Of course, these two books are essential for anyone interested in vintage drums:
- Mike Curotto's Vintage Snare Drums - The Curotto Collection: Volume 1: Rare American-Made 1900s to 1940s
- John Aldridge's Guide to Vintage Drums. Also check out John's engraving services (he does Ludwig's special edition engraving)
Ludwig: The Ludwig Book - A Business History and Dating Guide Book and The Making of a Drum Company: The Autobiography of William E. Ludwig II. Also check out History of The Ludwig Drum Company for purely historical information about the company.
Rogers: The Rogers Book
Slingerland: The Slingerland Book
Leedy: The Complete History Of The Leedy Drum Company
Gretsch: Gretsch Drums: The Legacy of That Great Gretsch Sound