This is a beautiful and rare Craviotto 5.5x14 Private Reserve snare drum made from solid steam bent Wenge. Wenge is a very ‘live’ sounding African hardwood. With Brazilian Rosewood being very scarce due to inclusion on the CITES list, Wenge is becoming a strong sonic substitute for Rosewood. It is very dense and can be very hard to work with, and for steam bending a solid board it can be especially challenging, but it is worth the effort. The drum has 45 degree edges and the natural Wenge shell is sealed with Craviotto’s oil sealer. No stains here. This is the actual color of the wood. Projection is superb and given that this species is very ‘live’ sounding, the tone is very pure. Not to be missed. Very limited. We only built two drums and this is the only one left.

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Wenge Private Reserve 5.5x14 snare drum
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United States

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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago
Joined Aug 2015
Glendale Heights, IL, United States

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Steve Maxwell Drums - Chicago

Glendale Heights, IL, United States
Joined: Aug 2015

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Craviotto Wenge Private Reserve 5.5x14 snare drum 2019
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