This is a rare 1964-65 3 piece Ludwig Downbeat drum kit finished in the original black oyster pearl wrap. The sizes of the drums are 12" tom, 14" floor tom, and 20 bass drum. This golden era of drum building kit is one of the most sought after ever, due to Ringo and the Beatles playing the exact same configuration when they first came to America that year. The wrap on all the 3 drums is in excellent condition, with a few very minor scratches (barely visible). The drums are in round, and sound amazing.The toms have Remo Coated Ambassadors on top. The 12 tom features a white interior, and baseball bat muffler and original red felt damper, both in excellent condition.
The serial number is 42267, which dates it at 1964. The 14 floor tom also.
Features a white interior, and baseball bat muffler and original red felt damper, a both in excellent condition. The rims, chrome and legs have very slight corrosion. The serial number is 121260, which dates it at 1965. He floor tom has a slightly different black oyster pattern with a little more iridescence than the rack tom and bass. The 20 bass drum has a white interior, glossy wrap, and hardware with very minimal issues.
The serial number is 46765, dating it to 1964. Hoop wrap on the batter side is a reproduction black oyster wrap, and not original. This rare and 1960's "Ringo" Ludwig black oyster pearl.
Downbeat drum kit would make a fantastic addition to any vintage drum collection! The item "Vintage 1960's LUDWIG Black Oyster Pearl DOWNBEAT Drum Set-Ringo Kit-The Beatles" is in sale since Sunday, December 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits". The seller is "mrtoyz" and is located in Montgomery, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.