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