Ludwig 14 x 5 Black Beauty Supraphonic Snare Drum

$1,071.00 $699.00

One of the primary reasons Ludwig is "The Most Famous Name In Drums" is the legendary Black Beauty Snare Drum. The drum is constructed of a single sheet of brass that is machine drawn and spun into a seamless beaded shell, then nickel-plated with a beautifully exquisite finish. A true American original, the Black Beauty provides a warm, round metallic tone that is often imitated, but never duplicated. However, due to their truly unique and difficult manufacturing process, only a very limited number of Black Beauties is available each year from Ludwig USA.

The Black Beauty responds with excellent sensitivity at all volumes. This Black Beauty features the P85 Supraphonic strainer, imperial lugs,triple-flanged hoops and a hand hammered shell. The 80 year tradition of the Ludwig Black Beauty carries on as the ultimate snare drum in the industry.


  • P85 Strainer
  • Imperial Lugs
  • Smooth Seamless Brass Shell
  • Triple Flange Hoops

Model# LB416