||Drums & Percussion
Snare commemorates anniversary of 1906 earthquake and fire
|San Francisco Drum Company announces the availability of a limited run, collector’s edition snare drum commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Great San Francisco earthquake and fire. This drum was inspired by the military and pit orchestra drums of the era and includes design elements representing the elements and events of the time.
This instrument is designed with a combination of silver-plated and decorative brass components inspired by the events of the 1906 earthquake and fire. The drum is finished in a custom mahogany stain with an antique oil and varnish polish, and features a custom silver-over-brass metal inlay with engraving by John Aldridge. The inlay is set into a channel created by cutting the all-maple shell into two sections. The shell is rejoined with additional plies to symbolize the San Andreas fault line that exists under the city today and the rebuilding of San Francisco after the fire.
“I wanted people to be reminded of facing a severe setback and overcoming adversity,” said Garry Williams of SF Drum Co. “I combined wood and metal, which was used to rebuild the City, and the drum represents the vital role of the military in keeping down chaos.”
Only ten (10) of these limited edition snare drums will be made to order.
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