The drums are a matched set all dated July 26th 1960. The floor tom did not come with the set and was added later, it is also an original Ludwig and dated November 4th 1960.Sizes are 20'Bass, 16X16 Floor Tom, 13' Mounted Tom, and a rare 3X13 Piccolo Snare. I will describe the matched set first.
The wrap is tight with excellent tight seams, vibrant in color. Mahogany shells with maple rings on the snare and mounted tom, maple on the bass, no extra holes , the dual cymbal mount on the bass drum is original to the set. Shells are in excellent condition, berring edges look excellent and smooth, transition badges look great. Still has many of the original "playonplastic" ludwig heads original to the set.All drum hardware is nickel plated and original, nickel over brass rings, all in good condition. The snare tension rods are pictured in chrome but I recently found the original nickle rods and put them back on so it's all original including the snare wires. Now for the floor tom. It was added to the set later, maple shell, the wrap is tight but has a good amount yellowing on half of it that I always just kept facing back. Has a couple of hairline cracks in the wrap at the muffler knob, the tension rods on the bottom are newer but all other hardware is nickel.
There are three extra holes hidden very well behind a leg mounts and are sealed inside by the original large washers, newer ludwig leg mounts were installed at one point but then put back to original. The set looks its age and overall I would say player grade but nice, not mint by any means. The set comes with all of its original cymbal stands in fair but excellent working condition, original WFL hi-hat and bass drum pedal, vintage drum bags and hardware case. Only the hi-hat cymbals are included, they are Zil Co. All other cymbals were for pictures only and are not included.
Please feel free with any questions. The item "RARE Original 1960 Ludwig OYSTER PINK PEARL Drum Set RARE" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2016.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits". The seller is "edo800" and is located in Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.