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 the warmth of natural wood. The special nature of Zelkova is highly revered and sought after by top drummers around the world. After much experimenting, Canopus has developed 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. The Zelkova wood is becoming more scare and quantities are limited. The drum is installed with Brass lugs, Die Cast hoops and Vintage Snare Wire. It is an 8-lug drum. Two models are available: 5″ x 14″ and 6.5″ x 14″. This is a limited production instrument. Delivery normally 4-5 weeks.
Brian Blade says, “The ZELKOVA snare drum has a beautiful tone and a clear responsiveness that speaks in all dynamic ranges. It is the perfect instrument for any musical situation.“