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Details about  Ludwig Vintage Standard NOB Snare Drum - 5x14 - Late 20s/Early 30s

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Ludwig Vintage Standard NOB Snare Drum - 5x14 - Late 20s/Early 30s
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May 25, 2012
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Item location:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States


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Drum Center of Portsmouth

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Ludwig Vintage Standard NOB Snare Drum - 5x14 - Late 20s/Early 30s


Here's a very nice rare piece!  Late 1920's/early 1930's Ludwig Standard snare drum.  2-part nickel-over-brass shell, tube lugs, and single-flanged hoops.  Appears to be almost all original, except for the bottom head and perhaps the cords for the snare wires.  Drum is in playable condition, but has seen some wear over the years.  All tension rods are fairly rusty.  Three of the hoop claws are cracked, but still seem to hold the tension on the head (see pic 5).  Some minor dings on the shell, most notably under the vent hole (see pic 3).  Strainer functions properly, but shows some rust.  Shell shows a fair amount of cloudy fading (not pitting, as the shell is not chrome plated).  Drum has Ludwig logo stamped on the shell next to the strainer, no stamps or markings otherwise.  Check out the original info on this drum here.


This is an astonishing piece of history!  It's amazing to see how drums are built today, and how little they've changed over almost a century!  Ludwig has always made superb quality drums, and this is a testament to their long history of incredible craftsmanship.  A great player's piece, and with some TLC, this can be a sweet collector's item.


This item is used and still in good condition for its age!


You can reach us at (+1) 603-319-8109


My name is Shane Kinney and I have spent over ten years in the drum retail world and I have now  decided to strike out on my own to deliver the drum buying experience that I feel is missing these  days. I want to bring the mom and pop drum buying experience to the internet. We CAN create this  experience over the phone and email, feel free to give us a shot, you will find the best service  and most competitive pricing no matter where you live. The Drum Center network spans across the  globe and you are invited to be a part of it! 

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Please note that these policies were last updated in October 2011. If you have any questions, please call us at 603-319-8109.


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  • If you need to return an item that was originally shipped to you for free, the amount of your store credit or refund will reflect the cost we paid to ship your item. For example, if you choose to return a $400 snare drum that was shipped to you for free, your credit / refund will likely be $15-30 less than the original purchase price ($370-385), reflecting the cost we incurred to ship the drum to you.
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  • We use USPS Priority Mail for most international shipments. In the case of larger items (or when there are USPS country restrictions), we used FedEx.
  • Shipping rates may vary from estimates shown online on our website or on our eBay listings. In the event that the actual cost of shipping is different from the initial estimate, your invoice will be adjusted (either lower or higher) to reflect the actual cost of shipping.
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  • Many governments around the world levy some combination of excise tax, value-added tax (VAT), import duties, and other fees on products sent from the United States. We are not responsible for paying these fees. We do encourage you to check with local regulations prior to purchasing so you know what responsibilities you have to your government (if any).
  • Most USPS Priority Mail shipments, regardless of the final destination, arrive within 1-3 weeks of shipment. However, in some cases, your order may get "stuck" in Customs for an extended periods of time. We are not responsible for any delays caused by Customs processing in your country.
  • In the event that a package is damaged on arrival or lost, it is the buyer's responsibility to open an investigation with the shipping courier (e.g., USPS, FedEx), typically within 2 days of receiving a damaged item, or realizing an item has been lost. These investigations can take several weeks to conclude. We are not able to offer any replacements or refunds until the investigation has been completed. 


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Drum Center of Portsmouth

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800 Islington Street #7

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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