Wood Snare Drums

Why choose a wood snare drum over a metal? Well, drummers own each. If the music being performed requires a strong, loud “backbeat”, the metal drum will have the necessary projection required. If the music is acoustic, warm sounding, then wood is your choice. However, wood shells can project and when the occasion requires they can perform with tremendous volume.

Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum

Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum MPML4550BMB
Mapex MPX Maple Midnight Black Snare Drum MPML4550BMB
The Mapex MPX Midnight Black Maple Snare Drum has an all natural maple shell. It's a high-quality, affordable drum that's warm and sensitive, yet delivers a full projecting sound. Versatile for R&B, Jazz and Rock. It features Transparent Midnight Black Lacquer finish with Black hardware, low-mass lugs, fully adjustable throwoff and Remo UX drum heads. Available in 3 sizes: 13" x 6"; 14" x 5.5"; 14" x 8".
Price: from $209.00$115.00
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Mapex Black Panther Velvetone Snare

Mapex Black Panther Snare – Velvetone Finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare - Velvetone Finish
Mapex has developed a hybrid shell with the introduction of the Velvetone Snare. It is a 9 ply shell consisting of maple/walnut/maple. The size is 14" x 5.5", and ideal for a broad range of musical styles. The color is named "butter burst" and lives up to the description. It has a warm and focused sound.
Price: $599.00$379.00
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Yamaha Snare Drum-Stage Custom Birch

Yamaha BSD-0655
This  snare is 14"x 5.5" and has a 6-ply 100% Birch Shell.  It has triple-flanged hoops and is now 10 lugs.  It is a good intermediate drum with clear articulation.  The wood shell provides a warm sound and good projection.  Priced very reasonably! Color shown: Natural.
Price: $200.00$119.99
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Canopus Maple Snare Drum-The Maple

Canopus The Maple Snare Drum
The Canopus maple snare drum is worthy to be called The Maple, because of its natural brilliance, good sound projection, and a complicated, controlled high-pitch overtone series. Standard equipped vintage snare wires give it a sensitive feel, and the shell construction is designed for the best sound prodution with a delicate and precise bearing edge. Brass lugs tend to enhance the richness of the drum. Two sizes available. 8-ply Maple Shell. Special Order. 3-4 week delivery.  Color shown; Natural Oil Finish.
Price: from $640.00
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Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop Snare Drum-14x7

Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop 14×7 (Java Burst)
Taye Studio Maple Wood-Hoop 14x7 (Java Burst)
Taye Studio Maple Snare Drums are constructed using 100% North American Sugar Maple Shells. Sugar Maple is extremely hard and dense which creates a big attack and very sensitive response. The shells are 10ply and the wood hoops 14 ply. The wood hoops are thick and exceptionally effective for "cross sticking" patterns. Color is Java Burst. Details include: 100% North American Sugar Maple Shells High Gloss Lacquer Finishes 10 ply, 7.5mm Shells 14 ply North American Sugar Maple Hoops Claw More Info »
Price: $819.00$524.00
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Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drum 14x6.5

Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drum MUS1465
Pearl Modern Utility Snare Drum MUS1465
Pearl's Modern Utility Snare Drum features a 6-ply all Maple shell. It is designed for the working drummer and the CL Bridge Lug and SR700 strainer is top notch. Triple flanged hoops are standard and increase projection of the drum. This is a very resonant, versatile and clean sounding drum. The MUS1465 model is the very popular 14" x 6.5" size. Available in Black Matte finish.
Price: $283.00$169.00
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GMS Super Vintage Snare Drum

Super-Vintage-Black-with-Silver-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. Gotta love those old snare drums. Big, fat, thick with that soft buttery feel. We’ve all been looking high and low for one in good, playable condition. Sometimes you get lucky. Well, today is your lucky day! The GMS “Super Vintage” snare drums capture all that is good in an old drum, and then some. More Info »
Price: from $850.00$510.00
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GMS 25th Anniversary Snare Drum (6.5 x 14)

