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

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $525$775

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: Hammered seamless black nickel over brass shell w/ center bead, Imperial or tube lugs

Finish: Hammered black nickel

*Note: the drum pictured is a B-stock drum- these are shipped with factory "cut" Blue and Olive badges