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Waterfall Bubinga - 53

Birdseye Maple - 50

Quilted Makore - 68

Cherry Stain - 0L

Mahogany Stain - 0M

Natural Maple - 0N

Black Glass - 1B

Brass Oyster Glass - 1C

Natural Maple - 0N

Mint Oyster Glass Glitter - 1M

Burgandy Glass Glitter - 1D

Deep Blue Glass Glitter - 2S

Vintage Black Oyster Pearl -1Q

Orange Glass Glitter - 1F

Pure White Glass - MC

Champaign Sparkle - 0C

Red Glass Glitter - 1R

Green Glass Glitter - 1E

Citrus Mod Glass Glitter - CM

Gold Glass Glitter - 1G

Choose any of our available finishes
with the Ludwig Configuration Generator

A Custom Solution for the Discerning Player.


Shell and Series Info



SERIES INFO

Large-scale touring and live performance. High-volume settings in larger rooms/venues.

Ludwig Shell

SHELL

7-ply Cross-Laminated North American Maple.

Preferred by professionals for its tonal versatility, Classic Maple drums are the ideal choice for any performance application. Its high sensitivity, wide dynamic tuning range, and sharp attack make it the ideal choice for live performance. Yet Classic Maple's 7-ply shell is crafted to respond to the player and environment quickly, making it adaptable to any playing style or preference.

Ludwig Fact

BEARING EDGE

Each drum's bearing edge is cut to a 45-degree angle within 1/16" from the outside edge. This sharp edge is hand-sanded to the craftsman's touch to assure a smooth, even, flat surface for easy head seating; the final touch to complete the unmistakable Ludwig Sound.

Historic Fact

RFST MOLDING

Classic Maple's standard 7-ply, 6mm shell is formulated for optimum resonance and tonality. Its center three-ply core panel (laminated in a horizontal/vertical/horizontal grain bond to a 2.4mm thickness,) is inserted between inner and outer two-ply panels through our proprietary RFST molding process.

To increase stability through out the drum, all Ludwig USA shells are produced using Radio Frequency Shell Technology. Using a process involving our original bladder molds, R.F.S.T.'s unique bonding system -combined with a specialized, time-tested adhesive- cures each shell evenly over the entire surface of the shell. This process is truly a principal ingredient in creating the "Ludwig Sound" in every shell we make.

LCG Gallery



Product Gallery

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Classic Maple LCG Kit featuring NEW Aquaburst Poly-Glass Lacquer Finish.

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG Kit featuring NEW Aquaburst Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8"x8", 8x10", 8x12", and 9x13" Toms
• 14"x15" and 16x16" Floor Toms
• 18"x22" Bass Drum
• 5"x14" Snare
• 5"x15" Black Magic Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Pro Hardware

Classic Maple LCG kit w/Poly-Glass lacquer finish over NEW Fumed Eucalyptus exotic veneer.

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG kit w/Poly-Glass lacquer finish over NEW Fumed Eucalyptus exotic veneer.
LCG Options
• 8"x10", 9"x12", 10"x13", and 11"x14" Toms
• 16"x16" and 16"x18" Floor Toms
• Two 18"x24" Bass Drums
• 5.5"x14" Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Pro Hardware

Classic Maple LCG 'Hollywood' Kit featuring NEW Golden Slumbers Poly-Glass lacquer finish.

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG "Hollywood" Kit featuring NEW Golden Slumbers Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8"x12" and 9"x13" Toms
• 16"x16" Floor Tom
• 14"x22" Bass Drum
• 5"x14" Jazz Festival Ltd. Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Classic Hardware

Classic Maple LCG featuring Gold Sparkle WrapTite finish and MACH lugs.

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG featuring Gold Sparkle WrapTite finish and MACH lugs.
LCG Options
• 9"x13", and 10"x14" Toms
• 16"x16" and 16"x18" Floor Toms
• 14"x24" Bass Drum
• 5"x14" Black Beauty Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Pro Hardware

Classic Maple LCG 'Jazzette' Kit featuring NEW Burnt-Natural Poly-Glass lacquer finish.