25th-anniversary-snare-00-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. GMS Drum Co. is proud to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. We wanted to create a snare drum in honor of our anniversary, one that would be unique and encompass our passion for new technology while remaining true to our love of old world quality and craftmanship. We feel we’ve accomlished that with the 25th Anniversary More Info »
Price: $1,250.00$749.00
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GMS Revolution Snare Drum

Revolution-Snares-Walnut-Burst-w-Brass-F-212×212
NOTE: This drum is a special order and will take some time to build, please email us if you have any questions before you order. GMS’s new Revolution Series drums feature a thin coating of real metal on the company’s premium-quality maple drum shells. Available metal types include brass, copper, nickle/steel. Drummers can choose to have a metal coating on the inside, outside, or both surfaces of shell. (The coatings are visually striking and distinctive.) They can even mix and More Info »
Price: from $1,090.00$654.00
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Pearl Free Floating 14x6.5 Maple African Mahogany Snare Drum

Pearl Free Floating Snare Drum – Maple 14×6.5
Pearl Free Floating Snare Drum - Maple 14x6.5
The new Task Specific Free Floating Snare Drums are designed for a player's individual needs. The 14" x 6.5" FTMMH-1465 features a 6 ply Maple shell with an inner ply of African Mahogany. The Free Floating lugs enable the drum to have full resonance in combination with Die-Cast hoops. The Clip-Lock snare system assures no slippage in the Ultra-Sound snare wires. This drum is ideal for bringing out the lower fundamental tones of the snare. Color shown is the new More Info »
Price: $869.00$519.00
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Canopus YAIBA Snare Drum-Maple

Canopus YAIBA Snare
The YAIBA Snare Drum is an 8-ply maple shell drum.  It has the Japanese Sword design die-cast lugs and is extremely resonant and articulate.  Only available in the 5.5" x 14" size and Natural Oil finish, it is less expensive than the brass lug drums. The shell is basically the same. Special Order.  Delivery 3-4 weeks.
Price: $399.00
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Canopus Zelkova Snare Drum

Canopus Zelkova Snare Drum
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 More Info »
Price: from $1,599.99
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Pearl Firecracker Poplar Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Firecracker Wood Snare Drum
Pearl Firecracker Wood Snare Drum
The Pearl Firecracker Snare Drum with 8 ply Poplar Wood Shell "pops" like a firecracker. They are a no nonsense drum which will cut through to the max. Available in 10" x 4"(6 ply) and 12" x 5" sizes. If you are looking for an explosive drum with a huge sound the Firecracker is the right choice! Also available with a Steel shell.
Price: from $149.00$89.00
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Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Maple Snare Drum

Mapex Black Panther Snare – Black Widow finish
Mapex Black Panther Snare - Black Widow finish
This is a full bodied snare ideal for all around use. The tone is dark and focused. The shell is 6 ply maple and is 14" x 5". The attraction of the transparent black shell with brushed black hardware has a classic look. A centered bearing edge (45 degree) with rounded back-cut limits unwanted overtones and produces a more round and centered tone.
Price: $492.00$309.00
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Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum

Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum MPML3600CNL
Mapex MPX Maple Gloss Natural Snare Drum MPML3600CNL
The Mapex MPX Gloss Natural Maple Snare Drum has an all natural maple shell. It's a high-quality, affordable drum that's warm and sensitive, yet delivers a full projecting sound. Versatile for R&B, Jazz and Rock. It features a Gloss Natural finish with Chrome hardware, low-mass lugs, fully adjustable throwoff and Remo UX drum heads. Available in 2 sizes: 13" x 6"; 14" x 5.5".
Price: from $209.00$115.00
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Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum 14 x 6.5

Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 5.5. Four week delivery.
Price: $1,060.00
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Canopus Mel Taylor Model Snare Drum 14 x 5.5

