Ludwig Black Beauty

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Probably the drum that Ludwig has built their laudable reputation upon. Often imitated but never replicated the Black Beauty is what many other snares strive to be. Black Beauty snare drums provide a warm metallic tone that provides the back beat for many of the worlds top professionals.

Produced from one sheet of brass that is machine drawn to create a 1.2mm seamless shell the process is so unique and difficult that only a very limited number of black beauty snares are made each year.

There are now several different configurations of Black Beauty’s offering imperial or tube lugs and with option of a hammered shell or brass hardware. Each one gives a unique look and a subtle adaption to the classic sound.