Drum #117-14F "Zebra Wood"
Size: 13.5 inch diameter head
Height: 23.5 inches
Weight: 9.5 pounds
Skin: Pakistan goat skin (medium thick spine centered)
Price: $1200 Plus shipping
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case Included
This is the 14th 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 African Zebra wood. I found a Zebra wood board that had a wonderful grain pattern. When the strips were cut for the outside layer I was able to get some outstanding mirror imaged patterns by inverting every other laminate. The carrying handle is laminated from the same wood including two strips of Purple Heart wood with purple heart plugs for the handle attachment .
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 50 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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