Featured Kit:Classic Maple LCG "Jazzette" Kit featuring NEW Burnt-Natural Poly-Glass lacquer finish.
LCG Options
• 8"x12", 14"x14" Floor Toms
• 14"x22" Bass Drum
• 5"x14" Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Classic Hardware

Classic Maple 2up/2down kit in Champagne Sparkle with added 5"x14" Brass Supraphonic Snare Drum with tube lugs.

Featured Kit: Classic Maple 2up/2down kit in Champagne Sparkle with added 5x14 Brass Supraphonic Snare Drum with tube lugs.
LCG Options
• 8"x10" and 9"x12" Toms
• 12"x14" and 14"x16" Floor Toms
• 18"x22" Bass Drum
• 5"x14" Brass Snare
• A.T.L.A.S Pro Hardware

Pewter Glass Glitter LCG Kit

Featured Kit: Pewter Glass Glitter LCG Kit

• LB844XX1A - 14"x24" Bass Drum
• LB880XX1A - 18"x20" Bass Drum
• LF868XX1A - 16"x18" Floor Tom
• LF866XX1A - 16"x16" Floor Tom
• LT804XX1A - 10"x14" Tom Tom
• LT882XX1A - 8"x12" Tom Tom
• LT870XX1A - 7"x10" Tom Tom
• LT878XX1A - 7"x8" Tom Tom
• LW0814JR

LCG Options
• Classic Maple WrapTite Glass Glitter
• Large Classic Lugs
• Less Mount and Holder
• Curved Spurs
• Blue/Olive Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Vibrabands w/ Classic Bracket

Classic Maple Kit in premium Vintage Black Oyster Pearl WrapTite Finish (1Q)
with 5"x14" Black Beauty Snare (LB416)

Featured Kit: Classic Maple Kit in premium Vintage Black Oyster Pearl WrapTite Finish (1Q) with 5"x14" Black Beauty Snare (LB416)


• WrapTite Premium Pearl
• Classic Lugs
• Rail Consolette Tom Holder
• Curved Spurs
• Blue/Olive Badge
• Classic Floor Tom Brackets
• Bass-Drum shell-mount cymbal holder

Burgundy Glass Glitter LCG Kit (Finish is no longer available)

Featured Kit: Burgundy Glass Glitter LCG Kit (Finish is no longer available)
•8"x6" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket LT886KM1D
• 8"x8" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT888KM1D
• 8"x10" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT880KM1D
• 9"x12" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT892KM1D
• 10"x13" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT803KM1D
• 11"x14" Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Vibraband w/Keystone Bracket LT814KM1D
• 14"x14" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket LF844XX1D
• 14"x15" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket LF845XX1D
• 16"x16" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket LF866XX1D
• 16"x18" Floor Tom, Mini-Classic Lugs, Keystone Bracket LF868XX1D
• 18"x22" Bass Drum, Mini-Classic Lugs, Elite Spurs LB882XX1D
• 6.5"x14" Snare Drum, Tube-Style Lugs, Millennium Strainer LS403TX1D


LCG Options
• Premium Burgundy Glass Glitter Finish (Finish is no longer available)
• Mini-Classic Lugs
• Tom Sizes from 6" to 18"
• Keystone Badge
• Keystone Brackets
• Elite Bass Drum Spurs
• 2.3mm Hoops
• Die-Cast Hoops and Tube Lugs (Snare Only)
• Vibraband Suspension Mounts
Customized Classic Maple LCG kit in WrapTite White Glass Glitter with Black Beauty Snare Drum.

