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Old 12-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Sweetwhistle Sweetwhistle is offline
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Default Ludwig Standard Student Kit

I paid $40 for a cased drum set from a local antique market. After some research, I have determined it to possibly be a 70's S-500 or S-505 Ludwig Standard Student Kit. Since I'm not a drum hobbyist, I wish to sell this, but do not know how to assess the kit's value as I can't find anything comparable on the Internet. Any advice on how to find its value, either locally or on the Internet, would be much appreciated! Many thanks!
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:25 PM
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80 to 100 $
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:28 PM
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Could be as early as about 1968 with that badge. Given the style of that snare "suitcase," I would think of it being late 60's or maybe 1970.
As for value, I think you did really good considering the price you paid for the entire set there. The snare is a student model and was meant for school band programs. Try checking Ebay under the sold listing to see if there are any others that have sold recently to compare prices.
I would think someone may pay between $125 to maybe $175 for everything you have there.
Let's see if other chime in and offer some opinions.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:05 PM
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The most fair way to find its true value is to put it up for auction with a starting price of 99 cents with no reserve. It will almost definitely sell for more than what you paid for it.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Standard Student Kit

At $40, you did well. Nice drum. However, Ludwig made a ton of them in the 1960s and 1970s, there's a lot of these Standards out there. And as nice as it is, it is still only a student model. I'd say $100 for a quick sale, $150 if you don't need to flip it quickly.

10-20 years ago, I used to pick up Standards and Acrolites for under $50 all the time, clean them up and easily double my money. They are somewhat harder to find now and asking prices at flea markets have gone up. But when you go to sell one, you'll find that most people still only want to pay about $100 or so, so I don't bother anymore.

As far as eBay goes, I'd be wary of a 99c auction. Unless you get at least two bidders who must have it, you can get burned. For the past few years, most of my eBay listings are set sale and I find things sell for approximately 20% more that way.

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Old 12-17-2018, 01:55 AM
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Check out this link from ebay's recently sold Ludwig snares like yours.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...ete=1&_fosrp=1

I also don't recommend starting an auction priced at less than what you'd be willing to sell for. 'Buy It Now's' get the best prices in my opinion. The 'Make Offer' option helps too.
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:27 PM
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Is it a wood shell or is the entire drum metal?

Seems like the "Standard Acrolites" (i.e. the aluminum shell Standard snares) would be more desirable/achieve a higher selling price than a wood shell model.

Correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't the Standard aluminum shell the same as an Acrolite without the center bead (with a different badge/lugs)?
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:36 PM
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Is it a wood shell or is the entire drum metal?

Seems like the "Standard Acrolites" (i.e. the aluminum shell Standard snares) would be more desirable/achieve a higher selling price than a wood shell model.

Correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't the Standard aluminum shell the same as an Acrolite without the center bead (with a different badge/lugs)?
You're right about the aluminum shell being the same as an Acrolite shell without the bead, but the wood shell Standards are the same shell as a Jazz Fest, so they go for quite a bit more as plenty of sellers know of the connection.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:06 PM
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I actually have quite a few of the Standard snares in my collection and like them because they typically offers the wraps that were not available on the other lines. The one you pictured I would offer $100-125 with the case etc. You got a good deal on it at that price. I agree with the others, the wood shells are well made and sound pretty good. I don’t have any of the Acro type shells so I can’t comment there. Good luck if you sell it and let us know how you do. If you go the Bay route I would post just above what you paid and see how it goes. Good luck
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Some of my favorites from the kits in the collection
58 WFL New Yorker Blue Sparkle
67 Ludwig Hollywood Red Psychedelic
69 Ludwig Standard Red Ruby Strata
70's Ludwig BOP "Ringo" Kit

A few of my favorite snares
20's Leedy Black Elite
51 Leedy & Ludwig Knob Tension
58 WFL Buddy Rich Classic Blue Sparkle
63 Walberg & Auge Sea Blue Agave Green Pearl
66 Leedy Shelly Manne Blue Agate Pearl
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:25 PM
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If your selling on ebay figure out what you you want make on the drum then add 14% because that is what ebay will charge when its all said and done. I know because I am an ebay expert, just sold my first kit lol.
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