Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty 1970s Black Nickel

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,000$3,000

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 is perhaps the most recorded iteration of the drum- it features the deepest depth available on a Black Beauty and responds with enormous, focused attack. 

Years of Production: 1977-present

Shell: Black nickel over brass

Finish: Polished black nickel

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