| Built using 6 ply, horizontal grain sequence matched veneers, our shells and snares provide a superior option in both tone and resonance. Other available veneer shells deflect and lose shape during performances. Our rigid construction allows the sound to be pure and the qualities of the species of wood to be heard. We use 6 plies of 1/24" thick veneer - that means you are heaing more of the wood and less of the glue. And by maintaining a true round and providing a greater percentage of wood, you're able to experience the full tuning range and individual characteristics of each drum.