Bun E. Carlos’s 1941 Ludwig and Ludwig Original Top Hat and Cane 7×14 Snare Drum $11,995.00

Bun E. Carlos’s 1941 Ludwig and Ludwig Original Top Hat and Cane 7×14 Snare Drum $11,995.00

Another great drum from the world famous BunE. Carlos collection!

The Ludwig and Ludwig Top hat drums are arguably the most storied vintage drums ever made. These fabled Top Hat drums have inspired several limited edition re-issues and replicas. What you’re looking at right now is the original 1941 “real deal”.  All research indicates that individual snare drums were never produced, they were only available as part of the “Top Hat Swing Sensation” drum set that was only available in 1941 and 1942. It is extremely rare for any original Top Hat drums to come available, let alone the prized 7×14″ snare drum.

This snare is in overall very nice condition. The finish has yellowed somewhat, however not as much as it appears in most of the photos  (blame my rudimentary photo skills). There are 3 small extra holes from a 3 point strainer that had been mounted slightly higher than the existing strainer. I’ve restored many Top Hat drums over the years and have learned a lot about repairing holes in this unique finish. The extra holes on this drum could be filled and covered with original wrap to be made virtually undetectable. If you’re interested I can connect you with the vintage restoration experts who can work miracles with this drum.

Jump on this extremely rare chance to own what will soon be the centerpiece of your collection. Includes a COA signed by Bun E. Carlos plus a pair of Bun E’s hand signed signature drum sticks.

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PRICE: $11,995.00. Serious offers considered. 

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