Drum #115-13F "Heart Rhythms"
Size: 13.5 inch diameter head
Height: 23.5 inches
Weight: 9.5 pounds
Skin: Pakistan goat skin (medium thick spine centered)
Price: $960 Plus shipping
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($70 extra)
This is the 13th drum in my F-series 13.5 diameter drums.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The four inside layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir wood.
The outside layer is made from Curly Maple. The laminates were flip-flopped to give some pleasing mirror images of the wood grains. The wood grains give off wavy and/or tiger stripe pattern appearances from different angles of light reflection.
Six Spanish purple heart hearts are in-laid around the drum. The joints are v-grooved with an ivory colored wood filler. The digital photo just doesn’t do justice to this beautiful drum.
The steel anchor band and tuning hooks were electro-plated with polished brass.
The tuning nuts, Thread Caps, and hold-down band are solid brass.
I form every thing in my shop except the electroplating. There are approximately 45 man-hours spread over a month to make this kind of drum.
The sound qualities are super. A rich and deep sounding bass, wonderful tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots.
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