israel della noce

Junior Member
Hi, I'm new here. I'm a drummer from Brazil and I would like to know if someone can tell me how can I identify a Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum. There are some Ludwig snare drums for sale in Brazil and all the sellers tells me "this is a real Black Beaty", but I'm not shure. How can I really know? Is there a serial number or another tips?


Silver Member
There are so many incarnations/sizes. Black plating is kind of a tip-off.

When was the drum made? What are you looking for? I'm guessing it's not an engraved BB from the early 1900's... but what is HE saying it is?