Ludwig Keystone Acrolite 14x5 Snare Drum (1967)
Our Thoughts: Ludwig Acrolites are a great choice for pro players wanting a dry cracking snare. The Acrolites pre-1979 had shells made with anodized aluminium and post-1980 used powdercoated aluminium. This results in slightly more resonance from the shell, however, it is very subtle. These snares are incredibly versatile, lending to whatever the player needs, responding well to any heads you throw on them. Currently we have a Kentville Drums kangaroo hide head on this one which is giving us a warm and dry attack that sits very nicely with our other vintage gear, bordering on a more modern snare sound, sitting somewhere wonderfully in between. We'd keep it if we could!
Model: Acrolite Snare Drum
Dimensions: 14" x 5"
Made In: North Carolina, USA
Shell Construction: 1.6mm Seamless Aluminium
Hoops: 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged
Batter Head: Kentville Drums Kangaroo Hide
Resonant Head: Evans Level 360 Snare Side 300
Condition Notes: No major scratches or dings. Shell is in round. Chrome is in decent condition with some pitting on the hoops and throw-off, would be pretty straight-forward to polish. Aluminium shell is in good condition with no rust. Throw-off and internal dampener work fine. Some rust on tension rods but lugs are quite clean and it tunes up easily. Overall, it is in good condition.