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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 Black Nickel Plated
2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops
P88AC Throw Off
P35P Butt Plate
Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head
Hammered Shell, Imperial Lugs
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Ludwig 5X14 HAMMERED Black Beauty Snare Drum LB416K