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Exotic Wood Veneers

We search for only AAA grade wood veneers or higher for our drums.  Each sheet is hand picked for its figure, color, and uniqueness.  If you order a kit or multiple drums, all veneers are sequence matched for a perfect blended look.

All veneers can be finished with our premium high gloss, satin or matte sheen topcoats.  Stains and Kandy Color Tints are also available, as well as fades, bursts or solids.  Wood stripes of varying wood species can be added.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

{** Due to monitor and organic differences, colors and designs 
are representations only that can vary in person. **}

7×13″ Bubinga / Curly Maple Stave with Satin Chrome

A unique snare that has become very popular for its sleek looks and awesome sound. A 7×13″ solid stave shell with alternating bubinga and curly soft maple in a natural satin stain that brings all the wood character out and helps protect the solid boards when changing environments and climates. The 1/2″ thickness adds high end and volume for a tighter crack. The all satin chrome hardware includes matching solid brass full length tube lugs, die cast hoops for extra pop and greater rimshots, and even a matching air vent that is rarely seen. The Trick multi step throwoff in brushed aluminum matches the hardware perfectly. We have done this shell in similar sizes and hardware setups, but the matching satin finish on the shells and hardware speaks for itself.  Already on its way out to Massachusetts.



6×13″ Solid Steambent Curly Maple Dark Walnut Stain

This is a curly maple solid single ply steambent shell with maple single ply reinforcement rings that is stained Dark Walnut and high glossed to perfection. We use a vintage style rounded bearing edge on our steam bent shells to offer more head to shell contact and fatter tone. The 6×13″ size really pops yet has a great versatility to it. All chrome hardware, including tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops and a Trick multi step throwoff.


5×14″ Curly Maple Stave

Unbelievable amounts of body and full wood tone come from thinner stave drums. Solid wood stave drums are available in all varieties of wood types, shell thicknesses and sizes. This gives you ultimate control to capture the individual tonal qualities of each specific wood, the amount of body or attack and volume due to it’s thickness, all with your requested size of depth and diameter. This natural satin oil 5×14″ curly maple 7/16″ stave has a sweet drum tone and an amazing amount of body for it’s 5″ depth. Attached are turret double ended lugs that create less mass on the shell and only one drilling point, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Nickelworks black and chrome throwoff.


5×14″ Solid Steambent Curly Maple

A highly figured curly maple solid steambent single ply shell with matching curly maple reinforcement rings. This 5×14″ snare is finished in our natural high gloss with all black nickel hardware, including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for a full and open tone, and a Trick multi step throwoff. Solid steambent shells have a ton of body and natural wood tone as they utilize less glue and all solid wood compared to standard ply shells. We install a rounded 45 degree bearing edge that produces a rounder, fuller tone and a subtle muffling as solid shells typically have more high end ring and bearing edge eliminates excess ring. A sweet drum that sounds great live or recorded.