Your eyes don't deceive you, and neither will your ears once you hear this unique 6.5x14 Canopus Neo Vintage M4 Snare Drum in "Superior Maple" Lacquer finish. OK - stay with us here... Canopus designed this snare based upon the technology and specifications of some outstanding drum designs from the 1970s. Yep, that's 12 tension rods on top and 6 on the bottom. Seems odd, until you play it! A 5 ply maple / thick poplar shell construction, and Canopus' precision bearing edge shaping produce a mellow and dry vintage sound with sharp, precise attack and a comfortable, loose reverberation. This is a truly unique instrument with a conspicuous sound that will turn heads on stage and in the studio alike!