Carmine Appice’s Cactus “Isle of Wight” 1969 Ludwig Thermogloss Conga. AUTHENTICATED! $3,995.00
This conga drum was part of the set Ludwig Natural Maple Thermogloss finish drum set that Carmine Appice played from from 1969-1972 with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. Some of the more notable performances during this period included Cactus’s performance at the Isle of Wight (see video).
Carmine mounted the drum on legs next to his floor toms. The drum is in excellent shape. The original legs have been removed. There are some original shipping labels and an early Cactus sticker still fixed to the shell. In addition to being a significant piece of rock history this drum is also an extremely rare part of the Ludwig Drum Company’s history. There are no other known 3 ply Thermogloss congas. It’s quite possible this could be the only one in existence.
More photos available. COA signed by seller and Carmine Appice. Ships from Los Angeles, CA.
Single click image to enlarge. PRICE $3,995.00