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Here are the catalog scans for Ludwig Snare Drums from the Ludwig Drum Company. The years listed below are on this page in order. World War II was from 1938 - 1945
1911 - 1912 - 1914 - 1918 - 1919
1923 - 1924 - 1926 - 1927 - 1928 - 1928 - 1929
1930 - 1932 - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939
1940 - 1941 - 1948 - 1949
1950 - 1951 - 1953 - 1955 - 1957
1960 - 1962 - 1964 - 1967 - 1968
1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1977
1980 - 1982 - 1984 - 1989
1991 - 1992 - 1994 - 1998

1911 Ludwig Snare Drums Catalog

1912 Ludwig Snare Drums Catalog


   
   


1914 Ludwig & Ludwig


 
1918 Ludwig & Ludwig


 

1919 Ludwig & Ludwig



 
1923 Ludwig Snare Drums


   
   
 
   

1924 D Ludwig Snare Drums


     

1926 Ludwig Snare Drums


     

1927 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums



   

1928 Ludwig Snare Drums

The blue cover is the January 1st, 1928 catalog and the yellowish cover is a dealer catalog/flyer that was mailed to 1700 dealers 2/1/1928



     
     

1928 Ludwig Snare Drums
This is dated September 15th, 1928

     
     

1929 Ludwig Snare Drums

(missing the cover shot!)
     
     


1930 Ludwig Snare Drums


     
     


1932 Ludwig Snare Drums


     
     
     


1933 Ludwig Snare Drums


     
     
     
   

1934 Ludwig Snare Drums

     
     
     
   

1935 Ludwig & Ludwig


   
   
   

1936 Ludwig & Ludwig


   
   
   

1937 Ludwig & Ludwig Catalog
     

1937 WFL Twin Sensitive Models

This is a 2 page dealer letter announcing these snare drums!
     
  The Dixieland Snare Drum The Pearl Swing Snare Drum
  The Swing Snare Drum The All Metal Snare Drum
  The All Metal Snare Drum The Swing Snare Drum
     
Twin Strainer Sensitive Model
   
Single Strainer Sensitive Model
   

1938 Ludwig & Ludwig Catalog


     

1939 WFL Catalog

     
     
     


1939-1940A Ludwig & Ludwig


Super Ludwig Snare Drum
Ludwig Standard Snare Drum
     
Super Swing Models
Ludwig School Band
Ludwig Marching Snare Drums
Standard Swing Models
Ludwig Pioneer
     
The inside copyright says 1939, catalog cover says 1940
Junior Parade Drum
   

1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums

Super Ludwig Snare Drum
Universal Concert Snare Drum
     
Modern Bi-Tone Snare Drum
Marching Snare Drums
Marching Snare drum
Universal Snare Drum
   
Pioneer Snare Drum
   
Junior Snare Drum
   

1941 WFL Snare Drums

Solo Artist Twin Strainer
Solo Artist Single Strainer
Twin Sensitive Hollywood
     
All American Swing Models
Symphonic Concert Models
Professional and Swing
Concert Parade Drum
   
   
     

1942 WFL Drum Sets
   
   

1948 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums
     

1948 WFL Snare Drums

Compacto Snare Drum
Buddy Rich Super Classic
Ray McKinley Snare Drum
     

1949 WFL Snare Drums

Buddy Rich Super Classic
Ray McKinley Snare Drum
Compacto Snare Drum
     
Parade Snare Drums

1950 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums

     
     

1951 Leedy & Ludwig Catalog
 

Broadway Floating Head Drum-
Broadway New Era Head Drum -
Broadway Concert King Floating Head Drum
The Reliance - The Utility - The Nifty

1953 Leedy & Ludwig Catalog

 

   

1953 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums

     
     
     


1955-1956 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums
     
     
     


1957 Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Drums
     
     
     

1960 Ludwig Catalog (copyright 1959)


1960 Ludwig Snare Drums
Super Ludwig Metal Snare Drum Ludwig Super Classic Snare Drum Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare Drum
  Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum
    Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum
    Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum
     
