Rogers Luxor kit worth anything?

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  1. texasshawn16

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    I have an opportunity to buy a 3 piece Rogers luxor kit. It has the kick, snare, and 1 tom. But no familiar too much with Rogers and this would be for a flip so just curious estimate value? The cymbal is just a paste alpha 10 splash.
     

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    Yes it has value. I’ll let the experts chime in on that but it looks cool as hell. I would guess $600. Key word is GUESS. Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Hi Texas!
    This kit appears to be the "Comet" outfit. Based on the serial number of the Luxor snare drum, probably from around 1966. The bass drum and tom should have "Tower" stickers in them. "Luxor" was a specific snare drum and "Tower" were the line of bass drums and toms being produced. However, to add just a little confusion, there was also a "Tower" snare drum! Pretty much the same as the "Luxor", but with 8 lugs and different strainer.

    Outfits with 6-lug snare drums and bass and toms with center-mounted lugs were less expensive than those with separate top/bottom lugs. The kit in question does have the better cast lugs, as opposed to brass "bread and butter" lugs. The shells are the same as everything else that came out of the Covington, Ohio factory! Based on what I see, this kit could easily go for $800. I'm sure others will chime in shortly with their views as well. It's a nice kit, though!

    -Mark
     

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    DanC "Get in, sit down, shut up, hold on"

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    Good info here...
     
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    It has a Rogers bass drum pedal also, I see. Ace
     
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    I also noticed the Rogers bd pedal, along with the Ludwig Standard hi-hat stand. The kit would probably clean up really well!

    -Mark
     
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    +1. Spot on. I'm a fan of the Luxor snare. That little six lugger from that era--probably Cleveland 3 ply--just sings. I have one in Duco that I gig regularly. Yes, the Luxor and the Tower (center lug) drums were less expensive because there was less hardware, but that means little today. They are Rogers drums from (arguably) the best era. And, IMHO, the less metal you have on the drums, the sweeter they sing.

    Go for it!
     
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    Oh yes it has value. Great little kit. IMHO those Luxor’s are the best 6 lug drums of the era. Put the right head on that Luxor and you will love it.
     
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    Dan C has a collection of Luxor in every wrap they made. I have a modest collection of about 5. Ace
     
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    DanC "Get in, sit down, shut up, hold on"

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    Remember, you don't have to have the Tower 14x14" floor tom to complete the kit. They are impossible to find anyway. A nice 16x16 Holiday will do, and they are not hard to find in BDP.

    There are a lot of Tower kits out there with Holiday floor toms. Many times a 'Comet' outfit would be ordered for a young student, and after the parents realized that 'little Johnny' was going to stick with it, there was a return trip to the music store to pick up the floor tom. What was in stock was usually a 16" Holiday - and that's what they went home with...
     
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    I've had a couple very clean Luxors stored in bags for years that I need to give some play time soon!
    Getting close to finished on detailing my Londoner Six outfit, maybe I'll use the blk/gold one with that kit.

    Nice find on the Comet outfit, texasshawn!

    Rogers Luxor 1962.jpg rogers Luxor bluSlvr.jpg
     
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    I recently learned that Duco came from Dupont Color. Am I the only one that didn't know that? Ace
     
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    I've got the twin to your black/gold Duco Luxor! Love it...
     
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    My view on possible value:
    Bass $250
    Tom $250
    Snare $300
    Cymbal rod $50
    Pedal $50
    Hat stand $25
    Stool $25
    snare stand, stick bag, splash $25

    Total $975 retail counting the extras
    If it was mine, I'd let it go for $750 and believe the buyer would be getting a good deal?
    If I was looking to purchase for flipping, I'd hope to try to get it for $(650-700), letting the seller know that
    there is still some "meat on the bone" and my intention. Honesty being the best policy

    Those are nice drums.
     
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    Thank you so much and after reading your reply I looked at the tags in the kick and Tom and you are 100% correct!!
     

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    If you play them you will buy them.
     
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    I love mine...played tons of gigs, had them on several records, TV shows...they sing! IMG_1345.JPG
     
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    Whoa...that's a sweetie!
     

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