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Vintage 1941 Ludwig Top Hat Cane Drumset - £6200

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condition: excellent
delivery available
make/manufacturer: Ludwig
model name/number: Top Hat Cane Drumset

Ludwig "Top Hat & Cane" 1941 Drumset
SIZE:
11" x 7"
13" x 9"
16" x 14"
28" x14"
7" x 14" snare
CONDITION:
The Ludwig and Ludwig Top Hat & Cane "Swing Sensation" drumset was produced for one year only in 1941. It was considered to be the absolute pinnacle of the drum set industry at the time. The best that money could buy! To date, fewer than 15 of these sets are known to exist in the entire world. The Ludwig Top Hat & Cane set is considered by collectors to be the rarest and most sought after production drum set ever made.
The condition of this set, made in April of 1941 is excellent. The finish has yellowed slightly. There are four round brown stains on the finish of the bass drum. These are caused by the rubber feet of the rail assembly resting on the top of the drum. These correspond with the rubber feet on the rack and are not visible when the rack is in place. These are very typical of drums that used this type of rack. Four of these stains are not visible when the rack is in place as the feet cover the stains. Apparently the rack was used in more than one position at sometime during it’s 70 plus years.
The hardware shows some minor pitting and scratching, typical of a drum of this age, but is still shiny and clean. The shells and edges are excellent with no cracks, holes or dents. All parts are original and in excellent condition. Non-original legs and mounts have been added to the 16" floor tom to replace the original "basket" style stand. The inlay on the bottom half of one bass drum hoop is a reproduction, professionally tinted to match the slightly antiqued finish of the rest of the set.
The set includes the following drums. All mounting hardware is included.
11" x 7"
13" x 9"
16" x 14"
28" x14"
7" x 14" snare
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