The exciting return of an American classic.
Ludwig proudly presents their Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 series drums, reissues of drums that comprised the classic kit that launched so many drummers. This 16" x 16" floor tom is covered in a faithful reproduction of the original "Oyster Black" pearl finish with Classic lugs and legs.
Tradition, craftsmanship, and visionary excellence: these are the values at the center of Ludwig's Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 drums. With these values comes a commitment as true as the care and pride that goes into each tom drum, hand-crafted at Ludwig's manufacturing facility in the North Carolina foothills. It is with this ethic in mind that Ludwig celebrates the return of a true American classic.
Combining the benefits of today's most advanced drum making processes with the know-how that comes with making drums for nearly a century, Ludwig's Legacy Classic Series drums revive the distinctive sound of the world's most famous drums. These custom-built, American-made percussion instruments are based on a modern rethinking of the legendary, reinforced 3-ply Ludwig drum shells that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.
Incorporating many of the same methods used throughout its long and illustrious history, Ludwig's exclusive Legacy Classic drum shells are made in-house from the choicest cuts of hand-selected North American hardwoods. At the core of the Ludwig Floor Tom is a single 1/8" ply of premium poplar for unyielding warmth and resonance. Inner and outer plies of 1/16" premium-grade North American maple are then cross-laminated to the core to reproduce that magical balance of power and clarity for the modern era. This proven design is then augmented with 1/4" single-ply maple reinforcement hoops, and rounded, classic-cut bearing edges for thundering lows and pronounced cut in any musical situation. The attractive maple outer shells are then treated in durable lacquer finishes. All Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 drums also feature Ludwig's Classic mini-lugs and traditional "Keystone" badges.
But the Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 tom drum is not merely a blast from the past. This Ludwig drum takes full advantage of state-of-the-art manufacturing, careful quality control, and a host of upgrades and innovations that only a company with Ludwig's experience and expertise can offer. For the discriminating professional, serious part-time player, and vintage and contemporary collector alike, Ludwig Legacy Classic is truly the best of today, yesterday, and tomorrow.