Signature Series [Curly Maple | 10-Ply]

Signature Series

Finally a timeless, elevated look and sound is accessible to boutique builders with the Signature Series, a line made exclusively of a unique range of high-quality exotic woods.

Configure: Curly Maple

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Ply Count 10-Ply

Diameter 14”

Depth 5”

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

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Shells are cut according to the size indicated above, but are shipped raw to maintain affordable pricing for our customers. This also allows our customers to finish the shell exactly as desired. Shells may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing the shell.

Glue remnants should be addressed during shell preparation, prior to finishing the shell. To easily peel off the glue remnants, simply soak a small rag in acetone and place over the glue for about 10 mins.

It is important to always sand the shell before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the shell a couple times. A final sanding can be done using 220 grit, but it is not recommended to go beyond 220 (the wood pores will close making it harder for stain to permeate). And finally, keep in mind that this is a natural product and will not always be perfectly uniform.

Signature Series

The Signature Series

An Exotic Range of High-Quality Woods

The Signature Series is a premium line of exotic shells that are unmatched in the industry. The quality of wood selection (hand-selected grade A exotics), the range of species available and our proprietary shell process allow us to make unique shell products accessible to boutique builders one-at-a-time or in bulk. Whether you’re looking to create a “collector series” caliber drum or want to develop your own stunning product line, this is the series for you.

Shells of Distinction

The quality of the woods have been great, no separations and beautiful veneer. And you guys save us 3 hours by cutting a straight edge on the ply sheets.

Bill Cardwell, Owner of C&C Drum Co.

Working directly with Nordic has been essential, they perfectly fit our approach and share our values. With both look and sound, Nordic shells are at the heart of what we do.

Lane Pederson, Co-Owner of Twin Cities Drum Co.

I have been working very close with Nordic for several years now. Customer service is unmatched and the quality is top shelf. You will not find a better shell for your build.

Bill Detamore, Founder of Pork Pie Percussion

Nordic has changed the game in the high quality custom drum shell world, and their True Series off-the-shelf stock is out of control. These shells not only look beautiful but sound amazing!

Preston Parsons, Owner of Vessel Drum Co.

These shells are AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE them. I'm very excited that I am now using Nordic Shells exclusively.

Swede Grooms, Owner of Swede Custom Drums

We purchase the majority of our shell making veneers from Nordic. The quality is top notch as is the customer service. This has allowed us to take our own shell making to the highest level possible.

Christopher Carr, Owner of Bucks County Drum Co.

Our order comes in perfect every time, which is incredible considering the variety of thicknesses, combinations and species of woods they offer. Plus the quick turnaround is a breath of fresh air.

Peter Lazos, Owner of Rukus Drums