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collector's series wood snares


The standard from which all other DW snare drums are measured, the Collector’s Series Maple is crafted from only the finest hand-selected North American Maple and customized in any California Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color option. Each 10-ply drum is fitted with a 6-ply reinforcement hoop and our 60-degree bearing edge for optimal resonance and attack. A lacquered interior adds brightness to a snare with a full tonal spectrum and plenty of body. The Collector’s Series Maple is the definitive workhorse wood snare drum to own.

Availability: 6x10", 5x12", 5x13", 6x13", 4x14", 5x14", 6x14", 7x14", 8x14", 10x14", 4x15", 5x15", 6x15"


Crafted from select Heartwood Birch and personalized in any California Custom Shop finish, The Collector’s Series Birch snare drum provides all of the attack and bright tonality you’d expect from birch. The 10-ply shell without reinforcement hoop is loud and open, with a higher midrange that’s perfect for a variety of musical situations. A 60-degree bearing and host of DW high-end features make the Collector’s Birch a must for any serious snare drum collection.

Availability: 6x10", 5x12", 5x13", 6x13", 4x14", 5x14", 6x14", 7x14", 8x14", 10x14", 4x15", 5x15", 6x15"


The Super Solid is one of our most important snare drum innovations in recent years. Utilizing a proprietary molecular compression process, wood is specially treated to greatly increase density, while at the same time make it more pliable. Once the shells are formed in to cylinders, a high-tech machining process ensures that the drum is true, both inside and out, and a reinforcement hoop is integrated. The Super Solid truly is a one-piece shell in every way and can be customized in any Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color option. Orchestral sensitivity, shotgun-like projection and plenty of recording quality warmth and tone, the Super Solid is perhaps our most sought after snare drum.

Availability: 4.5x13", 4.5x14", 4.5x15", 5.5x13", 5.5x14", 5.5x15"
in Shell Thicknesses 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"


Taking inspiration from our patented Edge™ snare drum and our newest Super Solid shell technology, we proudly present the Super Solid Edge. Available in 13" and 14" diameters in a variety of depths, the Super Solid Edge can be customized by mixing and matching Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, and Cherry rings to create a multi-layered solid shell masterpiece. Offered in any DW Custom Shop finish, drum hardware color and option.

Availability: 5x13", 5x14", 6x13", 6x14", 7x13", 7x14"

+Collector's Wood

Maple, Birch, Super Solid,
and Super Solid Edge

+Collector's Metal

Bronze, Brass,
Aluminum, Copper, Steel...

+Collector's Specialty

Exotic Monogram™, DW EDGE®,


Mahogany, Gum
HVX Maple, Steel...

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