The Canopus Harvey Mason Signature Snare drum exemplifies hybrid shell perfection. The marriage of White Birch and Walnut produces a unique, dark tone with significant projection. Fundamentally dry with a short, controlled sustain, Canopus applied the perfect matching bearing edge to this 5.5x14 hybrid shell. This snare is especially good for Jazz and Fusion styles, and is as beautiful as it is functional. A home run.