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NAMM 2018 demo model. May show some stick marks and/or fingerprints. Limited edition finish!
The Zelkova Snare Drum, which has a hollowed one piece drum shell, can be described as the purest form of the drum. Only one hollowed piece can be taken from a stump of precious 200 year old Zelkova wood, also called Akagi or "red wood". The sound that is produced from a single piece of wood has a unique and powerful attack. Each stroke produces a "block of sound" with a sharp edge and a thick low pitch, while maintaining the warmth of natural wood. The special nature of Zelkova is highly revered and sought after by top drummers around the world.
The Zelkova hollowed snare drum is CANOPUS' flagship model. In the primary development process we first experimented with traditional drum crafting theory. Originally we cut the drum's edge at an angle of 45 degrees on both the inside and outside of the drum's shell. Our first try was insufficient in resonance and was rather dull in regards to the drum's sensitivity. We continued to experiment with several different edge angles, Including 70, 60, and 30 degrees. After our trials and errors, we have finally completed an unprecedented edge shaping process. The end result is a hand crafted snare drum with maximum resonance and a delicate yet fat sound with sharp response.
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