Choosing a finish will kill you. It's real fun, but soooo many choices. There are many nice lacquer finishes, FWIW. Really no right answer.Hello...I'm in process of ordering Ludwig Classic Maple Kit...Tough deciding what color to go with but thinking of what Ludwig has for an option, Vintage Black Oyster Pearl...Thay also have a Black Oyster Pearl.?. Anyone know the basic difference between these two wraps.?.They've also got Mod Citrus Sparkle, which looks to be an option they've just started offering, lately...The Cherry/Gum Element SE's look very cool in Citrus Mod...But does anyone have any idea about the Mod Citrus Sparkle.?.Is it the same as Element wrap.?...
It's worth hitting a Ludwig dealer/rep to look at samples and check out the options. There are some very cool wraps out there, which I think has to do with the wrap manufacturers fining a "safe" way to may some of those blue/black oyster finishes, as well as the "psychedelic" finishes.
There's a Vintage Black Oyster, which is really neat.... as well as a not-so-vintage black oyster, which looks like camouflage (real, ugly IMHO).
As for the new glass glitter finishes, there's at least a Citrus Mod glass glitter, and a Psych red GG. These are different than the wraps on the Element SE's. Hop on eBay and search for "ludwig" and "mod". You'll find at least something in Citrus Mod GG (as of 5 minutes ago). That'll give you an idea as to what it looks like. Looks like a sugar coating!