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.
5x14" Black Beauty
|LB416||Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs|
|LB416T||Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs|
|LB416K||Hammered Shell, Imperial Lugs|
|LB416KT||Hammered Shell, Tube Lugs|
|LB416BT||Brass Tube Lugs, Millennium Strainer, Die-Cast Hoops|
6.5x14" Black Beauty
|LB417B||Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs|
|LB417T||Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs|
|LB417K||Hammered Shell, Imperial Lugs|
|LB417KT||Hammered Shell, Tube Lugs|
|LB417BT||Brass Tube Lugs, Millennium Strainer, Die-Cast Hoops|