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