Mel Taylor 14 x 5.5 Snare
Mel Taylor 14 x 5.5 Snare
This signature snare drum was designed for Mel Taylor, the Ventures drummer, with the Ventures sound in mind. Canopus engineered the drum to Mel's specs utilizing custom bearing edges to create short sustain and easy rim shot use. Features are: 8-ply maple shell, Die Cast hoops, and brass lugs. Covering is Silver Sparkle. The drum as Mel said, "a lot of volume, and is clean and clear." Also available in 14 x 6.5. Four week delivery.
Price: $1,031.00
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Pearl Popcorn 10" x 6" Maple Shell Snare Drum

Pearl Popcorn Snare Drum 10×6
This Pearl Popcorn 10" x 6" Snare Drum features a six-ply Maple shell and is known for it's ability to project and cut through loud electronics. This drum serves equally well as a primary instrument or as a secondary "effect" snare drum. Free shipping continental US.
Price: $549.00$310.00
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GMS Special Edition Snare Drum 7x13

SE Maple Gloss 7×13
SE Maple Gloss 7x13
We have a few beautiful GMS 7x13 Special Edition (SE) snare drums in stock. 8 Ply maple shells, innovative low-mass tension relieving SE lugs, with GMS swivel inserts, Hand-tooled Grand Master series brass throw-off, 2.3 triple flange hoops, precision 45 degree bearing edges and a perfect snare bed, all add up to the perfect snare drum for any gig. These snares sound amazing and can't really be beat at this price point. Available in Maple Lacquer and Dark Cherry Fade More Info »
Price: from $545.00$327.00
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Grover Pro G3T-5 Concert Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 5E
Grover Pro G3T 5E
Grover Pro Percussion has redefined snare drum technology with the advent of the Grover G3T Snare Drum. The 5"x14" Grover Pro G3T-5 Concert Snare Drum features the advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system. This system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for More Info »
Price: from $910.00$682.50
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Grover Pro G3T-14 Field Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 14N
Grover Pro G3T 14N
The Grover Pro G3T-14 Field Snare Drum measures 14"x14" and utilizes Grover Pro Percussion's redefined snare drum technology! The advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for the concert hall and any situation that requires one drum More Info »
Price: from $1,400.00$1,050.00
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Grover Pro G3T-6 Symphonic Snare Drum

Grover Pro G3T 6E
Grover Pro G3T 6E
Grover Pro Percussion has redefined snare drum technology with the advent of the Grover G3T Snare Drum. The 6.5"x14" Grover Pro G3T-6 Symphonic Snare Drum features the advanced ITaP™ technology tuning system. This system provides previously unattainable focus and sensitivity from a snare drum by allowing the independent adjustment of snare pressure (sound quality) from snare tension (sensitivity). This versatile top of the line orchestral instrument does it all---from the most delicate pianissimo to the most roaring fortissimo! Ideal for More Info »
Price: from $930.00$697.50
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Mapex Armory Series Exterminator Snare Drum 14 x 6.5

Mapex Armory Exterminator Snare Drum 14×6.5
Mapex Armory Exterminator Snare Drum 14x6.5
The Mapex Armory Series Exterminator Snare Drum 14 x 6.5 features a hybrid shell of birch and walnut woods for powerful attack and focused sound. The 14"x 6.5" hybrid shell is a stunning Ebony Stain over Figured Wood. Encased with solid steel tube lugs, the Exterminator is a dark but mass attack sounding snare. The Piston Strainer with Vertical Throw-off is silent and precise.
Price: $399.99$259.00
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Sonor Vintage Snare Drum 14x5.75

Sonor Vintage Snare Drum 14×5.75
Inspired by the Sonor design of the 1950s, the Vintage series has been updated with today's technical advancements. The Super 50 snare strainer is a redesign of the original strainer and much improved. The snares are 24 strand stainless steel and hoops are Superprofil triple flange. The Beech shell has a warm, dry, resonant sound. Shell size is 14" x 5.75". This is a rare opportunity to buy this drum at a great savings. Quantity is limited! Available in Black More Info »
Price: $759.00$490.00
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