Snare Series 1950-1960

On this page you’ll find Sonor drums produced in the 1950’s. Not all drums can be dated exactly, but a type of badge, finish, hardware etc. can put a drum in a certain timeframe. Since some drums were produced for several years, sometimes with an “era-overlap”, I’ll place them where I think they’ll fit best.

Sonor Snare Virtuos no. 110 – 1952 WMP. – Triangle Logo

Sonor Snare Orchestra 2 nr. 115 Natural Wood – 1952 – Triangle Olive Logo

Sonor Snare Orchestra Wood Ecrú – 1952 – Triangle Olive Logo

Sonor Snare Super Extra nr. 112 Jazzsnare – 1952/1954 WMP. – Triangle Olive Logo

Sonor Snare Super Extra ll no.113 Grey Marble – 1952 – Triangle Olive Logo

Sonor Snare Virtuos no. 110 – 1952 WMP. – Triangle Olive Logo

Sonor Snare Tonika 1 nr.109 – 1952 WMP. – Rare Red Swirl Script Logo

Sonor Snare Super Ultra – 1952 WMP. – Red Script Logo
Diameter: 37,5 cm, shell depth: 12,5 cm. (17 cm. incl. hoops)
Parallel strainer system with 16 wires, dampener with long arm.
Weight: 5.8 kg!!

Tension rod free snare. The heads can be tuned by turning a crank that’s connected by an ax that turns some gears in a cogwheel. This will push a ring against the heads by which the tension of the head will be changed very equally.

Sonor Snare Tonika no.109 – 1953 WMP. – Red Script Logo

Sonor Snare D411a Tonika 1 Ruby Pearl – 1953/1954 – Red Script Logo

Sonor Snare D411 Tonika Grey Marble – Early 1950’s – Red Script Logo

Sonor Snare D411 Tonika – Early 1950’s WMP. – Red Script Logo

Sonor Snare D411 Tonika Red Sparkle – Mid 1950’s – Metal Script Logo
Strainer from a D470

Sonor Snare D412 Amateur WMP. – Mid 1950’s Strainer – Red Script Logo – 12″

Sonor Snare D412 Amateur WMP. – Mid 1950’s Strainer (on the right side) – Metal Script Logo – 12″

Sonor Snare D412 Amateur WMP. – Mid 1950’s Strainer (on the left side) – Metal Script Logo – 12″

Sonor Snare D412 Amateur Hammerschlaglack Blau – 1955/1956 (mid 1950’s strainer) – Metal Script Logo – 12″

Sonor Snare D421 Super Extra Black Galaxy/Gold Sparkle – Mid 1950’s – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D421 Super Extra WMP. – 1953 – 1958 – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D422 Super Extra Ruby Pearl – Early 1950’s – Red Script Logo

Sonor Snare D422 Super Extra Ruby Pearl – Mid 1950’s – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D425 Orchestra Metal Shell – Cat. 1957/1958 – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D430 Chrome – 1957/1958 – Pressed Script Logo In Triangle

Sonor Landsknecht Drum – 1950’s – Yellow Script Logo In Triangle

Sonor Snare D420 Radiostar Pancake Metal – 1955 – 1958 – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D470 Red Sparkle – 1956 New Beat – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D470 Kristall Schwarz – 1956 New Beat – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D470 Ivory – 1956 New Beat – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D470 Hammerslaglack Blau Wood – 1956 New Beat – Metal Script Logo

Sonor Snare D420 Pancake Metal – Late 1950’s/Early 1960’s – Metal Script Logo