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Craviotto 20/12/14" Drum Set - 2012 Cherry
A like-new kit from 2012; excellent condition, with shells signed by Johnny! This set has a Yamaha YESS mount installed on the rack tom. 8x12, 14x14, 15x20 with 45/45 edges. NOTES FROM STEVE: Please note that the bass drum, a 15x20", has some very beautiful figuring which also includes a natural venting system of sorts: In some of the figuring there are very slight holes that are very much like the same sort of pinhole that you commonly see in Ambrosia maple. These pinholes don't impact the integrity of the shell in any way, and in fact help to create a bit of natural venting. Very cool. I am very familiar with this kit since it was originally sold by us. The grain of cherry is exquisite and the color becomes "redder" as it ages. This set is #323, (Craviotto is now over 850 solid shell kits built!), so it was made in 2012 and the wood has aged both sonically and visually. One of my own personal "keeper" kits made for my by Johnny is cherry and the grain and color are truly superb, and they sound incredible. Cherry is very much like maple. Nicely articulate, yet still has warmth.
This kit is a beautiful example of Johnny Craviotto's unparalleled craftsmanship. All Craviotto drums are made from single-ply, steam-bent shells which resonante naturally and purely, uninhibited by layers of glue. Johnny hand selects each board for strength, consistency, and grain pattern and the drums are built and assembled by hand in the California factory.
Johnny's methods for steam bending were fine tuned over decades. No short cuts here. This sort of craftsmanship takes years to perfect, and his techniques and processes have never been equaled. The end result is a product that truly is the finest available in the world today. His team of master craftsmen were personally trained by him and they are carrying on the legacy. They continue to build drums "Johnny's way".
Wood type: Cherry
Sizes: 15x20" bass drum, 8x12" rack tom, 14x14" floor tom
Bearing Edges: 45/45
Kit #: 323