I'll take a shot in the dark and say that it'll run around 2K minimum. Looks too pretty to play, but it'd love to take a whack at it.
Word on Drumsmith was that the list was about $7000 with very little margin for discount.
If you really want an AK drum (they are phenomenal; I have a Craviotto Diamond Series and it's also an AK shell) you should go through Adrian direct and save some money.
I don't know if anyone else noticed this but....
the Ludwig Gold Triumphal has it's own web domain: http://www.goldtriumphal.com/
Yes the price has got be prohibitive for most players (like me). But more than that, as another poster pointed out - where would you feel safe gigging with it? Probably just a recording session in a nice studio with heavy security. Then hardly anybody sees this wonderful piece of audio-visual jewelry. Will it sound like a $7k drum?
It's like being married to Halle Berry, dressing her in a bikini and bringing her into a bar, expecting no one to make a move while you aren't looking. The word that comes to mind is 'ostentatious'.
Beautiful drum but only of ultimate value for the Nigel Tufnel drum collector ("You mustn't touch it...NO don't look at it")
Personally I think it's an ugly drum. When I look at it I feel absolutely nothing. If I was at someone's house and they took it out to show it to me I'd feel rather embarassed for them. Big deal. I'm in no way impressed.