These drums are the core and foundation of Black Beauty. The shells are RAW and will have no coating. Future oxidation is expected to be 1% to 2%. Like the Raw Copper snare, each and every shell will be unique and “one of a kind.”
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.
1.2mm Seamless Brass Shell
2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
P85AC Throw Off (Production item only)
P35AC Butt Plate (Production item only)
Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head