We are in love with this 4.5x14 8-lug A&F Raw Steel Snare Drum. Completely handcrafted from scratch in Austin Texas, this amazing instrument is quite frankly a breath of fresh air. The bright, sharp and dynamic steel shell is cut, rolled and welded in-house. It's then treated with a patented oxidizing formula to jump start the patina process. The shell is then finished with 45 degree cut bearing edges, a 3.5" snare bed, and there are 8 in-house machined raw brass lugs and matching brass hoops. This is one versatile snare drum that will do it all while turning heads wherever it goes!