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Dark Red Elm - SOLD
Dark Red Elm - SOLD

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Diameter: 13
Weight: 13.3
Height: 24
Wood Type: Elm
Skin Description: Goat Skin with Black Fur

Product Code: 11-09

Description Sounds
This drum is made from a single piece of Red Elm wood with a rich dark red color dyed on the outside. Elm wood takes color very well and it shows off the beautiful grain patterns.

Overall this is a loud and commanding drum to play. It has crisp high notes and a resounding bass with good hang time.

It has a stout body and with its medium-thick skin is suitable for that Solo style sound. The top edge is well rounded, and I used more parts of rope to get that super high tension, and hold it.

 This whole drum is silky smooth and has smooth sweeping curves. The bottom edge is well rounded is wont crack or chip.

 The skin on top is African goat skin with black and grey fur with a flap.

All of my drums come with a built-in carry handle on one side which makes it easy to tote around and aids greatly when you want to take your drum out of its bag.


WOOD: Gray and Red Elm. These are tough trees, with a lightish wood ranging from nearly white to rich light brown color. This wood has an interlocking grain that makes it very tough to split for fire wood. This was used in the old days for ox cart wheels. Both red and gray have very striking grain patterns, and take to staining very well. I will often dye Gray Elm into a thick burgundy color, or as my web administrator had requested, washed in white. Quite stunning. Tough to work with, but worth the extra time.  This stuff is tough!

This wood feels silky smooth and is wonderful to touch. I have rubbed on layer after layer of lacquer, and after applying several coats and allowing them to dry, I rub off what remains on the surface, and then apply a final  glossy coat.          You can keep it beautiful by rubbing with some lemon oil occasionally.


WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR HANDS: No one likes hurt, swollen hands, so I slowly and carefully smooth the curves of each drum to make them supremely comfortable to play.
DogStar Drums are made to play for hours with no pain.

Feel lighter, carry LESS weight! I spend a lot of time carefully trimming off excess bulk so you can have fantastic sound at half the weight. Using a lathe, I have much more control over the shell thickness. Thicker just where it needs it, not all over.

Musicians demand superb sound from their instruments, and every DogStarDrum is carefully shaped and tuned to give you that exceptional sound while also showing the beautiful natural wood grain and color.
  • Dark red color. Solo style sound. Design on the skin of sunset over waves.