For 110 years, Ludwig Drums have captivated players with their unrestrained style, design, and sound.
From their humble beginnings in Chicago, IL to their historic operations refined in Monroe, NC, Ludwig Drums are dedicated to serving drummers and the fine art of drum craftsmanship. Ludwig’s innovation over the last century has set the benchmark for many of today’s popular drum offerings. Their portfolio offers a wide range of options in drum kits, snares, and hardware to complement any musical setting or budget. Ludwig is committed to serving those eager to learn, perform, and educate in hopes of helping all players achieve their very best.
To coincide with the 110th anniversary celebrations Ludwig are honoured to present a brand new range of products to commemorate this historic celebration. Two limited edition Anniversary kits, Anniversary snare drums and new snare drum ranges are amongst Ludwig’s offerings for 2019.
The Legacy Diamond Flash is a Legacy Mahogany Kit available in FAB sizes (20,12,14) and limited to only 20 pieces worldwide. It features a Birdseye Maple dyed veneer with inlayed dyed Koto Wood Diamonds. An additional 14×6.5” snare drum will also be available. The Legacy Mahogany Van Buren is named after Ludwig’s first showroom in Chicago and comes in Pro Beat sizes (24,13,16). The new Natural Mahogany finish comes complete with Maple wood hoops and inlay. An additional 18” floor tom and 14×6.5” snare drum will also be available
The Ludwig Black Beauty is the industry’s most respected snare and for 110th Anniversary Ludwig have launched a model in it’s original form. Featuring 8 brass trimmed lugs and a brass single flanged hoop, this snare drum is a nod to the Black Beauty’s original form. Available in both 14×5” and 14×6.5” but again with limited production.
The Heirloom Black Brass Anniversary Snare, available in 14×5.5” and 14×7”, is a brushed black brass shell fitted with brass hardware. Production for these models is limited to 2019.
The Aged Exotic Avodire snare drums completes the line up of Anniversary snares. A 10 ply maple shell, with Chrome Die Cast hoops and tube lugs, finished in a high gloss lacquered Avodire veneer. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
New Snare Drum Ranges
The Jazz Fest is a retro inspired 14×5.5” snare drum complete with an iconic baseball bat internal muffler. Available in a range of 4 classic finishes, Black Galaxy, Vintage Black Oyster, Vintage Blue Oyster and Mod Orange.
Completing the range of new drums is the Super Series Snare Drums. Available in Chrome over Brass or Lacquered Brass shells, 14×5” or 14×6.5” sizes and fitted with retro Nickel Hardware as a nod to the original Ludwig snare drums.
Other New Products
Also launched for 2019 is the Ludwig Drum Rug. Featuring the famous Ludwig script logo and Keystone badge design. It comes with anon slip rubber bottom and a Velcro fastener and ideal accessory for the gigging drummer.
6 new Drum finishes have also been launched. White Strata, Avocado Strata, Burgundy Mist, Copper Rose Mist wraps for all American made shells, (excluding NeuSonic). Vintage Mahogany stain for all Legacy Mahogany shells and Coral Red for the NeuSonic.