Quality, durability combined with beauty. Walnut/birch shells, tough diecast hardware, stunning Phantasm oyster lacquer finish. And because these are hand painted and not wrapped, each shell is unique. Must see in person! These drums are so warm and gorgeous sounding, the heavy-duty hardware allows each drum to vibrate freely which further enhances their outstanding resonating qualities.
Custom sizes include:
14x22 Virgin bass (rare!)
16x16 floor tom
From Tama’s website: “ The evolution of Starclassic from maple, birch, bubinga, birch/bubinga continues, and now - after intense analysis, rigorous research, development and product testing - we have arrived at the latest Starclassic modern development, Starclassic Walnut/Birch.
We discovered the perfect ratio of walnut to birch that produced a superior quality of low-to-mid frequency warmth that perfectly complemented the clear attack and higher frequency projection of birch. The sound is familiar, but distinctively different from Tama sounds of the past.
The Starclassic series continues to be a representation of our collective drum-making passion, wisdom and pursuit to offer refined and differentiated sounds. Starclassic Walnut/Birch defines our commitment to evolve our drum sounds and inspire the contemporary drummer.”