This is a used kit, but in extremely good shape. It was well taken care of by the previous owner and sounds massive!
Legacy Maple Series
As Ludwig's flagship professional drum line, Legacy Maple is a decidedly modern twist on our vintage shell formula. This is shell design came to prominence in 1968 marking the second generation of the iconic Ludwig 3-Ply shell formula. It was a short-lived design lasting only until 1976 but captured on some of music's most iconic performances. This would influence a massive cult following in the years to that followed, prompting its return to the forefront of Ludwig's professional line of drums. A cult-classic sound that offers a bright presence, full-body low-end, and exceptional focus.
Select from a range of popular Standard Outfits or custom tailor your kit through The Ludwig Outfitter. Hand-crafted at Ludwig USA in Monroe, NC.
1/16" Maple Outer Ply, 1/8" Poplar Core Ply, 1/16" Maple Inner Ply with 1/4" Solid Maple Reinforcement Rings.
The key to Legacy's classic tone begins with a cross-laminated American Poplar center ply to lend focus to the vibrant resonance of inner/outer Maple plies. This unique shell combination is further stabilized by a specially-rounded bearing edge with single-ply reinforcement rings.
30 Degree inner cut with a 1/4" radius round over
Producing a pure, well-rounded sonic footprint, Legacy Series revives the distinctive sound that set the standard for popular music throughout the 20th Century.
Ludwig's 3-ply shell formula was unveiled in 1923; at the time touted as being built "...in accordance with the recognized correct principles used in the manufacture of airplanes." This classic construction evolved into a sound that captured the attention of generations of drummers.
The 3-ply Legacy Maple formula was implemented in 1968 to compliment settings demanding greater volume and projection. The result was the Classic Ludwig sound augmented with more focus and presence.