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Craviotto Drums 8x14 Red Birch Custom Snare Drum  From Craviotto

The perfect blend of high and low frequencies captured in an 8x14 Red Birch shell.


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What We Think

We love the big tone of this freshly-out-of-the-custom-shop Craviotto 8x14 Red Birch solid shell snare drum, which is accented with maple reinforcing rings. Birch snare drums have a distinctively bright tonal quality that has long been sought after by professional musicians. The reinforcing rings are used as a way to help accentuate the birch's naturally higher frequencies by stabilizing the shell, raising the pitch and increasing its projection without sacrificing its unique tonal range. We found the 45-degree bearing edges will add a modern clarity to your sound, while the shell brings out the warmth and "dialed-in" sounds with ease. Whether in the studio or playing live, playing backbeats has never been more fun. Once you hit one of these incredible drums, we know you'll see why it's no wonder so many players go to Craviotto to find their sound.



Craviotto Drums 8x14 Red Birch Custom Snare Drum Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Craviotto Drums 8x14 Red Birch Custom Snare Drum, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from Craviotto

Since the beginning of American drum manufacturing, the highest quality, most highly prized snare drums were single ply, or "solid shell": one piece of selected wood painstakingly steam bent in the highest expression of the drum maker's craft. There is no sound that compares to the deep, rich, warm authority of a one-piece shell. Every drum makes noise. Many drums make distinctive sounds But percussive artists know: solid shell drums make music. Johnny Craviotto loves solid shell drums and spent years developing processes to eliminate manufacturing imperfections and to bring new precision and reliability to this ultimate snare drum design. There are no shortcuts. Woods must be carefully selected, fully aged, thoroughly prepared, precisely measured, thoughtfully refined, tested, and lovingly finished. The processes are proprietary, a mix of the most traditional and the highest of high tech. The result....the Mastery of the One: Craviotto solid shell snare drums, and now solid shell drum sets, with shells from 10" to 26" in diameter, for an orchestral arsenal of sound. Craviotto. For every drummer who loves drums.

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About Manufacturer

Since 2004, Craviotto Drum Company has paved the way in offering custom built, handcrafted one-ply, solid shell drums.  Our aim is to explain how solid shells perform differently from ply shell drums. Craviotto Drum Company builds concepts.  We want to share these creations with you. We also want to promote our family of artists, and our family of dealers where you can purchase one for yourself.

Each custom drum we make is handcrafted by our small group of artists and craftsmen in California. We don't source our shells like other manufacturers.  We get our hands dirty. We start from scratch and see the process through all the way here in the USA. No shortcuts are taken, no compromises made.

Our process starts when we send our craftsmen to the source. Johnny and our team literally pick through millions of board-feet of wood determining which boards are good enough to bear the Craviotto name. And that's just the starting point.  

From there, each drum goes through Johnny's proprietary process and passes through the six most talented sets of hands in the drum building business. Each shell wears Johnny's fingerprints, sweat, and final signature of approval with pride.  Not every board makes it, only the best get Johnny's signature.


Craviotto Custom Shop Snare Drum Features:

  • Chrome plated brass tube lugs
  • Birch solid shell
  • Aquarian heads
  • 2.3mm hoops
  • Craviotto deluxe snare wires
  • Trick GS007 Strainer