DW has been at the forefront of many innovations throughout their history. One of the most brilliantly executed is their Edge Snare Drum. Some wooden shell drums share a few tonal properties with metal shelled drums. Some metal shells are porous enough to pass as "wooden sounding". This 6x14 DW Collectors Edge Snare Drum in a wonderfully understated Natural Satin Oil finish with gold trim is the best of both worlds because it's literally two shells in one. Thus, proving once again that oftentimes the best solution is the simplest one. Crank it up high for the metal overtones to stand front and center. Tune it low and fat to realize all of the 10-ply maple-y goodness. Hit it right in the middle for the perfect blend of tone that can only be achieved with this patented design. Believe the marketing with this snare drum; it does not disappoint!