Ludwig Snare DrumsBuying Guide

A guide to the best snare drums from one of the most iconic drum manufacturers.

Ludwig has been one of the most revered instrument manufacturers on the market since it began producing drums in 1911, and this is especially true when it comes to its highly sought-after snare drums.

From historic musicians like Ringo Starr and John Bonham to modern musicians like Jack White and QuestLove, Ludwig snare drums have been a staple on countless recordings and performances throughout music history. Explore the guide below to look at some of the highlights from Ludwig's long lineage and find the best snare for you right here on Reverb.

Watch Reverb's Adam Hansen run through three budget-friendly vintage snares.

Iconic Snares

While Ludwig produced an enormous variety of snare drums, these selections remain in high esteem.

Acrylic, Bronze, & Copper Snares

Though revered for its classic drums, these Ludwig examples feature an innovative aesthetic with non-traditional construction and materials.

Budget-Friendly Snares

In addition to some of the best high-end drums ever manufactured, Ludwig has also offered a myriad of high-quality, well-built, and budget-friendly options.

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