I wanted to share this with you.
I attend a large church in the Baltimore area. The auditorium seats 1100, 3 services, full sound system, in ear monitors, etc... I am on the worship team this weekend and decided to bring the Artisan Drumworks Jarrah snare to rehearsal Wed. night. When we were finishing up the sound guy came up to me and said "That is the best sounding snare drum I have ever heard in here!" (Keep in mind we have 2 house kits a Yamaha Absolute Maple & Recording Custom. Also many of the drummers bring in their own snare drums). He then elaborated on some of the sound qualities which included the things mentioned in your description.
This is truly a unique drum with distinct and wonderful characteristics causing listeners to stand up and take notice. Thank you Curt!"
(on 5x14 Jarrah one ply)
“Curt - received the drum Saturday - it is really beautiful workmanship, and sounds great! Thanks very much.”
Temple Terrace, Florida
(on 6 x13 Birdseye Maple oneply)
Solid (one-ply) shell manufacture is a process that has been around for many years and through that span of time has been perfected. Our shell recipe combines select tone-woods, shell thickness and bearing edges to produce the optimal composition for tone, sensitivity, and projection.
Vintage Custom snare drums are handcrafted from a single ply of hardwood, steam bent, placed in a mold for curing and finally precision milled on a CNC lathe.
Solid shell snare drums are favorites among many top professionals and are prized for their unique tonal qualities.
Standard features include:
*Choice of domestic wood species (exotics also available as a custom option)
*3.0 mm triple flange super hoops
* Classic tube lugs
* Hand-rubbed oil and wax finish
* Remo Ambassador drum heads
* Trick Percussion strainer and butt
* 16 strand German snare wires
*Humes & Berg Tuxedo bag
* Lifetime warranty
Click on Custom Options to change standard features on your one-ply snare drum.