Carolina Drumworks snares are built using three
categories of shell materials: solid woods,
plywoods, and some metals. Within each of those,
we limit our materials to choices that provide
excellent acoustic properties and pleasing visual
appearance, adhering to our standards of tone and beauty.
Our Gold Series drums are made with solid hardwoods,
in steambent, stave, and segment construction.
We have also have built out several true solid
shells as custom projects, although we do not
normally offer those due to tonal variance and potentially delicate structure.
we have worked with include:
-- Ash, Beech, Cherry, Curly Cherry,
Hickory, Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple,
Hard Maple, Quilted Maple, Walnut, and
Claro Walnut. We have also built with
Pine, although it's a softwood, and Poplar,
but don't normally offer those.
-- Bubinga, Quilted Bubinga, Waterfall Bubinga,
Canarywood, Cocobolo, Kingwood, Koa, African Mahogany,
Honduran Mahogany, Padauk, Rosewood, and Teak
Our Silver Series drums are made using same-species
shells, occasionally with outer veneers
to enhance appearance. We do not build with multi-species
shells. Wood species we have offered in plywood
include Birch, Cherry, Maple, and Walnut.
We also offer snare drums incorporating metal
shells, including Aluminum, black nickel plated Brass, and 220 Bronze.
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