Ludwig "Red Ripple" Vistalite 6.5" x 14" Prototype Snare - Bun E. Carlos-owned
This is a one-of-a-kind Ludwig Vistalite. The finish is called "Red Ripple". To our knowledge, it never made it past the prototype stage. Most prototypes were experimental drums that Ludwig would take to trade shows to “test the waters” before going into production. Bun E. Carlos was a big fan of prototype Ludwigs so when he visited the factory, he often left with several prototypes.
This drum was part of Bun E. Carlos' huge Ludwig collection. We acquired it through Don Bennett, who was commissioned to sell a part of Bun's collection in 2017. Bun autographed the batter head and hand wrote a letter of authenticity. Both are included. No case included.
- Serial: 3152207
- Condition: Excellent
- Size: 6.5"×14"
- Shell: Textured Acrylic (Ripple)
- Badge: Blue/Olive
- Lugs: Long "Bowtie" lugs
- Rims: Triple flange