The Stradivarius of Kettle Drums!

The Stradivarius of Kettle Drums! 

Help a Grammy-nominated "Best New Classical Artist" bring home the last set of LUDWIG / GUNTER RINGER timpani ever crafted!

"Since my days at Juilliard, I've dreamed of owning Ludwig/Ringer timpani. Gunter Ringer made it possible to produce a crystal clear tone as well as a rumbling roar from the same instrument. The fact that these Ringers were the last ever built, dating from a lineage that began in 1945, is amazing!”

Recently discovered, these historical instruments sat buried and unplayed in their original shipping crates unbeknown for decades. 

“Being a dear friend to the Ludwig family and a proud endorser of Ludwig/Musser instruments for over thirty years, The Ludwig Drum Company generously availed these drums to me at a price well under their cost to manufacture them. A devoted patron kindly financed the immediate purchase of these spectacular drums affording me time to raise the money for reimbursement.” 

“Upholding the tradition of Gunter Ringer’s craftsmanship and the Ludwig Drum Company would be my privilege.”

- Brian Slawson
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 25 mos
  • Paige Sturgis 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 41 mos
  • Sidney Crouch 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Hugh Normile 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Carole Gatto 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
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Brian Slawson 
Merritt Island, FL
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