#20-5, Bun E. Carlos’s Ludwig 1920s Rainbow/Peacock Pearl 14×5 Solid Shell. $2,795
14×5 Solid Shell. There’s a lot of confusion about the Peacock and Rainbow finishes of this era. They look very similar. The bluer Rainbow finish tends to show up more often on Leedy drums but since both Leedy and Ludwig were buying finishes from the same manufacturer it’s probable that Ludwig got some too. To further confuse matters there are no color photos of these drums because color photography was not widely used at the time. What ever the case this a stunning drum in beautiful condition. Rare “mesh backing” visible in finish.
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