Ludwig question

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
If I have the serial numbers on a set of Monroe-made Ludwig maple classics, could I get in touch with the company and they give me info on them (Year made, original finish, etc.)? Do they keep these kinds of records?
 

KarlCrafton

Platinum Member
Any specific questions?

General stuff: The shell should have a stamp of the date (ex. my CM's have 307, March 2007).
Anything else with the CM shell would be in the current literature.
Classic Maple has the shell info in the PDF catalogs too.

Super Classics were 4 ply with Maple (inner/outer, and "select hardwood" 2ply core).
My Super Classics have 109 (Jan 1990)
 

Rotarded

Senior Member
Serial numbers on Monroe badged drums were not recorded by Ludwig. They cannot be used to date the drum(s).
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Serial numbers on Monroe badged drums were not recorded by Ludwig. They cannot be used to date the drum(s).
Got it.

There's a stamp on the inside of the kick drum and floor tom, but the year is sort of smudged, but I think the year inside the kick is 2010. The serial numbers both start with 34782xx, so they are really close in number. However, there is no sticker on the inside. From what I understand, there was only a floor tom and a kick made for this "set."
 
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