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Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum - Acrolite Snare Drum History - Ludwig Acrolite

"The Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum"

This is a page from the Spring of 1962 Ludwig Drummer Magazine with the announcememnt of the NEW Acrolite Snare Drum!

This is a flyer announcement that was in a 1962 Ludwig Catalog!

The Ludwig Acrolite in the 1963 New Product Catalog. This is the first generation Acro with the orange peel finish.

The Ludwig Acrolite 1963/1964 Catalog

1966-67 Ludwig Catalog

1971 Ludwig Catalog

1973-74 Ludwig Catalog

1975 Ludwig Catalog

1980 Ludwig Catalog


1984-85 Ludwig Catalog
The Acrolite gets the new powder coating to the aluminum shell.

1989 Ludwig Catalog

1991 and 1992 Mentions the Acrolite, but no photo of it.

1993/1994 Ludwig Catalog. This drum is called the "Blackrolite" by most vintage collectors. Also called the "Black Galaxy" finish.
Ludwig goes to the black powder coating and the Black and White Badge



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This web site is not affiliated with the Ludwig Drum Company. It is an informational web site for the documentation of the Acrolite Snare Drum. Also called an Acro. We have a large collection of literature, articles and photos of this model snare drum. The Acrolite Snare Drum history section will document the drum from the early 60's version to the newer Acrolite still being made by Ludwig.

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