Ludwig Supraphonic Date?

Malinowskijustin

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Hey everyone!

Back with another question that seems beaten to death but plagued with lots of varying answers.


I recently bought this Ludwig Supraphonic. It has a pointy style B/O badge with the serial number 2216962. The general consensus is pointy styled badges were phased out in the late 70’s but the serial number doesn’t match any of the guides online.

I’m asking to see if there has been any better knowledge found on dating Supraphonics versus the threads from years ago.

Thanks for the help!
 

mlayton

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The Blue Olive pointed corner badges were used through 1981. I think your serial number is most likely an '81 as well. There was an overlap in round corner and pointed corner badges in the very late 70's/early 80's.

The most comprehensive guide on this subject is Richard E. Gier's publication titled " Serial Number Based Dating Guides for Vintage Ludwig Drums".

Mike
 


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