Staved snare drums are a brand new addition to the Gretsch snare drum line. Built in the same fashion as professional quality conga drums, the staving process utilizes solid, 7/8” thick, vertical-grain blocks of wood that are precision pinned and glued together to make the shell. Due to this design element, the shells are extremely durable and create a drum that stands the test of time. The thick shell and 45-degree bearing edge creates a penetrating backbeat, brilliant cross-stick sound and limitless headroom that can cut through any amount of excessive stage volume. Finished in satin lacquer to bring out the natural cherry grain and adorned with classic Gretsch hardware, the staved snare drums bring a boutique look and feel to the vast Gretsch snare drum line.