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11 May

The Ludwig Drum Experts have an extensive section devoted to Ludwig Drums over on our Vintage Drum Guide web site.

There is an entire section devoted to Ludwig Drums, including the history of Ludwig Drums, drum badges, drum finishes and catalog pages on their snare drums as well as drum sets.

The web site link is available so feel free to visit their web sites and learn more.

I only put them in one location to make it easier for people to get the information.

I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum.

I think in general serial numbers do play an important role in the commercial market especially electronics and other high end items.

We can pretty acurately date Ludwig drums and Ludwig serial numbers are a big help, but not an exact science.

Other special features like badges, shell plys and the interior finish all help in giving you a date range of your drums manufacture.

This web site is not affiliated with the Ludwig Drum Company.

Here is the dating guide for 60's and 70's Ludwig Drums.

The Ludwig Book is invaluable to me as a collector and I strongly suggest you consider buying all of Rob's Books!

Throughout the 1960’s & into the mid-70’s the Rims on both the Acrolite & Supra Phonic were much thinner than they are today and in my opinion give the Drums from that era a more open, or resonant, quality.

Here are some references you can use to date by serial number.