• 12"x7" Birds Eye Maple Natural Gloss

    12 x 7 Birds Eye Maple Natural Gloss

  • 12"x7" Birds Eye Maple Natural Gloss

    12 x 7 Birds Eye Maple Natural Gloss

Overview

Genuinely don't know what to make of this unique model.Sandro Bustíos Chávez from the Facebook group sent me photos of it from a 2014 eBay listing. He said that the seller didn't ship to his home country of Peru, so he had to let it go. But he saved the photos - nice one Sandro!  

The clever money is on it being a UK exclusive - it's a very simlar shell to the 13"x7" Birdseye Maple Natural Gloss (the serial numbers are really close too - 53832 vs 53856). But it's a bit of a weird one; it's only got 6 lugs rather than all the other 12" shells that have 8, and it's got an I.T.S mount only usually found on 10" models. I really don't know why you'd specify 6 lugs on a 12" Black Panther. My first guess was a special order specifically designed to use as a mounted snare, and the 6 lug spacing was to make it compatible with the 10" Black Panther I.T.S. mount. However, surely you'd just use a 12" tom I.T.S. mount designed for the standard 8 lug setup and keep the tuning advantages of the extra lugs.

Any more information or even just pet theories gladly received! 

Photos kindly provided by Sandro Bustíos Chávez from the original eBay Post. I'm using these for reference under fair use, but if these are your photos please do get in touch. I'd love to ask you more about it and credit you properly.  

Specifications

  • Shell Size:
    12"x7"
  • Shell Construction:
    Maple with Birdseye Maple exterior ply
  • Shell Finish:
    Gloss
  • Hardware Finish:
    Black Chrome
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    6
  • Hoops:
    2.3mm Powerhoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Orion Standard Strainer

Rarity (on release)

Unique
Unique
The only 6-lug 12" Black Panther snare known to exist

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