Ludwig De Luxe (Snare Drum) No. Pre Black Beauty, The Last Incarnation of the Ludwig De Luxe. Ludwig Drums & Tympani / Ludwig Drums / Ludwig and Ludwig, Chicago Ill.#338 Strainer / Throw Off. Shell is hand engraved in a beautiful (12 point floral) scroll design on black nickel finish. You may not find another shell this bright as they tend to pit.
Rods, lugs, counter-hoops and snare strainer are special plated with the Ludwig De Luxe Finish that resembled real gold. Case (May be original as it fits all sizes of the Ludwig De Luxe up to 6 1/2 x 15). This: Ludwig De Luxe, No.Pictures were taken starting with the two sections that carry Ludwig Logo and #338 Strainer. The following pictures are every two sections and go counter clockwise, to the right. There are a couple of very small places where the black nickel has worn off. They can be seen in pictures: 1, 2, 3 and 7. There are minor chips in black nickel that be can seen throughout.
There is some discoloration of the De Luxe Finish that can be seen throughout. The inside of top counter-hoop has minor scratches and spots of wear that can be seen in pictures: 1, 4, 5 and 6. The inside of flared bottom hoop is almost perfect.One rim hook has been replaced on bottom counter-hoop. It can be seen in the center of picture 7. On the inside of the shell there are two spots of pit and one discoloration that can be seen in pictures: 9 and 10.
Case may be original as it fits all of the Ludwig Drums and Tympani, Ornamentals (up to and including 6 1/2 x 15) and has been retouched. There is minor damage to tie strap holder, carry strap is not original but is vintage. On the top it has a: 50th Anniversary, Remo, Weather King, Vintage A, All Weather, General Purpose, Batter Head.
On the bottom it has: Peace, Extra Thin Snare Side Head and 10-strand wire snares. It has been played but it is clear to see that this: Ludwig De Luxe, No. Since it's inception this has been a very sought after drum for it's classy looks and great sound. For all-around serviceability - for distinctiveness in appearance and for the drummer who appreciates the value of picturesque originality.The Ludwig De Luxe Ornamental Model was not officially a "Black Beauty" until 1931 (when #338 strainer was replaced). This drum is in much better condition than the following.
The item "Ludwig Black Beauty De Luxe Snare Drum 4x14 1926 1927 1928 1929 Vintage 1920 s" is in sale since Monday, October 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Snare Drums".iuvztdal5z" and is located in Millville, New Jersey.This item can be shipped to United States.