European Hornbeam is native to western, central, and southern Europe extending eastward as far as western Russia and Ukraine. The tree is small to medium in size and often has a fluted and crooked trunk. Hornbeam is similar in weight and comparable to Rock Maple, with increased attack and volume. This species is very tough and resilient, making it very suitable for making drum sticks and wooden handplanes for which it is also used.
The featured drum is a solid shell, crafted from one plank of wood that has been steam bent with glue-in reinforcement rings added. This particular Hornbeam shell has an usual amount of curly figure. The drum also features Artisan Drumworks solid brass, round head tube lugs. In addition to our single point lugs (hexagonal and round), we also offer two point tube lugs with hexagonal lug heads, and single point tube lugs in either style. All of our lugs are solid brass, designed by Artisan Drumworks, and are manufactured and plated in the U.S.A. They are available in a number of plated finishes including chrome, nickel, satin nickel, black nickel, and lacquered brass(shown). Other custom options such as several domestic and exotic wood species, custom wood hoops, and a variety of finish types are available.
Tonal Properties: smooth mid-range, bright attack, very good projection.
Featured Snare Drum: $985.00
• Solid (one-ply) Curly Hornbeam shell, 6 ½ x14
• Artisan Drumworks classic tube lugs in lacquered brass
• 45 degree bearing edges with a slight counter cut, slightly rounded counter cut
• 2.3mm triple flange hoops in chrome
• Trick Percussion strainer and butt plate
German snare wires
• Remo CS Reverse Dot batter side / Ambassador SA snare side
• Silky Satin Lacquer
• Lifetime Warranty
• Artisan Pro 1 Bag