Welcome to the world of Ludwig-Musser Percussion. Ludwig-Musser represents the finest quality and sound in percussion instruments today from a company that has been making instruments and accessories in the USA for decades. Ludwig is “The Most Famous Name on Drums” since 1909 and Musser is “First in Class” for mallet percussion since 1948.
Ludwig & Musser aren’t just brand names, they’re people. William F. Ludwig Sr. & William F. Ludwig II were gifted percussionists and astute businessmen who were innovators in the world of percussion. Clair Omar Musser was a visionary mallet percussionist, composer, designer, engineer and leader who founded the Musser Company which became the American leader in mallet instruments. Both companies originated in the Chicago area. They joined forces in the 1960’s and originated the concept of “Total Percussion."
We have a dedicated staff of craftsmen and marketing professionals that are sensitive to the needs of the percussionist. Many on our staff are active percussionists today and have that same passion for excellence in design, quality and performance as did our founders. We are proud to be an American company competing in a global economy.
Musser Marimbas, Xylophones, Chimes, Bells, & Vibraphones are available in a wide range of sizes and models to completely satisfy the needs of beginners, schools, universities and professionals. With a choice of hammered copper, smooth copper or fiberglass bowls, Ludwig Timpani always deliver the full rich sound that generations of timpanists have come to expect from Ludwig. 100% Maple Concert Bass Drums, Concert Toms and Snare Drums offer the distinctive tone, projection and clarity that our reputation is built on. Student percussion is another area where Ludwig-Musser excels. Ludwig Educational Kits combine quality and sound to give the student a great start.