Vintage 1963-1964 Ludwig Club Date 3 Piece Drum Shell Pack W/ Bags – 13/14/22 – Black Lacquer (186-1)


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Beautiful 2-owner 1963-1964 Ludwig Club Date 3 piece shell pack in very good condition. The sizes are 13×9, 14×14, and 22×14. The 13″ serial number is 1493. There is a faint red “DEC” stamp under one of the lug screw washers. The 14″ serial number is 76088. The 22″ is 2478. 3-ply shells with re-rings. Reso-Cote white interiors. Includes a set of the original “Artistic” bags. The drums are 100% original except for the bass drum heads (the originals were split). All tension rods are correct and have washers. All wing nuts are correct and thread properly. It even has the original cymbal arm on the bass drum. The spurs and floor tom legs have rubber feet. Both toms have functional red felt baseball bat mufflers. No structural issues, The bearing edges are great.

The black lacquer finish on the toms is good with some spots of paint chipping. There are also some chips that have obviously been touched up (see pictures). The bass drum finish is about the same, but has a bit more wear. Bass drum hoops have wear and some paint chipping/flaking. We elected to keep them original rather than repaint them. The inlays are in good shape. No rust anywhere on the hardware, but there is some light pitting scattered around. Overall the chrome is still very nice. These drums spent most of their lives indoors and in the bags. Includes the original Ludwig wrench for the rail mount and a vintage Ludwig drum key (in additiona to the before-mentioned bags). Overall a beautiful survivor with some character that is ready to add to your collection.

Lots more pictures available upon request.

Due to the nature of used and vintage gear, all listings are sold “as-is.” We try our best to take detailed pictures and write accurate descriptions. Our goal is to capture the overall condition of each item. Minor details may be missed, but we are happy to take additional pictures upon request. Also, we cannot guarantee finishes will be a close or perfect match to your drum(s). Most orders ship with Reverb Safe Shipping which is signature required over $100. If you would like to specify “no signature required” please let us know at the time of purchase so we can ship accordingly.

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