The Tama Simon Philips Signature 12 x 5 snare drum is a signature snare created in collaboration with English drummer Simon Phillips and Tama. The first of three snares in the series this particular drum is named The Pageant. Constructed from a 7ply Maple shell the signature snare emits a perfect amount of highs and mids mixed with warm lows. This maple construction is extremely versatile easily fitting into most drum setups and suiting a range of music genres. The Tama Simon Phillips Signature snare drum also features the MUS80A strainer providing tight positioning locking your snare wire firmly into your desired snare tension. This snare is the perfect choice for any drummer wanting an elegant sounding snare.