Originally introduced in 1963 as a student drum, the Ludwig Acrolite quickly became the choice of pro players in need of dry, cracking snare tone. Ludwig is proud to re-introduce Acrolite in its original splendor; with a seamless, beaded, brushed-aluminum shell. Made in Monroe, NC. USA and featuring chrome Classic dual snare lugs, P85 strainer, and Blue/Olive Badge. Made in Monroe, NC. USA and featuring their iconic Blue/Olive Badge.