I bought my Rogers Kit second hand. i am the proud second owner it has had from new . I have all its previous history even a photograph of the previous drummer that owned it . Its a Rogers Big R made in London 1976 and its a gold metallic shimmer. It changes color under different lighting from gold to orange to silver yellow and opaque its almost like an opal.. the drums are 5 ply shells with a distinctive grey primer speckle paint job on the inside of each shell.