Slingerland Radio King - Rare 5.5""x14" Walnut Snare, 1950s Made in USA-Excellent Condition, Vintage

Sale priceTk 55,000.00

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Slingerland Radio Kink 5.5""x14" Walnut Snare 1950s- Made in USA

Collectible, Excellent Condition


The Slingerland Drum Company was founded by Henry Heanon "H.H." Slingerland in 1912. Production of drums was started in 1927 and The first Slingerland drum kits came out in 1928.

Over the years Slingerland made the  iconic kits and snare drums such as the Radio King and Studio King lines. By the 1960's Slingerland were producing equally impressive build and sound quality drums to the likes of Ludwig with a great roster of high caliber players using them

Players such as Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Louis Belson, Peter Erskine, Neal Peart, Nigel Olson and Phil Rudd have all used Slingerland during their professional careers. Today many professional players will have at least one Radio King in their snare collection and the drums are still very desirable for both serious players and collectors on the vintage market.


Slingerland is an American drum kits brand, currently owned Gibson. The brand is strongly related to jazz drummers, such as Gene Krupa[1] or Buddy Rich, who used to play signature instruments made by the company. Slingerland also produced electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins and banjos during the 1930s.


  • 5.5""x14" Acoustic Snare
  • 8 Lugs
  • NEW Remo Heads, changed from picture
  • The shell is from a 1951 radio king student model, badge only used that year
  • The throw off is original 
  •  The lugs are originals
  • Snare wire is original
  • New Remo Head
  • Very Good Condition - Vintage
  • Brand: Slingerland/Radio King
  • Model: Player condition snare
  • Wood: Walnut
  • Year: 1940s-1950s
  • Made In United States
  • Note: This snare is in great condition with no extra holes. Original hardware including lugs, 3 point strainer, single flanged hoops and clips. Note that clips are from the 50s, so it’s advised not to tune the drum too tight.

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