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Yamaha 8x14 SD980RP Recording Custom Snare Drum Red Lacquer  From Yamaha

A vintage Recording Custom Series with a rare Hot Red Lacquer finish. Good condition.


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What We Think

One of the most iconic and recorded drum of the 1980s is the Yamaha Recording Custom. The core of this consignment snare dates back to the late 80's. Given its age, this drum is in great condition with the rare Hot Red lacquer finish. 

The thin birch shell coupled with the deeper shell is magical. The chrome is clean and shows no sign of pitting and all of the parts appear to be original. The finish has some bumps, but for the most part, it is a clean snare void of any glaring spots of missing paint. Missing snare guides for strainer and butt plate side.

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 Features:

  • Birch shell
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Flanged Hoops