The exciting return of an American classic.
Ludwig proudly presents their Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 series snare drums. This custom-built American-made snare is a reissue, which is 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. The Ludwig snare is covered with a faithful reproduction of the original "Oyster Black" pearl finish with Classic lugs and a Supraphonic throwoff.
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 snare 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-through in any musical situation. The attractive maple outer shell is then treated in durable lacquer finishes. All Legacy Classic drums also feature Ludwig's Classic mini-lugs and traditional "Keystone" badges.
But Ludwig Legacy Classic is not merely a blast from the past. This snare drum is created through state-of-the-art manufacturing, careful quality control, and a host of upgrades and innovations developed through Ludwig's considerable experience and expertise in crafting drums. For the discriminating professional, serious part-time player, and vintage and contemporary collector alike, Ludwig Legacy Classic Liverpool 4 drums are among the best of today, yesterday, and tomorrow.