New Ludwig Spirit Of '76 drums

Ghostin one

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John Stamos has been playing a set of the originals at the "Capitol Fourth" in D.C. with the Beach Boys (and whoever else) each year. He has donated the set afterwards.
 

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This seems like a hefty upcharge over a legacy maple 3 piece with a wrap and I'm not sure I understand the timing of releasing this at a 44th anniversary point.
 

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It's marketing. Drums aren't selling like they used to, so the trend has been "very limited release" products, with premium pricing. It's a trend all over retail with higher-priced items. I've seen it in the wristwatch industry, liquor industry, guitars, Boxed CD / vinyl sets....and so on. It's a low-risk venture for Ludwig; they need only do a little photography, ad copy, and mix up 3 small batches of lacquer. Win-win. And the snares are almost completely gone...all at asking price.
EDIT: Don't get me wrong. I'd love to have a kit!
 
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Pretty cool. These are lacquered not wrapped legacy maple shells. Very limited, not sure of the quantity. I have an original '76 kit, but these have me drooling.

https://www.ludwig-drums.com/en-us/ludwig/blog/ludwig-legacy-maple-76-limited-edition?fbclid=IwAR3FkhYdwMKsOOCNy6sy69jB025wen9VSMO513iSK6F0K3C9Mq821kTP9RI

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I special ordered in 1969 that kit from Ludwig at Bringes Music, St. Petersburg, FL, in sparkle wrap. One of a kind then. Sold them when I went to college, BIG mistake. Then saw them on TV, in Buck Owen's band.
 


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