This is a very rare pre serial# all Brass Ludwig Supraphonic 5" x 14" Snare Drum in superb condition. I have seen and owned a lot of snare drums, but this is the only one like it I have ever seen. I don't know how many were made, but it couldn't be many.www.ebay.com
$1970 and was sold within an hour or so of being posted.
- Crimped snare beds
- Pre-serial badge
- very clearly a brass shell
Checks all the boxes for authentic. The fact it has a baseball bat muffler means nothing in regards to authenticity. The gromet is definitely the question mark on the drum. Looks like someone cut it multiple times and bent it back to tighten?
I hope for the sake of the buyer that it is authentic! Would love to see a picture of all three of yours for reference on differences.
Also out of curiosity how do you date imperial lugs from looking at them? I would love to know just in case I ever come across a COB super to buy. I always had thought it was from weight and the spring box being shorter inside.