This is the same shell used by Ludwig for the legendary Black Beauty snares of the '20s and '30s. This particular drum has been "upgraded" with matching nickel-plated triple-flanged hoops, a 3-point strainer, a Slingerland double muffler, and what appears to be some kind of clip to hold a drum key. The heads and snare wires have also been replaced.This drum is clean in and in very good working order. Extra holes have been drilled for the 3-point strainer, butt plate, muffler, and drum key clip. There are scuffs, scratches, dings, and dents (including the bearing edge - see photos), but the drum tunes up very well and has a nice patina.