Ludwig / Pioneer Snare / 5 x 14 / Aged Maple stain (1962)
First appearing in the Ludwig 1960 catalogue, the Pioneer has for years maintained a cult following, especially among studio drummers. Its 6-lug design provides an open tone, and Pioneer's warm, fat, vintage crack has an unmistakably mid-century vibe.
This 1963 aged maple stain snare is in excellent condition. It has a pre-serial Keystone badge, nickel hardware, original P83 throw-off, baseball bat muffler, and gorgeous bearing edges. The top head is a vintage Remo Ambassador, with a Remo diplomat snare side head. New snare wire. This snare looks to have been refinished, and looks incredibly classy.