AK/Craviotto 6.5x14 Diamond Series N.O.B. Snare Drum. #33 of 50. - AK/Craviotto 6.5x14 Diamond Series N.O.B Snare Drum.

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The ultra-rare 2007 AK/Craviotto 6.5x14 Nickel-Over-Brass Diamond Series Snare Drum. These famous and highly sought-after snare drums are rarely seen for sale, especially in the 6.5x14 size. This drum is #33 of 50 and is in pristine condition. These drums, 50 @ 5.5x14 & 50 @ 6.5x14, marked the first collaboration between Adrian Kirchler of AK Drums Italy and Johnny Craviotto of Craviotto Drum Company USA. These drums are arguably the finest Nickel-Over-Brass snare drums ever created, and remain one of the most highly sought-after snare drums around. This specific drum was originally owned by Nashville studio great Chad Cromwell. Chad used the drum on a number of sessions and eventually sold the drum to a collector. The drum has remained a collection piece and has seen minimal play. This drum has never been gigged out, and was displayed in a temperature controlled/smoke free environment. 

This past May, the drum was hand-carried to the Chicago Drum Show. Adrian Kirchler was visiting from Italy, where he met with the collector and signed the batter head of this drum. As the pictures will show, Adrian's craftsmanship and hand-engraving on this shell is simply spectacular. Polished diamonds on a matte finished nickel shell, this drum is pure class...

Below are details on this very special snare drum:

- AK handmade, hand-engraved, Nickel-Over-Brass ONE-PIECE shell. Thickness of the shell is 0.7mm. 

- AK Vintage Bearing Edges - rounded, turned over 30 degree edges, sealed into a triangle & soldered to the inside of the shell. Same method as the bearing edges of the old Ludwig Heavy Brass shells. 

- Johnny Craviotto's Signature Snare-Bed. 

- Craviotto Custom High Carbon Snare Wires.

- Craviotto Signature Nickel-Plated Diamond Tube Lugs.

- Nickel Plated 2.3mm Triple Flange Hoops.

- Craviotto Signature Nickel-Plated Butt Plate.

- Trick GS-007 Strainer. 

- Remo Drum Heads. *Craviotto Remo Coated Ambassador, signed by Adrian Kirchler.

- Signed Certificate of Authenticity, #33/50, signed by Johnny Craviotto.

- Plush Craviotto Snare Drum Bag.

- Craviotto Drum Key.

This is the snare drum that sparked a revolution between Johnny Craviotto and Adrian Kirchler. A snare drum that changed the industry, made everyone take notice, and ultimately led to additional collaborations between the two master drum craftsman. The 2007 Diamond Series snare drum was the first entry into the metal shell market for Craviotto Drum Company. In true Craviotto fashion, the Diamond Series snare drum silenced any would-be critics to become one of the most sought-after brass snare drums for both studio and live work. Tonally bright and warm, the brass shell is ever-so-mellowed by the nickel plating. This IS the N.O.B. snare drum tone so many players seek but rarely find. 

AK/Craviotto Diamond Series Snare Drums will continue to gain in value as they become increasingly more rare. AK's work is so sought-after by drummers throughout the world, that AK currently has a waiting list of drum orders. 

The Diamond Series N.O.B. Snare Drum was created by two of the premier drum masters of our time, Adrian Kirchler & Johnny Craviotto, creating one of the most incredible snare drums the industry has ever seen or heard. Both a player & collectable, this truly is a special & unique handcrafted snare drum that rarely comes up for sale. 

Product Specs

Mint (Used)
AK / Craviotto
AK/Craviotto 6.5x14 Series N.O.B. Snare Drum. #33 of 50. - AK/Craviotto 6.5x14 Series N.O.B Snare Drum.
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