Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty Brass Snare Drum 2010s Smooth

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $450$700

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 6.5x14 model features the deepest depth available on a Black Beauty and responds with enormous, focused attack.

Years of Production: 1977-present

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

Finish: Polished black nickel


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