This fantastical George Way Advance Solid Ply Maple Snare Drum has a vintage inspired design, with some high-end modern advancements. George Way is a legendary figure in American drum making, and this snare is named after his first business venture, "Advance Drums". This Canadian made, solid-ply, steam bent maple shell without reinforcement rings conveys a decidedly classic tone - warm, full and resonant. The 20-strand wires along with the thin, single ply shell provides all kinds of sensitive articulation, especially for a deeper snare drum. George Way hardware is top-notch, and finished with "AAA" quality chrome. The Advance Solid-Ply Maple sports 8 classic George Way streamlined lugs, triple flanged hoops, and the Dunnet 845 snare throw-off. Grab this high end no-nonsense snare while you can at the Drum Center of Portsmouth.