Ludwig 70s “Artist Model” Split B/O Badge 5×14 Supraphonic. $595.00

Ludwig 70s “Artist Model” Split B/O Badge 5×14 Supraphonic. $595.00

Now here’s one you don’t see everyday. A very small number of what has become known as “Artist Model” Supraphonics were made in the early 1970s. They were known as “Artist Model” because most of the drums were made from surplus 1960s brass shells and made available only to Ludwig endorsing artists. They were identified with a split B/O badge with the lower serial number section cut off. This was done so the 1970s B/O badge would fit between the top of the center bead and lower vent hole that was used on the 1960s brass shells. Most of the drums with the split B/O badges were brass however a very small number were made with aluminum shells.
This drum is one of the extremely rare split badge aluminum Supraphonics. Ultimately it’s the same drum as any of the 1,000s of aluminum Supraphonics out there, except with the split B/O badge. “Who cares?”, you might ask. For a collector of Ludwig Supraphonics, this snare would be an extremely rare anomaly, virtually impossible to find.
The drum is in extraordinary condition, quite honestly much better than it appears in the photos. Much of what appears as scratches in the photos is actually dust exaggerated by our lighting. There are some lightly engraved numbers in the chrome on one panel, otherwise no notable issues.

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