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Old 09-21-2014, 04:55 AM
Jw23 Jw23 is offline
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Default Ludwig & Ludwig New Era 1920's Snare drum

Hi All,

This is my first post but I have been reading the site for years.
Coming from a long line of drummers in my family, we've collected (and in some cases unfortunately sold) a lot of drums over the years.
One of these drums still in our possession is a 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig snare that my dad has owned for 40+ years, with only one prior owner. I'm hoping for feedback on this drum, on it's rarity, maybe even value and just to share it with you all. It is in 100% all original condition (apart from skins) with the only issue being 2 cracked claws, apparently easy enough to source?
Anyway, here she is..
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Wayne Brown Wayne Brown is offline
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I`m not a Ludwig & Ludwig expert but my... is that ever one beautiful snare! Think you`ve got something very special there but i`ll let the guys that know the answers to your questions chime in here. Especially cool to know it`s from your family and still remains... to the best vintage drum forum Jw23 .

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Old 09-21-2014, 07:05 AM
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The color is called peacock pearl, it looks like you shell is a soild wood maple shell.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:57 PM
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And, she is beautiful...love that wrap!
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:20 PM
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Paging Drs. Curotto and Cooper.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:46 PM
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Ah, the extremely rare 1929 New Era Sensitive! What a beauty. I have a metal version and Mike Curotto has a couple black engraved versions as well as fancy pearl finishes. Quite a valuable and rare drum.
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:18 PM
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I sold a peacock New Era this year. Yours is only the third one I've seen. Beautiful drum.
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:29 PM
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I will give you $75 shipped!

Seriously that is a very pretty drum. Love the look.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig & Ludwig New Era 1920's Snare drum

Thanks for the replies everyone.
This drum may be up for sale as my dad has collected drums over the years but now into his 60's, is questioning the point to hoarding and collecting the drums at this point in his life. The money would probably be put to better use. It's not officially advertised anywhere at the moment but ideas on it's value would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

Josh
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:29 AM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Ah, the extremely rare 1929 New Era Sensitive! What a beauty. I have a metal version and Mike Curotto has a couple black engraved versions as well as fancy pearl finishes. Quite a valuable and rare drum.
I concur with my esteemed colleague Mark Cooper.
The nick name for that finish is lovingly called "frog in a blender."

Mike Curotto
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