Dating ludwig drums by serial


22-Mar-2019 19:47

(For detailed information on inspecting and authenticating vintage drums, see ““) The explanation of the cause of so large a discrepancy came unexpectedly during one of my conversations with Mr.

Ludwig when he happened to mention this to me, “Once in a while we found a misplaced box of badges that was overlooked and sitting around the factory for a couple of years.

(Continued from page 2) The next Chart #2 gives an overview of the serial number sequence as it progressed from one year to the next.

We didn’t try to keep the boxes in order or try to install badges in order by serial numbers.

Ludwig 1960’s Serial Number Time Chart #2 DATE SERIAL NUMBER 1960 to late 1963……………………………no serial numbers 1964………………………………………………………0 – 133,000 1965……………………………………………133,000 – 266,000 1966…………………………………………..

266,000 – 399,000 1967……………………………………………399,000 – 532,000 1968……………………………………………532,000 – 665,000 1969……………………………………………665,000 – 798,000* To understand the cause of discrepancies, let’s go back in time to the Ludwig factory of the 1960’s.

I never dreamed I’d be talking to you now about all of this 35 years later.” © Copyright 2002 Vintage Drum Center, Inc.

I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum.The manufacturing division at Ludwig was divided into two basic departments: the wood shop and final assembly.



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