Sound and color

SpeciesAsh

Ash is a practical wood due to its strength, hardness and weight. When used as core or as part of a combination of plys, it can add strength and durability to your shell.

Configuration
All Ash
Thickness
6ply = 4.3 mm
8ply = 5.7 mm
10ply = 7 mm
Origin
Upper Midwest
Hardness Level
1320
Sustain
Medium
Tone
Bright, Crisp, Loud

SpeciesBirch

Birch is a heavy wood with a very fine grain, and is considered one of the most widely used woods for veneer and ply. Very light in color, it takes stain very well, allowing you to truly customize your shells.

Configuration
All Birch
Thickness
6ply = 3.7 mm
8ply = 4.8 mm
10ply = 6 mm
Origin
Upper Midwest
Hardness Level
1260
Sustain
Medium
Tone
Mids, Focused

SpeciesBirdseye Maple

Birdseye Maple is not a distinct species of Maple, but is instead named for its growth/grain anomaly. Known for its rare, decorative properties, Birdseye Maple is a wonderful option for a truly unique shell aesthetic. Colors can range from creamy, light amber to deep, reddish and dark brown hues. Our Maple is hand-selected and rotary cut to our desired thickness from the forests of Michigan.

Configuration
Birdseye Maple / Maple(9) - 10ply
Thickness
10ply = 6.8 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
1450
Sustain
Long
Tone
Bright, Mid-low

SpeciesBubinga

Our Bubinga is ethically sourced from sustainable farms in Africa. Bubinga is valued because of its strength-to-weight ratio and beautiful, decorative detail. A pure Bubinga shell like our Signature Series is a great option, or Bubinga can be used in concert with other hardwoods as a custom order.

Configuration
All Bubinga - 10ply
Thickness
10ply = 4.9 mm
Origin
Africa
Hardness Level
1980
Sustain
Long
Tone
Deep, Round

SpeciesCherry

Cherry offers beautiful colors, from rich red to creamy white. The wood has a fine, uniform grain and a satiny texture. Our Cherry is hand-selected and rotary cut to our desired thickness from the forests of Michigan.

Configuration
All Cherry
Thickness
6ply = 4.1 mm
8ply = 5.3 mm
10ply = 6.7 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
950
Sustain
Medium
Tone
Punchy

SpeciesCurly Maple

Curly Maple's defining characteristic is the unusual, curly design of its grain. Intriguing, three-dimensional patterns give the appearance that the grain is curling along the ply. This makes a showstopping shell due to its unique aesthetic. Our Maple is hand-selected and rotary cut to our desired thickness from the forests of Michigan.

Configuration
Curly Maple / Maple(9) - 10ply
Thickness
10ply = 6.8 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
1450
Sustain
Long
Tone
Bright, Mid-low

SpeciesGum

Gumwood is moderately hard and offers a very close-knit wood with fine texture. It makes a great core wood and is a throwback to the classic drum shells.

Configuration
Maple / Gum / Maple / Gum(2) / Maple - 6ply
Thickness
6ply = 4.2 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
860
Sustain
Medium
Tone
Punchy, Focused

SpeciesMahogany

Mahogany is a reddish-brown wood with a beautiful, consistent grain, and for this reason is often used as the outer plys in shells. The wood is durable and easy to work with due to its close, straight-grain pattern and lack of soft grain.

Configuration
All Mahogany
Thickness
6ply = 3.5 mm
8ply = 4.8 mm
10ply = 6 mm
Origin
Africa
Hardness Level
1100
Sustain
Short
Tone
Low, warm

SpeciesMaple

Maple wood is incredibly strong, looks great and stains nicely. Our Maple is hand-selected and rotary cut to our desired thickness from the forests of Michigan.

Configuration
All Maple
Thickness
6ply = 4.2 mm
8ply = 5.4 mm
10ply = 7 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
1450
Sustain
Long
Tone
Bright, Mid-Low

SpeciesPoplar

Poplar is a straight-grained, light-to-moderate wood with a uniform texture. Poplar is seldom used for its aesthetic, but instead is more functional as a core option.

Configuration
Maple / Poplar / Maple / Poplar(2) / Maple - 6ply
Thickness
6ply = 4.4 mm
Origin
Upper Midwest
Hardness Level
540
Sustain
Short
Tone
Soft, Low

SpeciesRosewood

Bolivian Rosewood offers a very dense, exotic aesthetic with great color variation. Typically red to brown in color often with darker streaks, this is a prized wood for its unique presentation.

Configuration
Rosewood/Maple(9) - 10ply
Thickness
10ply = 6.75 mm
Origin
Bolivia
Hardness Level
1780
Sustain
Short
Tone
Dark, Punchy

SpeciesWalnut

Walnut is a desirable wood due to its strength, grain and color. This hardwood is resilient with a moderate texture, and makes an attractive, classic shell exterior.

Configuration
All Walnut
Thickness
6ply = 4.3 mm
8ply = 5.7 mm
10ply = 7 mm
Origin
Michigan
Hardness Level
1010
Sustain
Medium
Tone
Warm, Dark

SpeciesWaterfall Bubinga

Just like our Bubinga, our Waterfall Bubinga is ethically sourced from sustainable farms in Africa. The Watefall Bubinga ups the aesthetic ante with its unique wave pattern, and therefore makes a showstopping shell or complete kit.

Configuration
WF Bubinga / Bubinga(9) - 10ply
Thickness
10ply = 4.9 mm
Origin
Africa
Hardness Level
1980
Sustain
Long
Tone
Deep, Round