Matt's Rant: I can't believe it either! We put these on order with Ludwig in Sept 2022, and we finally have a few available to ship. The image on the listing is from a snare that previously sold. Your snare will have a January 2024 manufacturing date on it - Feel free to message us for an image of the sticker with serial number on the box.
Matt's Rant: My soft spot. A drum that is worth every penny and lasts forever - The Ludwig 6.5x14 Made in USA Snare. I know I'm not alone here and know you want detailed pictures, to make correct and informed buying decisions. From the Supraphonic, Black Beauty to Brass - The Ludwig sound is unparalleled - I LOVE these Snares!
We are an Authorized Ludwig Dealer - Full Manufacturer Warranty Included - You will receive:
One (1) Brand New/Unopened Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14 Smooth Shell "Brass on Brass" Snare Drum with Brass Trim, Brass Tube Lugs, P86 Millennium Strainer and Die-Cast Hoops - Model: LB416BT
Free Ship via UPS or FedEx Ground to Physical Street Address (No PO Boxes) in Continental USA
Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drums
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.
The Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.
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
Brass Tube Lugs
P86 Millennium Strainer
Made in the USA