LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT    LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT

1959 Transition era 4x14 Downbeat snare drum in near perfect condition. It has been expertly restored by a certified Ludwig factory technician. Any replaced components are date correct and the workmanship is of the highest caliber. The WMP is a recover using actual 1959 WMP covering material (which was the original cover that had been removed some decades ago).
A still vivid natural 61 years of patina reveals it didn't make a living in a smoke filled honky tonk. All the screws, nuts, washers, and all hardware are original period correct except the tension rods that are all matching new stainless steel, best tension rods ever! All the chrome is top shape, no corrosion anywhere. The 8 Downbeat lugs are pristine. Brass inserts are all original and thread smoothly.
The African red Mahogany interior ply of the 3 ply shell was given a Red Mahogany stain to help protect the wood for another 61 years. Shell accepts modern heads gladly.

Both hoops are brass while the top is chrome over brass the bottom is actually nickel over brass, (painstakingly polished to closely match the chrome luster). It has the early P4066 (pre-base ball bat P4067) knob tone control and the keystone badge making it one of the earliest iconic Ludwig keystone badged drums ever made. Also with the Script LUDWIG butt plate, most transition era drums still used the WFL butt. Bearing edges are original, no alterations, because they are unmolested. Has the original 12 strand SNAPI-WIRES snare.

Pioneer throw-off is smooth and reliable. Likewise the knob muffler is smooth. A beautiful classic lovingly restored by a master that drips with character and integrity. The item "LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT" is in sale since Sunday, July 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Percussion\Drums\Snare Drums". The seller is "advdwh" and is located in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: No
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Exact Year: 1959
  • Brand: Ludwig

LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT    LUDWIG DOWNBEAT 4x14 Snare Drum 1959 Rare Early Version Very Near MINT