Custom Series with new design elements, producing a refined focused sound with enhanced rounded and deeper tone. 


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What We Think

One of the most iconic and recorded drum sets of the 1980s is the Yamaha Recording Custom. This consignment set dates back to 1988 and 1989. Given its age, the drums are in good condition with the classic Cherry Red finish

The thin birch shells coupled with the deeper toms are magical. All toms feature the YESS mounted on the shell and have had new heads installed within the last year. The chrome is clean and shows no sign of pitting. 

The finish has some bumps and bruises with some light touch ups done to a couple of spots on bass drum hoops and a spot on the 10" tom. The bass drum has a couple of light surface scratch spots on the top where the previous owner used to lay spare sticks. See photos. Given their age, they are in great condition for a player's set. Included with the set are tom holders but no stands. One set is the long arm version and the second is the shorter version.

About Manufacturer

Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and industrial robots.

Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers.


 Yamaha Recording Custom Drum Set Features:

  • Drum sizes: 9x10, 9x12, 12x14, 14x16, 16x20