Ancient Tree Wishbook 2013
We hand-craft our solid-wood drums, one drum at a time, from the finest, rarest, river reclaimed lumber.
The Conquistador is a 14" x 6" hand-made stave, snare drum, crafted from the select, first growth, river reclaimed heart-pine found in the rivers and swamps of the Southeastern United States.
The trees are estimated to be 300 to 400 years old when harvested around 150 years ago. After cutting the trees, the loggers would float the logs down-stream to a saw mill. The logs that were heavy with heart-wood sank and were left behind.
Submerged in icy cold, spring fed waters for over a century and a half, not only preserved the wood but changed the density of the wood giving these drums their unique, rich tonal texture.
Each drum is appointed with the most select hardware available and designed to take advantage of this wonderful wood. Trick throw-off, aluminum lugs, custom milled from Aero-space alloys and PureSound snares.
Find out how you can acquire one of these beautiful hand crafted musical instruments.