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Craviotto 6.5x14" Gladstone Snare Drum - Cherry
CALL TO ORDER ONE. $2200 with wire. $2350 with wire/gut/wire combo wires. CONTACT STEVE AT VINTAGEDRUMS@AOL.COM FOR DETAILS ABOUT A VERY LIMITED UPCOMING SERIES BASED ON THIS DRUM. This is an incredible instrument. This is a prototype for a Craviotto/Gladstone snare. The drum is a Craviotto solid cherry 6.5x14 with 45 edges and the build out is Arnie Lang's Gladstone 3 way tuning. For history on Billy Gladstone's innovations (all of which are on this drum), read my article HERE. This drum has the coveted 3 way tuning; innovative tone control; simple-but-effective throw off, and the incredible sound of a Craviotto solid cherry shell. Tuning versatility is unlimited with the Gladstone 3 way tuning, and it is incredibly easy. Ideal drum for any playing situation and superb in a recording studio due to the simplicity of the 3 way tuning system. This is the 6.5x14 prototype and has a "Steve Maxwell Collection" badge. Also, on this drum the snare wire system is a combo of wire and gut and is very much like the arrangement Billy designed. The snares have a coating on them where they wrap over the bearing edge on each side of the snare. This focuses the snare sound more directly onto the head and increases overall snare response on the drum. Very painstaking process to do this, so it adds a bit more cost, but very cool. These drums are only available through us under special arrangement with Arnie Lang for the build out.