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Craviotto 18/12/14/5.5x14" Drum Set - 2014 Mahogany Full Dress
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This set has been in a private collection since we sold it in 2014. Signed shells of course AND ALSO 2014 10TH ANNIVERSARY BADGES. This is a truly amazing set and the first of its kind from Craviotto. It was designed to illustrate the extent to which you can choose to customize a sparkle lacquer finish. This is a steam bent solid mahogany 8x12, 14x14, 14x18, 5.5x14 with 45 degree edges and it is finished in an incredible "full dress" sparkle lacquer finish. The concept of a "full dress" finish goes back to the 20s. Back in those days a "full dress" set would have a wrap finish such as white marine pearl, and then the diamonds would be cut from pieces of sparkle wrap and then affixed to the shell with tacks, thus creating the diamond patterns and the "full dress" look. Johnny take this concept to new heights with this full dress sparkle lacquer kit. This kit is number 431. The finish here is a black gloss background and then the gold and red diamonds are also sparkle lacquer, as are the inlays on the bass drum hoops. This is an incredibly difficult and time consuming job, but the end result is stunning. You can choose any color combinations you like, so feel free to contact us with ideas you have for your own kit. The mahogany shells add a 25% up charge to this kit and the sparkle lacquer is an up charge as well. The sparkle lacquer finishes can be done on any wood species but are usually done on maple, which is the base price wood and therefore eliminates the 25% up charge for the wood. Call us for more details. This kit is available for $11,200 and it is the first Craviotto kit of its kind. This set was displayed at the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim and is also featured in the Craviotto 2014 catalog.