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Our VIRTUE: Honesty™ 14" x 6.5" Sassafras Snare Drum features a Purely-Resonant™ 1/2" solid stave shell. Sassafras are relatively small domestic trees and thus get overlooked by commercial timber companies, so this is a rare opportunity to own a snare drum made from this lovely hardwood. The combination of a softer species combined with a thick shell delivers a unique blend of warmth and projection. Custom, hand-shaped snare beds are designed to yield a versatile instrument and deliver articulate snare sensitivity.

A hand-rubbed satin finish enhances the beautiful wavy grain patterns in the Sassafras shell. Premium hardware includes ten decorative tube lugs, Trick GS-007 multi-step throw-off, Fat Cat snare wires, and top-quality stainless steel internal mounting screws. Nylon shoulder washers facilitate smooth, accurate tuning and prevent tension rod rattle at lower tensions, while high-quality drumheads by Evans deliver professional results straight away.


Sassafras (Sassafras Albidum)

Janka Hardness Rating: 630 lbf

Origins: Eastern United States

Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or IUCN Red List of threatened species.

VIRTUE: Honesty™ 14"x6.5" Sassafras Stave Snare Drum w/Diecast Rims

  • - 14" x 6.5" Sassafras Snare Drum
    - Purely-Resonant™ 1/2" Stave Shell
    - Ten (10) Chrome-Over-Brass Tube Lugs
    - Trick GS-007MS Multistep 3-Position Throw-Off
    - Diecast Rims on Top & Bottom
    - Fat Cat High Performance 20-Strand Snare Wires
    - Nylon Shoulder Washers on Tension Rods
    - Evans Power Center Reverse Dot Batter Head
    - Evans Snare Side 300 Resonant Head
    - Natural Hand-Rubbed Satin Finish
    - Chrome Hardware

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