SONOR, proudly celebrating a tradition of over 135 years of excellence has announced the launch of the Limited Edition One Of A Kind snare drums to be introduced at Winter NAMM 2014. These limited drums are the top of the line of the SONOR snare program and honour the long tradition of exiting veneers and innovative instruments within the company’s history. Each series features an extremely limited run of special designed snare drums with spectacular natural grown veneers and new shell designs.
For each edition a certain tree has been selected with the goal in mind to only use the most exiting parts of the grain and set them to perfectly set vertical grain patterns. Vertical outside veneer grains have been introduced through SONOR in 1973 and a the companies trademark ever since. All veneers are sourced at specialized suppliers in Germany, which guarantee that these trees come from environment friendly sources and are exported/ imported legally.
The instruments badges highlight laser cut mallet shaped logos, made out of the same veneer that is used on the snares itself. Due to the massive success with the actual Gavin Harrison Signature snare drums, SONOR chose to cooperate with HARDCASE UK again. Each One Of A Kind snare drum is delivered in a hard case, made to SONOR’s specification.
Edition volume: 45 snare drums
Shell Size – 14″ x 7″ Shells – Hand selected North American Maple, 21 plies/ 14,65 mm thickness
Bearing Edges – modern 45 degrees
Finish – The snare features a gorgeous high gloss lacquered White Ebony veneer and black nickel plated fittings
Badge – One of a Kind badge with laser cut mallet shaped logo in White Ebony veneer, 1 out of 45
Hoops – 2.3mm triple flanged hoops on top and bottom. The bottom hoop has an open bridge design to fully benefit the Dual Glide System
Snare Strainer – Dual Glide Snare System Snare Wires – 18-strand bronze wires, handmade in Germany
The Lugs – SQ² lugs with internal Tune Safe and APS
Drumheads – SONOR medium white coated on top and medium resonance head on bottom, both made by Remo USA Exclusive Packaging – includes a unique “One of a Kind” case, made by Hardcase UK and a personal ‘welcome to the SONOR family’ package