WFL/Ludwig Early Black Oyster Jazz Festival 5.5×14. Pre-Ringo, Excellent. $3,795.00
This snare pre-dates the legendary snare that Ringo Starr played in the Beatles. It’s a VERY early Jazz festival, probably from 1959 or 1960. There is no date stamp. The only markings are the handwritten markings see in the photos. The drum is in beautiful all original condition. Brass hoops, no fade, rotary muffler, deep 5,5×14 shell, mahogany interior, maple rings, original wires, super cool old Weather Master heads top and bottom (there’s a little tear in the top head). Everything in beautiful condition. No flaws, Nothing broken, missing or damaged. Here’s the drum that inspired Ringo before he inspired the entire planet!!
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