Ludwig Black Beauty 6.5" x 14" Snare LB417: Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs

$ 899.00

Black Beauty

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
  • P88 Throw Off 
  • P35 Butt Plate 
  • Ludwig heads
  • 10 lugs

See and hear this model in our Video Vault (TM) and buy with confidence!  The segment featuring the 6.5" model begins around 2:44.