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Ludwig 6.5x14 110th Anniversary Snare Drum Emerald Pearl  From Ludwig

This anniversary snare is inspired by one of Ludwig’s most elusive drum wrap finishes. Emerald Pearl was part of the first lineup of drum wraps offered by Ludwig in 1927 and quickly discontinued in 1929. Limited edition of 75.


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What We Think

Introducing the Classic Maple Vintage 110th Anniversary Snare Drum. This snare is a throwback to the legendary late-'20s Ludwig look and feel. Handcrafted from select North American hard maple, the Classic Maple shell has been the foundation of the Ludwig sound for decades. It’s hand-sanded with 45-degree bearing edges and precision snare beds have been the inspiration for recreational and professional players alike. For this unique piece, Ludwig utilized jumbo flake pearloid wrap and brass-plated single-flanged hoops to deliver a retro look to match its classic tone. Low-mass tube lugs and a commemorative 110th Anniversary badge give this snare standout character worthy as a collectible or as a daily beater. Secure a little bit of Ludwig history with this 110th Anniversary snare drum.

Manufacturer's Description from Ludwig

The short lifetime of Emerald Pearl led to very few drums ever being produced in that finish. Its limited nature prompts recognition by collectors as one of the "Holy-Grail" Ludwig products.

Like many old cellulose wraps, examples of Emerald Pearl today show signs of aging and yellow-out. We've come to admire the look of these vintage examples so much so that we made the attempt to recreate a more "vintage" version of the finish. In addition to our Pantone direction, this pearl wrap features a Jumbo Pearl Flake to fashion that of the original. Jumbo Pearl Flake gives more depth to the Pearl presentation compared to today's more modern Pearl Flake size. The vintage-classic theme is continued on these outfits by completing the outfits with brass plated hardware: lugs, tensions rods, and single-flanged hoops.


About Manufacturer

Touted as “the most famous name on drums,” Ludwig stands today as one of the most legendary and revered American drum manufacturers of all time. Founded in 1909 under the name Ludwig & Ludwig, the company has existed under a number of different owners and names, with the Ludwig brand operating today as a subsidiary of Conn-Selmer. Throughout almost 110 years of change, one thing has remained constant: Ludwig’s dedication to building high-quality drums with that signature Ludwig tone. Over the years, Ludwig drums have laid down solid backbeats and infectious grooves at the hands of drummers like John Densmore, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and of course, Ringo Starr. Their iconic kits from the 60s and 70s remain highly coveted by collectors and players alike, but their new offerings continue to uphold the legendary Ludwig name just the same. 


Ludwig 110th Anniversary Snare Drum Features:

  • Classic Maple Shell
  • 45 Degree Bearing Edges
  • Brass Hardware
  • Tube Lugs - 8
  • Single Flanged Hoops
  • Limited Edition of 75