Drum #122-27D"Red Meranti"
Size: 12 inch diameter head
Skin: Pakistan goat skin (medium thick spine centered)
Price: $600 Plus shipping
Carrying case: Custom case 70$ extra
This is the 27thdrum in my D-series 12 inch diameter drums.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside finished layers are made from Red Meranti wood. This wood comes from West Malaysia. The wood has a beautiful rich natural red color similar maybe to old growth red wood.
The inside 3 layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir for added strength.
I managed a very fine finish using 10 rubbed on coats of Polyurethane diluted with 20% thinner and topped with a coat of wax.
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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