1960s Ludwig Pre-Serial New Yorker Drum Kit : Black Diamond Pearl : 22 12 14
1960-63 Ludwig New Yorker Drum Kit
Size : 12x22, 8x12, 14x14
Finish : Black Diamond Pearl
Up on the block is a beautiful 1960-63 Ludwig Pre-Serial New Yorker Model Drum kit in the original Black Diamond Pearl wrap. While this kit is not the factory family, all of the drums have original pre-serial keystone badges and are in fantastic condition. The individual drum descriptions as follows :
14x20 : The bass drum is an uncommon 12x22 New Yorker model drum in excellent condition. Equipped with all chrome hardware, the drum retains its original BDP wrap, free of any cracks or issues. The interior is a natural lacquer over wood finish and the hoops have all of the original inlay. The paint on the hoops have been touched up and they look very nice. The hardware was some very very minor pin point pitting and wear, a little wear also on the claws and rods. Please see photos.
8x12: The rack tom is in excellent condition with all original chrome hardware, chrome over brass hoops, original BDP wrap free of any cracks or issues. The drum has the factory original white painted interior.
14x14 : The floor tom is a very rare pre-serial badge 14x14 featuring straight mounted legs, chrome over brass hoops and original BDP wrap, free of any cracks or major issues. The drum retains the factory original white painted interior. The wrap has some slight discoloration as seen in photos - there seems to be some yellowing in certain locations. Unlike many of these straight leg floor toms, this one (at least with the current head set up) sounds great and is not choked as is typically common with this hardware. The brackets for the straight legs are 70s block logo brackets.
Overall, this is a beautiful rare kit that sounds great and illustrates some of the best shells created by Ludwig.