Rupps Drums Shop Main Shop > Drums > Ahead Snare Drums Ahead Wood Snare Drums Click for larger imageSKU Number: * MSRP: $1,099.99 You Save:$385.64 FREE Tech Support Rupps Price: $714.35 Choose ModelChoose Model Required 6X14 1-Ply Maple Stave, 1" Thick w/Trick Throw-off (+$8.00) 6X14 Steam Bent 1-Ply Maple (+$8.00) 6X14 African Exotic Wenge Stave 1-ply Snare drum (+$8.00) 235027:+:0,235028:+:8,235029:+:8,235030:+:8 Quantity: Handcrafted in the USA from extra-thin, exotic wood shells—and equipped with a host of today’s most advanced components—the new “XT” snare drums from AHEAD represent a breakthrough in design, sound and performance. The 6?x14? drums are now available in a selection of sustainable hardwoods including American Black Cherry, African mahogany and Bolivian Rosewood models. The XT’s proprietary shell design utilizes three thin plies of eco-harvested, hand-selected wood that are carefully sliced from a single board and laid-up in a staggered-seam configuration using the veneers’ natural sequence and grain orientation. The result is an ultra-thin (4mm), ultra-strong, ultra-sensitive drumshell that retains the characteristics, tonal qualities and appearance of the original piece of wood.Each custom-quality AHEAD XT Snare Drum is expertly crafted and painstakingly finished with a fine satin lacquer to protect the wood and complement the tone. The drums are then assembled with the high-end components found on many of the world’s most coveted drums, including Fat Cat High-Performance Snare Wires, Dunnett R4 Throw-Off, S-Hoop Counterhoops, Brunson Ball-In-Socket Lugs, TightScrew Tension Rods and Remo Ambassador Coated and Snare Side drumheads.Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery due to high demandThis item may ship from the manufacturer. Delivery times may vary. Please contact us for details.