Tyman345 wrote:hey my dads buddy back in 79' wanted a ludwig blue vistalight but he found out that they were disscontinued. well just like last month he found a blue vistalight for 500$ from 1979.. its in amazing condition.. and it sounds great!! i just wanted to hear what people thought about the ludwigs and how rare this find is. and if you would sell one for that low of a price
The blue and clear vistalite kits are the most common colors. You can check ebay and find out that a blue kit in "fair" to "good" condition can be found for under $1000 without a snare drum. Please realize that a very good to mint condition kit will cost you more than $1000. Right now is a good time to buy on ebay because it is a buyers market and vistalite kits are not selling very much. So you may find a deal if you look closely at the market.
I personally own a Green "Big Beat" Vistalite kit (14x22, 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, & 5x14 snare). The kit is from 1972/73 it is an early version kit. They sound very cool, it really has that 70's sound when tuned up. I don't play them very much because I really love the sound of my 1979 Gretsch kit better. But my fist kit was a blue vistalite and I knew I had to have this kit when I found it in 1997. Over the last year I have listed the kit on ebay a few times but no one wanted the kit for my bottom line asking price of $1899. BTW the green vistalite is the rarest of all solid colors because there were only 52 kits made by Ludwig. Anyhow, being a modest drum collector/player means I know what this kit is worth, so for now I am sitting on it until the market changes or someone make a reasonable offer near my current asking price.
Anyhow, I hope you find that magical vistalite kit.