LUDWIG 4 octave Grand Apollo portable marimba

Here's a very nice 1940s LUDWIG 4 octave Grand Apollo model # 8-364 portable marimba. 49 First quality Honduras rosewood bars 2 1/8" to 1 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick. C-28 to C-76. Total length is 66 inches, width at lower end 33" and height is 34". weight is 85 pounds. This is Ludwig's completely new design from end to end embodying a new principle of assembly which eliminates all screws, bolts, wing nuts and other small parts. You can set up his instrument in 2 -3 minutes and it breaks down into very manageable sections. Scientifically tuned with vastly improved tonal qualities over the earlier models and finished in a new two-tone enamel finish. 4 solid rubber casters with 2 of them having a breaking device operated by a slight pressure of the foot.
Very fine condition with no structural issues. Bars are in tune and in very good condition. From a smoke free environment.

Listing created Jul 7, 2021

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