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Old 11-06-2018, 07:21 PM
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Default Ludwig 1920s Mahogany Super

Hi!

I'm trying to decide if I should buy this drum or not. It's a Ludwig mahogany shell super 6,5x14 from the 1920's but it's in a little beat up condition and missing a few parts.
Someone painted the whole drum, shell, lugs and all in white and the current owner cleaned all the hardware (came out nice/decent). When hi tried to sand the paint of the shell he couldn't get it out of the pores, so instead of sanding more, and possibly ruining the shell, he wrapped it in rosewood(plastic). I think glue was only applied at the seam so it should be fairly easy to get off.
The inside doesn't look very nice but could probably be sanded to look ok.

The drum is missing the internal rod as well as the upper parts on the butt side, other then that it seems ok.

Seller is asking 425$, fair deal? Do you think it would be possible to source the missing parts?

I own a couple of NOB 1920s Ludwigs and love them. Have always been curious about the wood versions from that era.

I'm looking to play the drum, not a collector...

Please chime in!
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