Rigorously tested. Innovative hybrid shell. Gorgeous sound and lacquer finish. The Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch snare drum produces a full-bodied sound across the spectrum. Enhanced low – mid frequencies add a saturated wave of warmth and punch. The shells are made from a hybrid blend of walnut and birch which is unique to the Starclassic series. The birch helps to add extra bite and a cutting attack to balance perfectly with the full-bodied walnut tone. Solid die-cast hoops keep the overtones well controlled providing a focused sound and enhancing tuning stability. Fitting nicely into any Starclassic Walnut Birch shell pack the Starclassic Walnut Birch snare comes complete with an eye-popping Lacquer Phantasm Oyster finish providing stunning sound quality and appearance to any drum kit.