1929 Ludwig New Era Sensitive Model Peacock Pearl Snare : 5 x 14
1929 Ludwig New Era Sensitive Model Snare
Size : 5 x 14
Finish : Peacock Pearl
Ludwig introduced an array of newly designed snare drums in 1929. Amongst these was the New Era model. This particular drum built on the design of the Super-Sensitive model, which featured the extended snare resonant side system along with the internal batter side system; however this New Era model moved all of the snare assemblies to the interior of the drum. Both the resonant snares and batter snares are built internally inside of the drum. As stated in the 1929 flyer:
“The two heads on the NEW ERA SENSITIVE drum are each both batter and snare heads. It is possibly to play upon either head, however, the drummer will always use the white head as a batter except in emergency. There are two sets of wire snares on the inside. One set to each heads. For very soft playing the drummer uses top snares only - although some prefer both snares "on" at all times."
This drum was acquired from a collector in Australia. It arrived in the exact condition as displayed here. The drum is 100% original down to what seems to be nearly New Old Stock Ludwig calf heads and all original hardware including the "Ludwig New Era" engraved batter hoop. As of this writing, this is only 1 of 5 known 1929 New Era Sensitive snares in the Peacock Pearl wrap to unearth. Both the New Era Sensitive and Standard-Sensitive models were discontinued shortly after being released n 1929.