Bosphorus/Parra Snare Drum @ 2013 Winter NAMM
We spotted a lone hybrid-shell snare drum in the Bosphorus Cymbals booth, and stopped to inquire. It turns out that Ricardo Parra, master builder at the Venezuelan drum company Parra Drums, collaborated with Bosphurus to create the center segment of this unique instrument from Bosphrous bronze (the other two segments are fashioned from different types of exotic wood). Whether this is a one shot collector’s item or the beginning of an entirely new snare drum line seems yet to be determined. Still … really cool drum, huh?