Gon Bops

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  1. costanzadrums

    costanzadrums Well-Known Member

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    if this is the wrong forum I apologize. I’m helping some friends sell two congas. I believe they are old. Can anyone date them and help me price them?
     

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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    Medium Size Dog Well-Known Member

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    Two great sources for conga info are mycongaplace.com and michaelpluznick.com. According to the number code they used those years the numbers 979 mean those drums were made in September of '79. I have GB's from the seventies with a similar code. Having a drum that old with the sticker still intact means someone probably cared for the drum and if the sticker hasn't been taken off and put back on it has the original finish. In later years the sticker had a red conga head ring around the word Gon Bops and red outline around the numbers and the month and year were the last numbers of the unit number. Later than that and the last years they were made by the original owners they had a metal plate tacked on the higher end drums
     
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    Known to be great drums, by the way!
     

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