 
Ludwig Jazz Combo Snare Drum
Ludwig Las Vegas Snare Drum
Ludwig DownBeat Snare Drum
Ludwig Porto Pak Snare Drum

1962 Ludwig Catalog (Copyright 1961)

1962 Ludwig Snare Drums
Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare Drum   Super Ludwig 400 Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Super Classic Snare Drum Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare Drum Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum
Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum
Ludwig Jazz Combo Snare Drum
    Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum
    Ludwig DownBeat Snare Drum

1964 Ludwig Catalog (Copyright 1963)

1964 Ludwig Snare Drums
Super Sensitive Snare Drum   Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum
Ludwig Super Classic Snare Drum Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare Drum Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum
     
     

1967 Ludwig Catalog (copyright 1966)
  
1967-1 and 1967 Ludwig Snare Drums
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum Super Sensitive Snare Drum  
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum
Ludwig Super Classic Snare Drum Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum
     
   
 
1968

1971-1 Ludwig Catalog 

1971-1 Ludwig Snare Drums
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum Super Sensitive Snare Drum  
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum
Ludwig Super Classic Snare Drum Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum
     
 
Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum    
Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum    
Ludwig DownBeat Snare Drum    
Ludwig Jazz Combo Snare Drum    

1971


1973 Ludwig Drum Company


1973 Ludwig Snare Drums
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum Super Sensitive Snare Drum  
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum  
Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum  

1973 Ludwig Vistalite Snare Drums

Ludwig Vistalite Snare Drums

1975 Ludwig Catalog (copyright 1974)

1975 Ludwig Snare Drums
Super Sensitive Snare Drum   Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum  
Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum  

The 1975 and 1975-1 catalogs had slight differences. The Auditorium and the
School Festival both had 15" models which were removed in the 1975-1

1975-1 Ludwig Drum Company (Copyright 1974)

1975 Ludwig Snare Drums
Super Sensitive Snare Drum   Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Symphonic Snare Drum  
Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum Ludwig School Festival Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Auditorium Snare Drum  
  Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum  

1977 Ludwig Black Beauty

Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drums
The Ludwig Black Beauty
Black Beauty Super Sensitive
Ludwig Supra-Phonic

1980 Ludwig Drum Company (copyright 1978)

1980 Ludwig Snare Drums
Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drums Super Sensitive Snare Drum Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum Ludwig Rock Concert Snare Drum  
Ludwig Piccolo Snare Drum Ludwig Combo Snare Drum  

1982 Ludwig Drum Catalog

Ludwig Hammered Bronze Snare Drum
Ludwig Hammered Chrome Snare Drum
Ludwig Rock/Concert Snare Drum
Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum
Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare Drum
Ludwig Coliseum Snare Drum

1984 Ludwig Drum Company Catalog

1984 Ludwig Snare Drums
  Super Sensitive Snare Drum Hammered Bronze Snare Drum
  Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum Hammered Chrome Snare Drum
    Smooth Bronze Snare Drum
     
Ludwig Coliseum Snare Drum Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum  
Ludwig Slotted Coliseum Snare Drum Ludwig S/L Snare Drum  
Rock/Concert Series Snare Drum    

1989 Ludwig Drum Company

1989 Ludwig Snare Drums
     
  Ludwig Bronze Series Ludwig Metal Series
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum
     
 

Ludwig Classic Series

   
Ludwig Coliseum Snare Drum Ludwig Rocker Series  
Ludwig Slotted Coliseum Snare Drum    
Rock/Concert Series Snare Drum    

1991

Ludwig Bronze Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Metal Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Classic Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Rocker Series Snare Drums

1992
Ludwig Bronze Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Metal Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Classic Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Rocker Series Snare Drums

1994
Ludwig Bronze Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Metal Series Snare Drums
Ludwig Aluminum Snare Drums
Ludwig Black Beauty
Ludwig Classic Series
Ludwig Super Classic
 

1998

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