A matte aluminum finish (no grey powder coating) sixties Acrolite in good condition for a 50+ year old drum. Keystone badge serial # 173813. (SJ inventory lot). There are scratches on the aluminum shell, some very minor pitting on the lugs, some minor pitting and tarnish on the bottom hoop, three small dents in the shell that can be rubber hammered out (I can do it or you can do it), and some rust on some of the tension rods. The keystone badge is also bent which can be corrected. All parts are original except for the snare wires are new generic, some of the tension rods are not original, and the heads are not original. The drum sounds great. All parts are in working order. A good deal on a classic drum. Please look at the pics carefully. This is a used drum for less than half the price of a new one. Shipping fee is to U.S. only. Includes full insurance.
The shell is the same aluminum shell as a Supraphonic model.
From the Ludwig site, " Introduced as an instruction snare for students in 1963, the Ludwig Acrolite quickly gained renown through the music world for the instrument's dry, aggressive "crack" and became a favorite among rock drummers. Made from a single aluminum sheet in a matte finish and housed in 2.3mm triple-flanged chrome hoops and bowtie lugs, the Acrolite is a durable piece of equipment with a refined edge. The 5x14 model benefits from a shallower depth with high sensitivity and a focused, sharp attack. The original 1960s models feature the famous Ludwig Keystone badge.