WFL DRUMS 1958 MAHOGANY / POPLAR / MAHOHANY VINTAGE 3 PIECE DRUM KIT, WHITE MARINE PEARL (PRE-LOVED)
Here we have a 61 year old WFL Drums Mahogany / Poplar / Mahogany 3 piece drum kit. The Name WFL started up in 1937 when the Ludwig Family sold the Ludwig name to C.G. Conn. William F Ludwig decided to start up a new factory in 1937 bearing his initials. By 1955 The Ludwig family bought back the Ludwig name and Trademark from Conn. They then slowly transitioned the name back to Ludwig. This kit from 1958 is badged WFL Drums with the keystone badge which bares the Ludwig name and made in Chicago lettering at the bottom of the badge.
This kit from 1958 has some of the most iconic features associated with the late 50’s early 60’s era of Ludwig. The kit has Nickel on Brass fittings which have aged beautifully. The shell is the incredible and iconic sounding Mahogany / Poplar / Mahogany shell which recently Ludwig have recreated for their flagship Legacy Series. The finish is White Marine Pearl, this has yellowed over the years but the ageing is very consistent across the set. All the fittings, components and finish are original, the internal tone controls are in excellent condition too!
If you are looking for the sound that started it all, this is the shell spec you will be looking for and this kit is extremely rare especially in this kind of condition. The set is all date stamped 1958.
We normally re-head kits that arrive in to the shop but this kit just sounds so good we have left it exactly as it is. We will supply a new set of Remo Vintage A drum heads to the new owner and we have fitted a new Remo Display head bearing the WFL Drums logo which is exactly how the kit would have looked in 1958. There are also some original heads included, these are very played out but they certainly add a nice bit of history to the kit.
Sonically this kit can still hold its own against anything. The new owner will not be disappointed.
13 x 9 Tom
16 x 16 Floor Tom
22 x 14 Bass Drum
White Marine Pearl Wrap
Mahogany / Poplar / Mahogany Shells
Made in 1958 and date stamped
Nickle on Brass Fittings
Made in Chicago
Comes with some original heads and will be supplied with a new set of Remo Vintage A heads.
PreLoved - For 61 years this is in great shape. Fully original, expected signs of ageing which give the kit an even more authentic look.