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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. **}

Wood Stain Finishes Catalog

A quick list of some of our wood stains. We mix our own stains in house and can develop any shade or match any color. You want something darker or lighter? Sure, no problem. You want a specific color from something you already own, or have an idea you’ve seen elsewhere? Ya, we can do all that.

Any of our wood stain colors can be topcoated with either high gloss or satin finishes. Fades and bursts to either natural or other colors also available.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

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

5×14″ Solid Shell Birdseye Maple w/ Matching Wood Hoops

Here is a highly figured exotic birdseye maple solid steam bent shell in a natural high gloss finish with custom made “Yamaha” style 32ply maple wood hoops with inner and outer plies of exotic birdseye veneer.  We picked the highest grade AAA birdseye maple available which is getting harder and harder to find as birdseye figuring only occurs in less than 5% of all maple.  Other hardware includes a Trick multi step throwoff, solid chrome over brass tube lugs, puresound wires and Remo drumheads.


6×13″ Segment Wenge & Bloodwood Snare

A custom shell we worked on for a repeat customer. This shell is a 6×13″ segment solid wood that is 9/16″ thick made of exotic Wenge with a Bloodwood center stripe. Segment shells are constructed much like a brick pattern that utilize solid wood pieces, much like our Stave Shells but in a different construction. We hosed the shell down with a ton super high gloss clear coat and buffed to a perfect mirror-like finish. The snare is dressed with all brass hardware including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, P86 throwoff and butt plate, and remo drumheads w/ german snare wires.


Wood Hooped Kit Over Aged White Marine Pearl

This kit looks exactly as it sounds; classic and sweet. It has a nice warm tone from the thin maple shells and that classic old school sound with the wood hoops. A 4pc Standard Series Maple kit in aged white marine pearl with wood hoops in Tomacco satin stain with matching inlays. This is a great example of our Hide-a-head hoops that sit over the head collar instead of on the collars like bass drum hoops. All chrome hardware with chrome over solid brass 50% offset mini 1” tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws, pro spurs, DSS suspension mounts, heavy duty brackets and a Trick multi step throwoff. The matching Remo Fiberskyn front logo bass drum fits the theme perfectly. Sizes include 16×20” kick, 7×10” tom, 8×12” tom, 14×14” floor tom, and a 5.5×14″ snare.


3pc Aged WMP w/ Wood Hoops & Inlays

A classy kit with vintage feel and sound. A Standard Series kit consisting of our 6ply maple toms and an 8ply maple kick. Featuring our Hide-A-Head style maple hoops custom made to fit each drum that covers the metal collars of the drumheads to create a seamless appearance. Classic aged white marine pearl wrap with medium reddish brown satin stained hoops with matching inlays. All chrome hardware includes mini 1″ tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws, pro spurs, DSS suspension mount, heavy duty brackets, and a fiberskyn logo bas head. Drum sizes include 8×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor tom, and an 18×22″ kick.

Vintage Mahogany 6.5×14″ Snare

Our Vintage Mahogany Series shells are reminiscent of older 70’s American made shells that have become highly desirable for their warm soft tone. Our shells utilize the newer shell forming technology with stricter tolerances while still paying homage to the vintage sound. These shells are made of mahogany faces with a poplar core and 10ply wide maple reinforcement rings. Sticking with the vintage sound, we cut a roundover bearing edge to add more head to shell contact for a fatter tone and less ring. Shown here in our natural satin oil with a spectacular ribbon mahogany face, chrome hardware, beavertail double ended lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, RCK throwoff and German brass snare wires.

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.