14″ x 6.5″ Black Beauty snare drum with Smooth Shell, Supra-Phonic (P85) snare strainer and imperial lugs.
One of the primary reasons Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name On Drums” is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn into a seamless beaded shell. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties are available each year from Ludwig USA. With a choice of two strainer options (P85 Supra-Phonic or P86 Millennium), the Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. Choose from Imperial or tube lugs, die cast or triple-flange hoops and a smooth or hand hammered shell. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated.