Ludwig's are awesome. You said you have a mutt kit now, so not sure what your budget is for this set. If you don't have one, I'd say go Classic Maple all the way.
Accent CS is a good line to start. Skip the accent combo's, that's what I have and I wish I paid the extra $100 or so for the CS line. One of my floor toms is an Accent CS and it's really good with G2 batter and G1 reso.
Set 1: Self built custom drum set
Set 2: Ludwig Accent
Cymbals: Meinl Byzance Traditional, Meinl Byzance Jazz