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Old 10-22-2005, 01:25 AM
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Default ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

What is this worth?

No date or serial number appears inside my "Buddy Rich Super Classic" snare. By the look of it, I would guess it's either from the 1950's or early 1960's.

5.5"x14"
3ply wood shell
8-classic lugs
Classic P-87 strainer
white pearl finish,
brass rims,
badge reads:
"WFL DRUMS
LUDWIG DRUM CO
CHICAGO, USA"

Mine is just like the one pictured below, same badge, hardware, same pearl finish:



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Old 11-02-2005, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: What year is my ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

The standard butt puts it later, many of the early 50's drums have an extended butt. They made the switch at some point in the late 50's. The 51 catalog has the extended butt and the 55 and 57 catalogs do not.

That particular badge was used from about 55 - 59 and in 58-59 they had the transition badge.

The years are give and take, but the 1960's Ludwig badges I believe were the Ludwig Keystone Badge.

Based on that I would lean to the later 50's.

That is unless the badge happened to be laying around and they just used it!!

As always I do not call myself an expert and go on the catalogs and information I have gathered, other more technical people might be better at pinpointing a date and or correcting the years.

When I answer questions nothing is in stone and open for discussion.



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Old 11-03-2005, 03:59 AM
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Default Re: What year is my ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

"What is it worth?"

-Probably about 200-300 on a good day. The WFL drums are not as highly sought after as the later 60's drums. It might go higher...the market can be fickle.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: What year is my ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

Thanks guys. It even has an old calves skin head on it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:25 AM
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Question Re: What year is my ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

I have been looking for one of these also? But they seem pricy at the moment, did you guys see this one on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

What do you think ? Over/well priced ?

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Old 11-16-2005, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: What year is my ?Buddy Rich Super Classic? snare?

Personally, I think it's an overpriced drum at over $500.00....BUT...the fact that a famous drummer's (Buddy Rich) name can be associated with that model, makes it much more desireable to some collectors. No doubt, it's a nice drum, though. I guess at some point, the value is in the ear of the beholder!
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