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2009 Ludwig Drum Co. Gold Triumphal anniversary snare drums (1st shipment)

...with a stack of "Gold Triumphal" 100th anniversary snare drums, custom made for Ludwig Drum Co. / USA (2009)

Shells, hardware, engraving patterns and finishing options - basing on a more than hundred years old drum making tradition!

Years of hands-on experience in the restoration and study of original vintage snare drums (SLINGERLAND Black Beauties, numerous LUDWIG DeLuxes and LEEDY Black Elites, DRESDNER APPARATEBAU orchestra snare drums, to name just a few), belonging to internationally renowned collectors, museums and classic orchestras and my personal experience as a drummer gave me the opportunity and the incentive to start my own drum making business.

AK drum shells are characterized by their unique bearing edges (folded back to the body of the drum and soldered / a construction technique that disappeared in the late 30s / early 40s of the last century) and the innumerable possibilities for surface refinement in combination with individual hand engraving.

Engraving is usually based on traditional designs but, of course, I can also engrave any modern design required by the customer.
For drummers looking for tradition and individuality – one of a kind in sound and style!

100% handcrafted in-house
100% passion
100% AK

all the best,
Adrian Kirchler