P.O. Box 1855  |  Martinsville IN 46151  |  Phone: 765-342-4880   



List = $750  Net = $500

SALE = $250

Ludwig 1974 Snare

Originally introduced in 1964 as a student drum, the “Ludwig Acrolite” quickly became the choice of pro players in need of dry, cracking snare tone.

This drum’s serial number (1548544) indicates production circa 1974; made in Chicago, IL, USA.

The drum outfit includes the original circa 1974 clamshell hard case, with a late-model Ludwig imported stand, and the original circa 1974 “Billy Gladstone” signature rubber pad.

I bought this drum new in 1975 to practice my rudiments; I gave the original snare stand to my drum teacher, as his was worn out, and it matched the stands on his antique WFL (William F. Ludwig) Drumset.


Richard Starkey AKA Ringo Starr




List $7,500  Net $5,000

SALE $2,500


1964 Premier (4-piece) Drumshells

14" x 3" (USA) Chrome Snare Drum (Die-Cast Hoops)

12" x 9" (Metric) Maple Ride Tom Drum (Die-Cast Hoops)

16" x 16" (Metric) Maple Floor Tom Drum (Die-Cast Hoops)

20" x 14" (USA) Maple Bass Drum (Wooden Hoops)

Certified 1964 "Hybrid" by Remo Belli in 1984

"USA" Sized Snare & Bass Drums & "Metric" Sized Tom-Tom Drums

"Pro" sets: 1963 were all "Metric" sizes & 1965 were all "USA" sizes

1964 were "Hybrid" mixtures of
 "Metric" sizes & "USA" sizes

Shells have all Original Hardware & Remo Coated Ambassador Heads


Cannon Flat-Based Hardware

Beato Heavy-Duty Gig Bags

Zildjian (A) Cymbals:

18" Crash-Ride

12" Studio Hi-Hats

14" Thin Crash

12" Thin Splash

Richard Starkey (AKA "Beatle" Ringo Starr) Circa 1960