BLACK BEAUTY

One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name On Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded shell. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties are available each year from Ludwig USA.

A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated.

Available in 13 different models.

14x5" 8 Lug Smooth Shell

14x6.5" 8 Lug Smooth Shell

14x5" Smooth Shell

14x6.5" Smooth Shell

14x8" Smooth Shell

14x5" Smooth Shell with Tube Lugs

14x6.5" Smooth Shell with Tube Lugs

14x5" Hammered Shell

14x6.5" Hammered Shell

14x5" Hammered Shell with Tube Lugs

14x6.5" Hammered Shell with Tube Lugs

14x5" Smooth Shell with Brass Hardware

14x6.5" Smooth Shell with Brass Hardware

LB414
LB414

14x5" 8 Lug

LB415
LB415

14x6.5" 8 Lug

LB416
LB416

14x5"

LB417
LB417

14x6.5"

LB408
LB408

14x8"

LB416T
LB416T

14x5" with Tube Lugs

LB417T
LB417T

14x6.5" with Tube Lugs

LB416K
LB416K

14x5" Hammered

LB417K
LB417K

14x6.5" Hammered

LB416KT
LB416KT

14x5" Hammered with Tube Lugs

LB417KT
LB417KT

14x6.5" Hammered with Tube Lugs

LB416BT
LB416BT

14x5" with Brass Hardware

LB417BT
LB417BT

14x6.5" with Brass Hardware