True Series Snare Shell

True Series Snare Shell

Made exclusively of one standard wood, the True Series amplifies the wood’s character and creates a pure tone and resonance true to its species. All shells come standard as un-sanded, unless sanding services are purchased. This allows for maximum flexibility for your desired finish.

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Species Ash

Size 14”x5”

Ply Count 6-Ply


Products 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 product exactly as desired. Products may contain markings from the mill or slight amounts of glue from the manufacturing process, but can be easily removed prior to finishing.

We try very hard to eliminate any glue remnants. However, should you find any glue remnants on your Nordic product, it can be easily addressed during preparation, prior to finishing the product. 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 product before finishing with paint, stain or clear coating. Start with 150 grit and gently sand the product 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.

True Series

The True Series

A pure tone and resonance true to its species.

The True Series is an industry game changer! Until now, boutique drum companies never had access to so many choices. The True Series offers the industry’s only shell made out of a single grade and species throughout the entire product (offered in six different woods). No cheap core made of low grade species; just a pure, best-grade wood shell of your choice. Get true resonance of your desired 6-ply or 8-ply wood species with a True Series drum shell.

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.

We source 90 percent of our veneers for the fabrication of Rukus drum shells from Nordic. The quality and consistency provide peace of mind during our shell making process. Professional service from order to delivery.

Peter Lazos, Owner of Rukus Drums