The finish layer on this drum is made from a nice piece of Coco Bolo wood. The wood is full of beautifully grained patterns with deep reds, dark oranges and shades of black grains. I was able to get some really nice mirror-image patterns out of it. The joints are v-grooved giving a nice paneling effect to the finished layer. The shell is made up of five laminated layers. The wood used for the four inside layers is straight grained Douglas fir.
The tuning hardware is electro-plated in polished brass with a solid brass hold-down band, tuning nuts and thread protection caps.
The sound qualities are excellent. It has a rich vibrant bass, slaps strokes that pop, and high pitched Doumbek sounding rim tones.
I think this drum has exceptional quality and a great buy for the the price quoted above.
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