Hi Nickkapka! I havn’t ‘test-driven’ the new DW cherry wood drums as of yet, but as anyone who has read my posts on this Forum knows, I’m a DW guy for life! I love everything that I’ve ever purchased from them, & cannot see myself playing any other make of acoustic drums, pedals, or hardware! From Ludwig, to Pearl, & a quick second w/ Tama-DW is the make for me, & I can only speak for myself. It’s just cool to see another DW lover!