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Stanbridge 7x14" African Blackwood Snare Drum - 2008

Stanbridge 7x14" African Blackwood Snare Drum - 2008

Regular price $4,500.00 USD
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Stanbridge drums are made by hand in small batches in Newfoundland, Canada. This is serial #124, and was build in 2008. The stave shell and tongue-and-groove jointed hoops are African Blackwood. The hardware—eight double ended tube lugs, Dunnett throw-off and butt plate, and tension rods—are all gold plated. Equipped with Puresound snare wires. The drum is in excellent condition, with a few spots where the lacquer is splitting at the point of lug contact, and light tarnish on the gold plating.

Here's what Pete Stanbridge has to say about this drum:

“African Blackwood is a remarkably hard and heavy wood species which grows in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Highly prized for its visual beauty it is also the material of choice for many of the finest woodwind instruments including oboes, clarinets and bagpipes. I discovered that Blackwood, like many other tonewoods, is a wonderful material for snare drums, and possesses a mid-range voice which projects well and sounds very full from ppp to fff.

Our African Blackwood stock is secured from blanks which are unsuitable for the production of woodwind instruments due to small defects which I can eliminate in the milling process of our segment shell drums.”

BRAND: Stanbridge

CONDITION: Used - Very Good

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