Featured Kit: Customized Classic Maple LCG kit in WrapTite White Glass Glitter with Black Beauty Snare Drum.
LCG Options
• 8"x10" and 10"x12" Toms
• 14"x14" and 16"x16" Floor Toms
• 14"x22" Bass Drum
• 18"x20" Auxiliary Bass Drum (no spurs, A.T.L.A.S mounts)
• 6.5"x14" Black Beauty Snare with Brass Hardware
• A.T.L.A.S Pro Hardware

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Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0N)

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0N)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0N) kit in Natural Maple PolyGlass finish eaturing Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0P)

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0P)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX0P) kit in White Marine Pearl finish eaturing Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX27)

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX27)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX27) kit in Red Sparkle finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX52)

Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX52)
Classic Maple DOWNBEAT (L8303AX52) kit in Sky Blue Pearl finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC)

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC)
Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC) kit in Natural PolyGlass finish featuring Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Ludwig Drums USA

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0N0P)
Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0N0P) kit in White Marine Pearl finish featuring Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Brass Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC)

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX0NWC)
Classic Maple FAB-22 L8323AX0NWC kit in WrapTite Sky Blue Pearl finish featuring Large Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX27WC)

Classic Maple FAB-22 (L8323AX27WC)
Classic Maple FAB-22 L8323AX27WC kit in WrapTite Red Sparkle finish featuring Large Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0N)

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0N)
Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0N) kit in Natural Polyglass finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX27)

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX27)
Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX27) kit in WrapTite Red Sparkle finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0P)

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0P)
Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX0P) kit in WrapTite White Marine Pearl finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX52)

Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX52)
Classic Maple MOD-22 (L8424AX52) kit in WrapTite Sky Blue Pearl finish featuring Mini-Classic Lugs, A.T.L.A.S Mounts, Elite Spurs, Cast Badges, and Virgin Bass Drum.

Components Sizes



Component Drums


Custom configure any combination of components with the Ludwig Configuration Generator

Bass Drums    
Diameter Depth Model
18" 12" LB828
16" LB868
18" 14" LB848
16" LB868
20" 14" LB840
16" LB860
18" LB880
22" 14" LB842
16" LB862
18" LB882
20" LB802
24" 14" LB844
16" LB864
18" LB884
20" LB804
26" 14" LB846
16" LB866

Floor Toms    
Diameter Depth Model
14" 12" LF824
14" LF844
15" 13" LF835
14" LF845
16" 14" LF846
16" LF866
18" 16" LF868

Snare Drums    
Diameter Depth Model
14" 5" LS401
6.5" LS403
14" 3.5" LS558
13" 6" LS557
13" 3" LS462
12" 6" LS555
Toms    
Diameter Depth Model
6" 8" LT886
8" 7" LT878
8" LT888
10" 7" LT870
8" LT880
9" LT890
12" 8" LT882
9" LT892
10" LT802
11" LT812
13" 9" LT893
10" LT803
11" LT813
12" LT823
14" 10" LT804
11" LT814
12" LT824
13" LT834
14" LT844
15" 12" LT825
13" LT835
14" LT845
16" 13" LT836
14" LT846
16" LT866

Artist Quotes



PATRICK CARNEY, THE BLACK KEYS


"Ludwig Drums are the sound of rock and roll."


Samuel Fogarino, Interpol


"These drum sets are very animated; they hum, sing, and breathe, like a living, rhythmical being. The sound is very musical, from the light tap of a brush.... to the massive crack of a sticks blunt end, my Ludwigs re-define versatility. If the player knows context and dynamics - these kits take that knowledge to a higher level. They'll make you look smart, and sound even smarter."


DAVE LOMBARDO, PHILM


"The music I play is very demanding. Ludwig meets all of my needs."


JASON SUTTER, MARILYN MANSON, SMASH MOUTH, CHRIS CORNELL


"I found my sound w/ Ludwig – or should I say Ludwig's sound found me – with my first set (a '64 Blue Sparkle Super Classic.) Ludwig is making better drums today than ever; I still get the same buzz now sitting behind my custom kit as I did with my first one as a kid! Find your sound with Ludwig and join the family…you'll be in great company!"


AHMIR THOMPSON aka ?UESTLOVE, THE ROOTS


"At the end of the day, I'm a breakbeat based drummer. I've never gotten better grit than I do with Ludwig."

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