This is a serious drummers drum. The Ludwig Black Beauties were originally introduced in the 1920’s and later reintroduced in the 1970’s. They are made from a single,solid sheet of brass that is spun into a seamless one piece shell. The have a gun metal mirrored finish and and are known for their classic beauty and their brilliant sound. This 5"x14" features a smooth shell and P85 snare strainer.