VINTAGE 1957 ONE-OF-A-KIND WFL/LUDWIG 4-PC BLUE GLASS SPARKLE DRUM SET. All Nickel Brass hoops. 14×22, 9×13, 16×16, 5 1/2 x 14. Clear 3-ply mahogany shells with maple reinforcement rings. All pre-serial number WFL badges. All original except for heads. Never drilled for mufflers or mounting hardware. Drums sparkle like nobody’s business. Why is it one-of-a-kind? Because both the bass drum and rack tom are completely virgin – no mounts, no mufflers. I’ve seen virgin bass drums upon occasion but never a rack tom. Here is a drum by drum breakdown in detail. 14 x 22 Bass Drum: All original. No Rail Consolette, No Mufflers, No Spurs, No cymbal mounts. No extra holes or modifications. Comes with attachable clamp-on spurs as shown. All nickel T-rods and claws. The wrap is completely tight. The hoops are in excellent condition with original untouched inlay – has one two inch scratch in the wood. Some tarnish on all the nickel parts but could be buffed out and made to shine again. Some fade on the finish. Has a slight Aqua hue. No Date stamp that I could find. A few scratches here and there. 9×13 Rack Tom: Dated July 1957 in red ink as shown. No extra holes, no modifications. Nickel over brass original hoops in great shape with one slight bend in one spot. Lugs could be buffed out a bit to shine. Dated May 1957 in red Ink. Original legs and mounts. Original nickel over brass hoops. Lugs could be buffed out for shine. No fade but some normal black spots from age.. Some rust on the legs and brackets. One leg is smaller than the other two by an inch. 5.5×14 Snare Drum. No Date Stamp that I could find. Nickel over brass hoops. Classic Throw off – works great. Original extended wires, slightly bent but tighten up straight. Some fade, a more Aqua hue. I’ve had these drums for a very long time. They were used in my smoke-free studio as recording drums. They are fabulous sounding drums. Warm and full bodied much like Radio Kings. When they were not in use they were stored in cases. The bass, rack, and floor were bought by me at the same time. The snare was added afterwards and matched in year, sound, and character. Making a best offer is also fine. You won’t find a better example than this set. The item “VINTAGE 1957 ONE-OF-A-KIND WFL/LUDWIG 4-PC BLUE GLASS SPARKLE DRUM SET VIRGIN” is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits”. The seller is “larlev” and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Hardware Material: Glass
- Brand: Ludwig