Ludwig 5x14" Black Beauty Brass Snare Drum 2010s Smooth

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  • $420$515

Introduced by Ludwig in 1923, the Black Beauty has become one of the most iconic and sought-after snares in music. Striking a perfect balance between warmth and darkness with power to match, the Black Beauty is a seamless single-piece brass shell coated in black nickel for ultimate sensitivity and projection. The 5" x 14" model features a solid middle ground between the quick response of a shallow depth and the power of a deeper shell.

Years of Production: 1977-present

Composition: Beaded seamless black nickel over brass shell, Imperial or tube lugs

Finish: Polished black nickel