MID-1920s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 8 LUG 4 x 14 (*DEEP CUT) SCROLL ENGRAVED DeLUXE STANDARD MODEL

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Hello fellow Forumites,

Here’s another snare drum that I got a long time ago from my good friend and fellow collector Mike Echart. You can see this drum on pages 62-63 in my book: VINTAGE SNARE DRUMS THE CUROTTO COLLECTION.

MID-1920s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 8 LUG 4 x 14 (*DEEP CUT) SCROLL ENGRAVED DeLUXE STANDARD MODEL

Quote from my book:
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”Noted Black Beauty expert John Aldridge has stated the scroll (wave) engraving pattern on this drum has been seen on only one other drum as of this writing. There is a deeper cut on this engraving pattern when compared to the more common scroll pattern of the era.” NB: The quote is from 2006 so it’s safe to say that other examples have probably surfaced in the last 14 years. Feel free to weigh-in if you know of or own similar examples of this engraving pattern.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
 

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DolFan54

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This is one of my all-time favorites. Something about that deep cut really makes the engraving pop as well as that pattern.
 

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I've never really been attracted to vintage drums, but I think this one just converted me. Absolutely gorgeous.
 


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