The Black Beauty series snare drums make a striking statement with their sound and their appearance! Smooth-shelled drum features tube lugs and Supra-Phonic snares, all in polished chrome. See why even the most discriminating players choose Ludwig – the most famous name in drums.

One of the primary reasons Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name In Drums” is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel- plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. 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.

Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 5 Brass w/ Tube Lugs



Ludwig LB416T 5X14 Brass Shell Black Beauty Snare Drum with tube lugs.

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