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Ludwig Acrolite 14"X5" Snare Drum - 1970's

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Product Description

The Ludwig Acrolite, first introduced in 1963, quickly became known for its unique aluminum shell that offers a bright, yet dry crack. This 14x5 model from the 1970s has been preserved in great condition, showcasing the quality and durability of Ludwig's manufacturing. While it carries the signs of use expected from a vintage item, it remains free from any major damage, preserving its authentic sound and performance capabilities.

Condition

Overall, the drum is in excellent condition, boasting a shell that is in pristine condition. The throw-off mechanism operates flawlessly, and the original snare wires maintain a great state. However, there is slight rust present on all the tension rods, accompanied by minor chrome pitting on a few lugs, as illustrated in the photos. Additionally, the Ludwig sticker on the throw-off is beginning to peel slightly.

Features and Benefits

  • Vintage Tone: The aluminum shell delivers a distinctive bright and dry sound, perfect for a wide range of music styles.
  • Classic Look: Its iconic 1970s design and brushed aluminum finish reflect the era's aesthetic, offering a timeless appeal.
  • Durable Construction: Ludwig's renowned build quality ensures this snare stands the test of time.
  • Collectible Value: As a piece of Ludwig's history, this drum is not only an instrument but a collectible item for enthusiasts.
  • Playable History: Offers the unique opportunity to own and play a piece of drumming history.

Why Choose This Ludwig Acrolite?

This Used Ludwig 14x5 Acrolite from the 1970s is an excellent choice for drummers seeking the unmistakable Ludwig sound and feel, along with the character and charm of a vintage instrument. Whether you're a collector, a performer, or both, this snare drum promises to be a valued addition to your collection, delivering the legendary Ludwig performance.

Don't miss the chance to own a piece of Ludwig's storied history with this Acrolite Snare Drum. It's not just a musical instrument; it's a bridge to the past and a testament to the enduring quality of Ludwig drums.