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Old 12-04-2014, 08:35 PM
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Default Ludwig Legacy Mahagony

Read on another forum that these were at the PASIC show.

Probably be announced at the upcoming NAMM. Really interested to hear what these sound like. I suspect they'll be a bit pricey though.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Legacy Mahagony

With the renewed popularity of mahogany I think will be a good addition to the Legacy line. I would also like to see maple/poplar/mahogany shell like the late 60's, early 70's clear interior wrapped shells.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, I'm interested as well. Maybe Bermuda can chime in with some inside information.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Legacy Mahagony

Not that it's too critical, but mahogany is such a broadly applied description these days, the characteristics may well cover a very wide spectrum.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:54 PM
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Mahogany makes good ukuleles.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:22 PM
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Here ya go.
Nice addition to the line.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:30 PM
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I'd love to hear those!
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:37 PM
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My guess would be either African or Honduran mahogany, used. I think the lay up is an outer and inner layer 1/16th inch thick, and a poplar core layer 1/8th inch thick.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:46 AM
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Might be just that picture, but that's extraordinarily light for mahogany.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:56 AM
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Not too light if they use "real" mahogany like Cuban (Swietenia mahogani) or Honduran (Swietenia macrophylla).
I remember Yamaha using Honduran (also known as broad leaved mahogany) and looking inside the shells, they pretty much had the same color as in the picture showed above. I guess young wood from plantations.

Several drum builder use Sapelli (Entandrophragma cylindricum) or Khaya ( Khaya spp., also know as african m.) and sell it calling it mahogany, hence the confusion, they are darker in color.

However, true mahogany will darken when old.

And then there are dozen of other species sold using the same name. Does it make a difference soundwise? I bet so.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:36 AM
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My guess would be either African or Honduran mahogany, used. I think the lay up is an outer and inner layer 1/16th inch thick, and a poplar core layer 1/8th inch thick.
And solid maple rings.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:48 AM
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I wish I had more info, but I haven't seen these yet.

IF they're making the shells the way they used to, with Mahogany on the inside as well, they will be winners! The '50/'60s was a classic era for the Ludwig sound, and I'd love to see it come back with the benefits of today's engineering.

Guess I'll see them at NAMM!

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Old 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
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Hmmm

Ludwig kit (probably not a press release) with DW hardware??

Who could be using or playing such a (prototype?) kit?

These would surpass my desire for CM and Legacy instantly. Mahogany is my fav tone wood. Had one of those Gretsch Purewoods and it was unreal.

Why I sold it, I'll never understand. Stoopid me.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:56 PM
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:08 AM
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Keller has been making mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells with maple re-rings for a while. They are great and duplicate the vintage Ludwig sound very well. I had Precision drum make me a 10" to match my 1966 Ludwigs and it is a great drum. If these Ludwigs are anything like the Kellers, I would say they would be definitely worth considering. I'd be happy to own an entire kit built with these shells. Its the old vibe, using shells made with today's quality standards. Here's my thread about the 10":

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...g+reproduction
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:57 PM
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Mahogany makes good ukuleles.
Makes good drums also, Mahogany has a nice deep tone.
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